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HFS v2.3d Updated

Checker on 2 Oct 2014
  • 2MB (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 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.
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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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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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Abyss Web Server X1 v2.9.3.5

Checker on 28 Jul 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".
Latest comments
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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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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The Uniform Server v11.0.0

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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