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USBWebserver v8.6

billon on 7 Oct 2018

USBWebserver 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.

NOTE: Website is gone, linking to

System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
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?
  • New languages.
  • DPI Bug fixed.
  • New application versions.
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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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HFS v2.3m

billon on 18 Oct 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Aug 2018
  • 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
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GNU GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download hfs.exe to a folder of your choice and launch
  2. When prompted to add to the context menu, select No
  3. When the program window appears, click You are in Easy Mode
  4. Click Menu, hover over Save Options and click To File
Similar/alternative apps: Everything (has a web interface)
What's new? See:
Latest comments
Midas on 2014-07-06 02:25

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

smaragdus on 2015-08-01 00:24

The correct HFS forum thread -

Checker on 2015-08-01 12:25

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... link updated ;)

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Uniform Server v13.3.2 Updated

billon on 16 Feb 2019
  • 163MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Feb 2017
  • Suggested by Andy Finney

The Uniform Server is a complete web development system containing Apache, PHP, MySQL, Perl, phpMyAdmin and more. 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: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: FreeBSD
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
What's new? See: Server ZeroXIII/13_3_2_ZeroXIII/
Latest comments
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.

hamasaki on 2017-04-08 08:22

Is this project still active? There hasn`t been any updates for awhile. Nothing for the last 2 PHP7 branches. Last update was January.

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XAMPP v7.3.4 Updated

billon on 15 Apr 2019
  • 481MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Apr 2019
  • Suggested by Hank7

XAMPP is an integrated server package that contains many different tools such as mail, Web, FTP and WebDAV. Various open software packages are combined to power the various services including Apache, MySQL, FileZilla, PHP, JSP Java, OpenSSL and more. Tomcat and Perl can be added using add-ons available from the website.

XAMPP-Lite is also available. It takes up less disk space, but removes mail, FTP and other tools.

Note: XAMPP has many capabilities, including a portable MediaWiki or Wordpress installation.

System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the "portable" 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch xampp-control.exe to run the control panel or start the different servers with the corresponding start/stop batch files.
What's new? See:
Latest comments
webfork on 2012-06-02 02:04

freakazoid: is there an advantage to using the portable version? I couldn't find anything on the site explaining it and the default program is natively portable.

freakazoid on 2012-06-02 20:22

webfork: Because it's their preferred portable build. Not everyone will need the full package. The lite / portable build should be sufficient for people building a website for testing locally and on the go.

olliebean on 2018-10-19 14:51

Just for clarification, is the full version portable? Because the only version labelled "portable" at the download link appears to be the lite version, without FTP or Mail.

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Vibe Streamer v3.0.2

Midas on 4 Nov 2015
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Gary

Vibe Streamer is an MP3 streaming server that allows you to listen to your music anywhere in the world using a standard web browser. The server supports users/groups and different access rights, access restriction based on client IP address, sharing of any number of files and folders etc.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete $PLUGINSDIR and move the contents of $_OUTDIR up one level to where the folders db and sites are located
  3. Delete $_OUTDIR
  4. Launch vibestreamer.exe
What's new?
  • Added support for displaying cover art found in the ID3 metadata.
  • Fixed plugin encoding problem.
  • Added button to the web client for toggling the explorer.
  • Added setting to the web client for player buffer time.
  • Upgraded sqlite and taglib to latest versions.
  • Hot-fixed the server GUI to work slightly better with higher DPI setting.
  • Settings in the web client are now listed alphabetically.
  • UPnP is now working on Windows 7.
  • The metadata field "Track" is now available in the playlist.
Latest comments
MarkyMark on 2015-04-19 19:24

The instructions no longer seem valid (there is no $_OUTDIR directory for example) and the download link is is now

Though the version number seems to match. Strange.

Midas on 2015-04-19 23:50

Thanks, download link corrected. :)

smaragdus on 2015-04-21 00:28

It's a pity Vibe Streamer has been discontinued. The developer open-sourced it- , but its very unlikely that someone will take over the project. For me Vibe Streamer has two major flaws- it doesn't support Unicode and it can stream only lossy MP3s.

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