You can find the latest binaries at the Releases page on GitHub. If you want to use plugins, ensure you download the version which supports them. It is also advisable to add the executable to your
PATH, so you can run
humphrey from anywhere. This is automatically done if you install via
cargo, as outlined below.
To download and build the server, run the following command:
$ cargo install humphrey_server
If you are going to use plugins with the server, including the PHP plugin, you'll need to compile in plugin support, which can be done with the argument
--features plugins. If you want to serve content over HTTPS, you'll need to compile in TLS support, which can be done with the argument
--features tls. The following command automatically does both:
$ cargo install humphrey_server --all-features
Once Humphrey Server is installed, you can simply run
humphrey anywhere to serve the content of the current working directory. It has only one optional argument, which is the path to its configuration file, and this defaults to
You'll see a warning that no configuration file was found. In the next section, Configuration, we'll learn how to use Humphrey's advanced configuration format to configure the server.