Hoverfly is composed of two binaries: Hoverfly, and hoverctl.
hoverctl can be used to spawn, configure, control, and stop Hoverfly. It allows you to run Hoverfly as a daemon.
Hoverfly is the application that does the bulk of the work, providing the proxy server or webserver and the API endpoints.
Once you have extracted both Hoverfly and hoverctl into a directory on your PATH, you can run hoverctl and Hoverfly.
hoverctl --version hoverfly --version
If installed correctly, both of these commands should return a version number. Now you can run an instance of Hoverfly:
Check whether Hoverfly is running with the following command:
The logs should contain the string
serving proxy which indicates that Hoverfly is up and running.
Finally, stop Hoverfly with: