Send and receive files using web technology compatible with today's Internet.


Our rating: 


Pros & Cons:

Local web server, based on HTTP protocol.
No classic network file sharing search.

Our Review:

HFS (HTTP File Server) is well documented, very easy to use and runs "right out-of-the-box". It's tested and hardened webware, unlike, for example, XAMPP and WAMP. Please note that those are dev tools - development testing servers for a LAN environment - and should never be used for production (hosting live web resources of any kind).

HFS is different from classic file sharing because there is no network. It's a web server which uses web technology to be more compatible with today's Internet. You can limit this sharing to just a few friends, or be open to the whole world. Your friends can download files as if they were downloading from a website using a web browser; they don't have to install any new software. Works with both static and dynamic DNS.

# Virtual file system
# Highly customizable
# HTML templates available (many)
# Bandwidth control
# Easy/Expert mode
# Logging
# Full control over connections
# User Accounts / Password protection
# Dynamic DNS updater
# Very responsive and friendly user-community (forum)

HFS was reviewed by on based on version 2.2f.