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Abyss Web Server X1 v2.9.3.2 Updated

Checker on 14 Apr 2014

Abyss Web Server is a full-featured web server with a small footprint. It supports HTTP/1.1, dynamic content generation through CGI/1.1 scripts, ISAPI extensions, Server Side Includes (SSI), custom error pages, password protection, IP address control, anti-leeching, and bandwidth throttling. It also features automatic anti-hacking as well as a multilingual remote web management interface that makes its configuration as easy as browsing a web site.

System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract the contents of the $INSTDIR directory to a folder of your choice.
  2. Launch abyssws.exe and close it
  3. Edit "abyss.conf" and look for the <root> parameter
  4. Change the absolute path to "." (omit the quotes)
  5. Create an empty "log" folder and inside that folder create an empty text file named "cgi.log"
To install PHP by follow the instructions on Aprelium's website. Then move the PHP folder inside Abyss' folder and change the PHP path in "abyss.conf" to a relative one i.e. ".\PHP\php-cgi.exe".
What's new? Security Enhancements:
The new releases improves the SSL/TLS support while hardening it against recently discovered SSL/TLS vulnerabilities: New Features:
  • Added support for 3072 and 4096-bit private keys generation.
  • Added a parameter to control the size of script/Web application output buffer.
  • Updated documentation.
The new releases also include several minor internal enhancements and fix the issues that have been reported with previous versions.
Latest comments
Tiky Reol on 2008-10-28 21:58

Thank you thank you thank you! guys for the info ;) I also recommend it to anyone and it's really portable, easy, and configurable/advanced yet. I use it with PHP and the DBS I'm using is the portable version of FireBird.
It's also convenient not to configure the web server all over again just because you changed the system it runs on ;)

sgt.mick on 2009-03-10 11:46

if you extract it manually, you have to create a "log" dir and an empty "cgi.log" (textfile) inside that dir.
otherwise you will get an error message and the server will not run.

Kapilind on 2010-07-13 07:50

Works great I have been using it for 2 years with no significant errors or bugs. Works well with ASP, PHP, MYSQL.

Has advanced features like easy web interface, hosts addition features. Log works with Webalizer and I use baretail to view logs in realtime

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HFS v2.3a Updated

webfork on 9 Mar 2014
  • 742KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Darkbee

HFS (HTTP File Server) is a great tool for sharing files on any device with a web browser. Just setup the program, add files and folders via drag and drop, and connect to the web address. The web view is an easy-to-navigate page that provides search, a variety of view options, and even the capability to download files and folders in a single archive (TAR format).

Other features include user controls, uploading, speed limits, transfer logs, "expert" view, and IP bans. Note that to make the program available over the internet, a dynamic DNS-type service may be necessary.

Functional in Linux under WINE.

System Requirements: WinAll / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder. Make sure you select "Save settings to file" when storing settings.
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
Path portability: No
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the single EXE file to a folder of your choice. Launch hfs.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Everything (has a web interface)
What's new?
  • Faster file transfer.
  • Brand new template.
  • Delete files remotely.
  • Scripting system, for both template and automation.
  • Account groups.
  • More.
Latest comments
soporte_trend5 on 2010-12-29 19:07

Genial Soft!! I love it. Forget to share files across Win Domain and annoying file/net/domain permissions/policies :D and has a lot of good features! , we need to consider to Make a Donation!! It really deserves!! - George (mex)

smaragdus on 2014-03-02 21:19

Great little program but there is plenty to be desired, for example there's no sign out.

Farkus on 2014-03-23 00:49

Brilliant in every way!!!

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The Uniform Server v11.0.0 Updated

Checker on 15 Mar 2014

The Uniform Server is a complete web development system containing Apache, PHP, MySQL, and Perl. Additional plugins on the website will extend the system with FTP server and Java servlet support.

Note: One useful function of this program is the Wiki on a stick tool that works with Uniform Server.

