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Simple pytest fixture to spin up an HTTP server

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Simple fixture to spin up a simple HTTP server to serve static files for testing.

Can be used for testing web scrapers, etc.


  • The fixture spins up a HTTP server that serves static files on port 8000.


When running your tests you need to point pytest-simplehttpserver to root directory with the static files you want to serve:

$ pytest --simplehttpserver-directory /home/user/mock_website/

In your code, just pass the fixture to your tests:

import requests

def mytest(simplehttpserver):
    response = requests.get('http://localhost:8000/')
    assert response.status_code == 200


You can install "pytest-simplehttpserver" via pip from PyPI:

$ pip install pytest-simplehttpserver


Contributions are very welcome. Tests can be run with pytest, please ensure the coverage at least stays the same before you submit a pull request.


Distributed under the terms of the MIT license, "pytest-simplehttpserver" is free and open source software

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