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    Surfer Alternatives

    Surfer is described as 'Simple static file server. It comes with a commandline tool to upload files from your local folders and a webinterface to manage files directly on the server' and is an app in the Backup & Sync category. There are seven alternatives to Surfer for Mac, Windows, Linux, Self-Hosted solutions and BSD. The best alternative is Simple HTTP Server, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Surfer are Tornado Web Server (Free, Open Source), SimpleHTTPServer (Free, Open Source), webfs (Free, Open Source) and nanoweb (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 12, 2018

    1. Need to share some files with your colleagues or setup basic html website on your machine? It's very simple with Simple HTTP Server. Just click 'Start server' and choose a folder to share. The url already in your clipboard.
    2. Tornado is an open source version of the scalable, non-blocking web server. The framework is distinct from most mainstream web server frameworks (and certainly most Python frameworks) because it is non-blocking and reasonably fast.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
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      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      Serve a single directory over HTTP.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
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      • BSD
      • Self-Hosted
      webfs is a simple HTTP server for mostly static content. You can use it to serve the content of a FTP server via HTTP for example. It is also nice to export some files the quick way by starting a HTTP server in a few seconds, without editing some config file first.

      Discontinued

      The last snapshot is from 2008. See http://dl.bytesex.org/cvs-snapshots/

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
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      • Self-Hosted
      Nanoweb is an HTTP server written in PHP, designed to be small, secure, and extensible.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Self-Hosted
      Ever wanted to set up a webserver so that you could have your friends check out a new page you're working on? Or maybe you'd just like to play around with HTML, and need to have a local webserver to get a good feel...
    3. TinyWeb is an extremely small (< 100K), simple (no configuration other than through the command line) and lightweight (consumes a minimum of system resources) Web server for Windows. It supports CGI.
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