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After creating the production build for an Angular project with ng build --prod, the output is a folder of html and javascript, which will only work if you serve it from an actual http server. This can be troublesome sometimes if you are not running a http server.

An easy way is to install this nodejs http-server. Then we can just run a simple command to serve the dist folder.

2 ways to do so, either install it as a homebrew package or npm globally.



brew install http-server


http-server [path] [options]



npm install -g http-server


npx http-server [path] [options]

Lookup the npm site mentioned above for the options if you need, otherwise, it defaults to port 8080 on your localhost.