Serving Static Files

If you’d like to serve files from a static directory, there’s a Middleware for that. It will match incoming requests to files in the directory, streaming those back to the client if they exist. By default, it serves from Public/ but you may pass a custom path in the initializer if you like.

Consider a Public directory in your project with a few files.

├── Public
│   ├── css
│   │   └── style.css
│   ├── js
│   │   └── app.js
│   ├── images
│   │   └── puppy.png
│   └── index.html
├── Sources
├── Tests
└── Package.swift

You could use the following code to serve files from that directory.


Now, assets in the Public/ directory can be requested.

http://localhost:3000/ (by default, will return any `index.html` file)

Note: The given directory is relative to your server’s working directory. If you are using Xcode, be sure to set a custom working directory for your project where the static file directory is.