hugo server

hugo server

A high performance webserver


Hugo provides its own webserver which builds and serves the site. While hugo server is high performance, it is a webserver with limited options. Many run it in production, but the standard behavior is for people to use it in development and use a more full featured server such as Nginx or Caddy.

‘hugo server’ will avoid writing the rendered and served content to disk, preferring to store it in memory.

By default hugo will also watch your files for any changes you make and automatically rebuild the site. It will then live reload any open browser pages and push the latest content to them. As most Hugo sites are built in a fraction of a second, you will be able to save and see your changes nearly instantly.

hugo server


      --appendPort[=true]: append port to baseurl
      --bind="": interface to which the server will bind
      --disableLiveReload[=false]: watch without enabling live browser reload on rebuild
      --meminterval=100: interval to poll memory usage (requires --memstats)
      --memstats="": log memory usage to this file
      --noTimes[=false]: Don't sync modification time of files
  -p, --port=1313: port on which the server will listen
      --renderToDisk[=false]: render to Destination path (default is render to memory & serve from there)
  -w, --watch[=true]: watch filesystem for changes and recreate as needed

Options inherited from parent commands

  -b, --baseURL="": hostname (and path) to the root, e.g.
  -D, --buildDrafts[=false]: include content marked as draft
  -F, --buildFuture[=false]: include content with publishdate in the future
      --cacheDir="": filesystem path to cache directory. Defaults: $TMPDIR/hugo_cache/
      --canonifyURLs[=false]: if true, all relative URLs will be canonicalized using baseURL
      --config="": config file (default is path/config.yaml|json|toml)
  -d, --destination="": filesystem path to write files to
      --disableRSS[=false]: Do not build RSS files
      --disableSitemap[=false]: Do not build Sitemap file
      --editor="": edit new content with this editor, if provided
      --ignoreCache[=false]: Ignores the cache directory for reading but still writes to it
      --log[=false]: Enable Logging
      --logFile="": Log File path (if set, logging enabled automatically)
      --pluralizeListTitles[=true]: Pluralize titles in lists using inflect
      --preserveTaxonomyNames[=false]: Preserve taxonomy names as written ("Gérard Depardieu" vs "gerard-depardieu")
  -s, --source="": filesystem path to read files relative from
      --stepAnalysis[=false]: display memory and timing of different steps of the program
  -t, --theme="": theme to use (located in /doc/themes/THEMENAME/)
      --uglyURLs[=false]: if true, use /filename.html instead of /filename/
  -v, --verbose[=false]: verbose output
      --verboseLog[=false]: verbose logging


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