Serva Community v4.6.0

Andrew Lee on 1 Jan 2022
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Dec 2021
  • Suggested by webfork

Serva is an easy-to-use server package supporting a variety of protocols including HTTP, FTP, TFTP client/server, DHCP and proxyDHCP (PXE service), BINL, DNS, SNTP 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.

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Liteware
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).
What's new? See:

10 comments on Serva Community  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Tsuwado 2023-05-12 10:27

I registered just to comment this. Should one use tftpd instead? The term is searchable though it seems very generic, in case this URL isn't allowed:

The program looks very similar but I've been using this since the XP days. It doesn't do http but does everything else. DNS and Syslog aren't enabled by default so they aren't in the screenshot. I use HFS for well, http file severing. I can say that I have had issues setting it up but I've never read the docs but once I get my config done, I'm done. I've used it for PXE and when those devices just need a tfpt target for firmware updates.

I might submit this program later. (I'm at work and I'm lazy)


webfork 2013-07-09 23:42

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


b1001 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.


joby_toss 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 2013-06-29 10:13

I did it, I really think it does not make much sense linking here to a version that is so old... At the end, I rather have a nagscreen on the last version of this amazing piece of code than no nagscreen on an ancient version of it. Just my 2 cents.


joby_toss 2013-06-20 11:28

You would know if you would read the description.


b1001 2013-06-20 09:18

@unixwolf you are using v1.5.0 when you should be using v2.1.0; I do not quite understand why they host such an old version here.
I use the FTP module (2.1.0) in a daily basis transferring files from Linux Virtual Machines to host PC and it works flawlessly.


unixwolf 2013-05-21 01:47

The ftp service is a crock. This can't list remote directories, and crashes randomly. I didn't succeed in downloading anything from a NetBSD client.

Use "Baby FTP" instead if you want something that actually works.


b1001 2013-04-30 12:53

This software is amazing!
I just net booted Ubuntu LTS 12.04 from my Windows PC in 5 minutes,
but I had to download the current version (2.1) from Serva's site.
The one here does not support net booting Linux distros.


TP109 2011-11-15 19:06

Wow! Useful and simple to use program in a tiny package. Playing around with this now. Great for testing web sites quickly. Great job!


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