How Do I Start a LabVIEW Web Server?


Larry Thompson

Starting a LabVIEW Web Server

Are you looking to create a LabVIEW Web Server? Look no further!

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to get your own LabVIEW Web Server up and running. Let’s dive in!

Step 1: Install LabVIEW Web Server Toolkit

To begin, make sure you have the LabVIEW Web Server Toolkit installed on your system. If you don’t have it yet, head over to the National Instruments website and download the toolkit. Once downloaded, follow the installation instructions provided by National Instruments.

Step 2: Launch LabVIEW

After installing the LabVIEW Web Server Toolkit, launch your LabVIEW software. If you haven’t installed it yet, ensure that you have it installed on your machine before proceeding.

Step 3: Create a New Project

In LabVIEW, create a new project by clicking on ‘File’ in the menu bar and selecting ‘New Project.’ This will open up the project explorer window.

Step 4: Add a New VI

In the project explorer window, right-click on ‘My Computer’ and select ‘New VI’ from the context menu. This will create a new virtual instrument (VI) file within your project.

Step 5: Design Your User Interface

In the newly created VI file, design your user interface using various controls and indicators available in LabVIEW’s palette. Arrange them as per your requirements for your web server application.


  • Bold text: Use bold text to highlight important tips or key steps.
  • Underlined text: Use underlined text for emphasizing critical points.
  • Combined formatting: Combine bold and underline for extra emphasis!

Step 6: Enable Web Server Functionality

In LabVIEW, you need to enable the web server functionality for your project. To do this, right-click on the project name in the project explorer window and select ‘Enable Web Server’ from the context menu.

Step 7: Configure Web Server Settings

Once the web server functionality is enabled, right-click on the project name again and select ‘Web Server Settings’ from the context menu. Here, you can configure various settings such as port number, authentication, security, and more.

Step 8: Build and Deploy your Application

After configuring the web server settings, it’s time to build and deploy your LabVIEW application. Right-click on your VI file in the project explorer window and select ‘Build Specifications’ > ‘Web Server’ > ‘Build.’ This will create a build of your application with web server functionality.


  • You can include additional files or dependencies in your build by modifying the build specifications.
  • The built application will be saved in a specified location on your computer.

Step 9: Start Your LabVIEW Web Server

To start your LabVIEW Web Server, navigate to the directory where you saved the built application. Double-click on the executable file to launch it. This will start your LabVIEW Web Server.


You have successfully created and started your own LabVIEW Web Server. Now you can access it through any web browser by entering the appropriate IP address and port number.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful in getting you started with LabVIEW Web Server. Enjoy exploring the possibilities of web-based applications using LabVIEW!

Happy coding!

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