If you have python installed, change to your static file directory and

$ cd /files/html/
$ python -m SimpleHTTPServer
Serving HTTP on port 8000 ...

This will start an http server on port 8000 that serves all files in the current directory.
All the debug is written to console including incomming requests and the server reponse to them.

If you want a different port just pass it as argument:

$ python -m SimpleHTTPServer 9595
Serving HTTP on port 9595 ...