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HFS v2.3e Updated

Checker on 25 Mar 2015
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Mar 2015
  • 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 EXE 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
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!!!

Midas on 2014-07-06 02:25

FYI, in the stunnel forum topic there's some additional tools for easy configuring HFS (

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Abyss Web Server X1 v2.9.3.6

Midas on 11 Nov 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 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 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? See release announcement at
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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

Cattleya on 2014-07-11 02:56

Hi, anyone here know why I cannot connect to (Abyss configuration page) when using Privoxy, is there a workaround ?
If I use No Proxy then ok but not when Privoxy enabled. I tried other web server app like Xampp or Tiny Webserver then ok, only Abyss have this problem ?

webfork on 2014-07-12 21:10

Cattleya: have you tried changing the admin port (away from 9999)? Privoxy might be redirecting it for some reason.

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Serva v2.1.4

webfork on 5 Nov 2014
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by webfork

Serva 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.

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

Note that a separate "supporter" version is available with more features.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Free for personal use only (may include advertisements)
How to extract: Download the ZIP 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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BarracudaDrive v6.8

Andrew Lee on 12 Jul 2014

BarracudaDrive transforms your home or business computer network into secure online storage system, letting you access and share files using a web browser. A number of plugins are integrated into the product, including WebDAV Server, Large File Mailer, Website Builder, Bulletin Board and Application Server.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch bd.exe -console.
Latest comments
Grunt on 2008-08-12 14:32

Homepage has moved.

mozkill on 2010-02-10 14:59

you can accomplish the same thing as this software simply by running a Hamachi VPN (the non-managed version) plus the HFS file server (through the VPN tunnel). Its easier than I make it sound.

Vavo on 2010-04-21 17:39

Nothing special. The web interface is ugly. Any HFS will do this. Can not change the port of the server. Only the upload function is a plus

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Server2Go v1.8.2

webfork on 27 Jun 2014
  • 52MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by 4sydney

Server2Go is a web application server that comprises of Apache + PHP, SQLite, MySQL and Perl. You can use it as a portable web development environmen, or to distribute standalone web applications.

System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Free for personal use
How to extract:
  1. Choose your package with desired combinations of Apache, MySQL, SQLite and Perl
  2. Extract the ZIP version of the package you select to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch Server2Go.exe

A web browser will be launched that defaults to the server home page. Note that closing the browser will automatically shutdown the server as well.
Similar/alternative apps: XAMPP
What's new?
  • Fixing bug with Firefox Startup
  • Fixing bug with KIOSK Mode of Internet Explorer
Latest comments
Tom on 2009-11-16 09:34

NOTE: the current stable version is 1.7.3 and NOT 1.8.0 as the headline indicates.

However: You may "purchase" access to the development version 1.8.0 by donating an unspecified amount of money, if you wish to (or by buying something from the author's Amazon wish-list). on 2010-05-31 12:40


its a nice project

do you planning to implement supporting of Python Cgi?

Heinz Strelec on 2011-05-31 12:03

Sorry to say that this packkage cannot be run without admin rights ! Every WAMP package (e.g. XAMPP) can be used as normal user.
regards, Heinz

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