How Do I Find My Chrome Web Server?


Scott Campbell

How Do I Find My Chrome Web Server?

Finding your Chrome web server can be helpful for a variety of reasons. Whether you want to test your website locally, access files on your computer through a web browser, or troubleshoot network issues, knowing how to locate and utilize the Chrome web server is essential.

In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps to find your Chrome web server.

Step 1: Launching Chrome Developer Tools

The first step is to open Google Chrome and launch the Developer Tools. You can do this by right-clicking anywhere on the webpage and selecting “Inspect” from the context menu.

Alternatively, you can press Ctrl + Shift + I (Windows/Linux) or Cmd + Option + I (Mac) as a shortcut.

Step 2: Navigating to the Network Tab

Once the Developer Tools panel is open, navigate to the “Network” tab. This tab allows you to monitor network activity on the webpage and access additional features related to web servers.

Step 2.1: Enabling Network Recording (Optional)

To enable network recording, click on the small circle icon in the top-left corner of the Network tab. When enabled, this feature will start capturing network requests made by the webpage.

Step 3: Refreshing the Webpage

Now that you are in the Network tab, refresh the webpage by either pressing F5, clicking on the refresh button in your browser’s toolbar, or using another method of refreshing web pages.

Step 4: Locating Your Web Server Address

As the refresh action is performed, you will see a list of network requests appearing in the Network tab. Look for a request that corresponds to your web server.

This request typically has a URL that points to your local development environment or computer.

To find the address of your web server, look for a column named “Name” or “Path” in the Network tab. The value in this column should contain the address of your web server.

It may include an IP address, localhost, or a domain name.

Example: If you see a request with the path “/index.html”, it means that your web server address is http://localhost/index.html.

Step 5: Accessing Your Web Server

Now that you have located your web server address, you can access it through any web browser by simply entering the URL in the address bar. For example, if your web server address is http://localhost/index.html, enter this URL into your browser and press Enter.


  • If you are using a specific port for your web server (e.g., 8080), append it to the URL like this: http://localhost:8080/index.
  • Make sure your web server is running when you try to access it; otherwise, you may encounter connection errors.

Congratulations! You have successfully found and accessed your Chrome web server.

Now you can explore and test your websites locally or utilize other functionalities provided by the Chrome web server.

Remember to close the Developer Tools panel when you are done by clicking on the “X” icon or pressing Ctrl + Shift + I (Windows/Linux) or Cmd + Option + I (Mac).


Finding your Chrome web server is a simple process that involves launching Chrome Developer Tools, navigating to the Network tab, refreshing the webpage, locating your web server address in the Network tab, and accessing it through a web browser. By following these steps, you can effectively utilize your Chrome web server for testing and troubleshooting purposes.