System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract:
  1. Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder with no spaces in the filepath (e.g. C:\portable and not C:\portable apps)
  2. Launch UniController.exe
  3. Configure the various settings, then start the server by clicking on the "Start Apache" and "Start MySQL" buttons
Latest comments
Eddy on 2009-12-16 12:17

I prefer MoWeS (Modular Webserver System).

You can use MoWeS Mixer to download and choose from a whole list of application packages that will automatically install. Easy does it!
Next to this you can download and install external packages:

Mike on 2011-04-22 15:40

I've been using Uniform Server for a few years now and I really like it. With windows 7 there does seem to be an issue with stopping and starting the services for some reason. You can get around it by uninstalling the services through the right-click option on the tray menu icon but it won't work through the apanel web interface.
Even with that problem I am still too hooked on Uniform Server to even try anything else.

Emka on 2011-12-26 08:31

It seems v8.0 is out. Due to the big version jump I did not want to update the entry without testing.

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USB Webserver v8.6

freakazoid on 18 Oct 2013

USB Webserver is an easy-to-use server package that integrates Apache, MySQL and PHP, including PHPMyAdmin. Great to show an offline version of your website, anywhere and anytime PHP development, website testing, and more.

System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch usbwebserver.exe.
What's new? 8.6
  • New languages
  • DPI Bug fixed
  • Updated application versions
  • My.ini bug fix
  • More php extensions
  • PHP Version 5.3.9
  • Apache 2.2.21
  • PhpMyAdmin
  • MySQL 5.5
  • * 18-01-2012: added Spanish language file
  • * 19-01-2012: added Portuges language file

  • Unexpected error solved (16 bit colors)
  • Mod rewerite is fixed
  • False virus warning for php library removed
  • No SMTP server anymore
  • PDO support
  • fully adaptable settings (my.ini, httpd.conf, php.ini)
  • Fresh new interface
  • Good user manual
  • Dutch and English support
  • Php 5.2.13
  • Httpd 2.2.15
  • PhpMyAdmin 3.3.1-rc1
  • MySQL 5.1.44
Latest comments
bublible on 2011-12-13 01:29

@dany: I already did and he replay that we need to edit php.ini in SETTINGS directory, not the one in PHP directory - and it worked! So all is normal now... ;-)

dany on 2011-12-13 01:37

@bublible: Cool.
Come to think of it, you can access all settings through their gui except the php one, so I'm gonna mail a feature request for this ;)

lrgorby on 2014-01-04 16:12

@bublible: I think I found a solution for you if you have not gotten it or if others need it.

It appears the php.ini file is over written by the default file php.ini in the settings folder of USB Webserver.

Simply make changes to the settings/php.ini file and save it.

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Serva32 v1.5.0

webfork on 10 May 2013
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by webfork

Serva32/64 is an easy-to-use server package supporting a variety of protocols including Web, FTP, TFTP client/server, DHCP and Proxy DHCP (PXE Service), DNS, SNTP, BINL and SYSLOG. Focused on the quick deployment of a stable platform running as many server protocol engines as possible, the program doesn't aim compete on with other server tools in terms of speed or security.

Serva32 also allows you to setup a server which you can use to install Windows over a network without Microsoft's RIS/WDS/WAIK suites.

Warning: as of version 2.0.0, the program has integrated a timed nagscreen at startup. Because any configuration change requires restart, we are linking to the last non-nagware version 1.5.0.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware - source code: GPL v2 (may include advertisements)
How to extract: Download the RAR package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Serva32.exe (for 32-bit OS) or Serva64.exe (for 64-bit OS).
Latest comments
joby_toss on 2013-06-29 14:22

I partially share your opinion, but we're in minority. Recently I changed my mind about nag screens. I don't hate them anymore, as long as I can use the app for free. :)

b1001 on 2013-07-09 14:19

of course !
I wish I could convince Adobe to offer a "nagware" version of (let say) "Photoshop"

What it's done here it's a bit childish; if the application is not good erase the thing, if it is good just accept it as it is, but do not distribute buggy ancient versions.

webfork on 2013-07-09 23:42

b1001: Please move discussions on policy to forums. Responses to Joby's message are there as well.

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