Run offical Go language tutorial (A Tour of Go) on a server

Recently I am learning Go language for the distributed system course. Basically, golang is a programming language developed by Google – it has a C-like code style and an enhanced support for concurrency, which means writing a server with golang is a good idea.

Golang has an online version tutorial here. It has a server-based compiler and allow you to run some script. Since it is on a public server, its speed is somewhat slow. In this case, I planned to run theĀ gotour on my own VPS.

I downloaded and started gotour on my VPS. However, when I saw an message told me to open a browser and type http://127.0.0.1:3999, I realized that things could not be that easy. As expected, directly visit 3999 port will receive an instant HTTP error. read more