Everybody who's using Python for some time knows about the
SimpleHTTPServer module and its ability to act as an ad-hoc webserver:
$> python2 -m SimpleHTTPServer 8080 Serving HTTP on 0.0.0.0 port 8080 ...
Since we are all moving onwards to Python 3, this is how to do it after
SimpleHTTPServer has been merged into
http.server in Python 3:
$> python3 -m http.server 8080 Serving HTTP on 0.0.0.0 port 8080 ...
Have fun :-)