Running Hoverfly as a webserver¶
Please carefully read through Hoverfly as a webserver alongside this tutorial to gain a high-level understanding of what we are about to cover.
Below is a complete example how to capture data with Hoverfly running as a proxy, and how to save it in a simulation file.
hoverctl start hoverctl mode capture curl --proxy http://localhost:8500 http://echo.jsontest.com/a/b hoverctl export simulation.json hoverctl stop
Now we can use Hoverfly as a webserver in Simulate mode.
hoverctl start webserver hoverctl import simulation.json curl http://localhost:8500/a/b hoverctl stop
Hoverfly returned a response to our request while running as a webserver, not as a proxy.
Notice that we issued a cURL command to
http://localhost:8500/a/b instead of
This is because when running as a webserver, Hoverfly strips the domain from the endpoint URL in
This is explained in more detail in the Hoverfly as a webserver section.
Hoverfly starts in Simulate mode by default.