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HTTP Echo Service

An HTTP Echo Server is a powerful tool designed to simplify the process of testing and debugging HTTP requests.

HTTP Echo Server

Beeceptor's HTTP Echo Server is a ready to use web server that specializes in providing JSON responses that mirror the content of incoming HTTP requests. Whether you're a developer looking to debug your API, validate request formation, or simply gain a deeper understanding of HTTP requests, this Echo Server useful.

Use cases

  • Request Inspection & Debugging: When building HTTP requests in the code, sometimes you need to validate the intended format and content under the wire. By echoing the request content, you can examine request headers, parameters, and payloads to diagnose issues.
  • Testing Libraries and Frameworks: When you're meticulously constructing HTTP requests from scratch, it's essential to verify whether your code is generating the correct requests that the server can interpret accurately.
  • Network Troubleshooting: It can serve as a simple ping service to verify outbound connectivity or network health.
  • Handling of Different HTTP Methods: Beeceptor's HTTP Echo Services support various HTTP methods like GET, POST, PUT, PATCH, and DELETE, allowing you to test different types of requests. The echoed response is a JSON object.
  • Multipart Request Testing: Some Echo Services can handle multipart requests, which is useful for testing how a server handles file uploads or complex data structures.

How to use

To get started with the HTTP Echo Server,

  1. Open HTTP Echo Server page.
  2. Copy the HTTPS request URL of the server:
  3. Send an HTTP request from your service, code or terminal. You can send various types of requests, including simple HTTP, HTTPs, HTTP2, GET, POST, PUT, PATCH, REST API calls, or multipart requests. The CURL examples provided on the page will guide you.
  4. You will get a JSON Object in the response. The response will have content type application/json.

Here's a quick demo to help you get started.

Beeceptor's HTTP Echo Server Demo