Need help with lua-http?
Click the “chat” button below for chat support from the developer who created it, or find similar developers for support.

About the developer

507 Stars 65 Forks MIT License 1.2K Commits 49 Opened issues


HTTP Library for Lua. Supports HTTP(S) 1.0, 1.1 and 2.0; client and server.

Services available


Need anything else?

Contributors list

HTTP library for Lua.


  • Optionally asynchronous (including DNS lookups and TLS)
  • Supports HTTP(S) version 1.0, 1.1 and 2
  • Functionality for both client and server
  • Cookie Management
  • Websockets
  • Compatible with Lua 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 and LuaJIT


Can be found at


Build Status Coverage Status CII Best Practices


It's recommended to install lua-http by using luarocks. This will automatically install run-time lua dependencies for you.

$ luarocks install http


To use gzip compression you need one of:

To check cookies against a public suffix list:

If using lua < 5.3 you will need

If using lua 5.1 you will need

For running tests


Getting started

  • Clone the repo:

    $ git clone
    $ cd lua-http
  • Install dependencies

    $ luarocks install --only-deps http-scm-0.rockspec
  • Lint the code (check for common programming errors)

    $ luacheck .
  • Run tests and view coverage report (install tools first)

    $ busted -c
    $ luacov && less
  • Install your local copy:

    $ luarocks make http-scm-0.rockspec

Generating documentation

Documentation is written in markdown and intended to be consumed by pandoc. See the

directory for more information.

We use cookies. If you continue to browse the site, you agree to the use of cookies. For more information on our use of cookies please see our Privacy Policy.