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Simple HTTP Server

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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.

***Need more powerful tool, try Simple HTTP Server Pro***


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Customer Reviews

It is really what it is, a Simple HTTP Server.

It is a really simple HTML server, for those who say it is not opening it is because it doesn't open as an app, it is in the bar at the top of the screen. You click on the app in the aplications folder; go to the bar at the top of the screen; click; Start Server; and choose your .html file. But for some reason the background picture will not show at all, thats why it is a two-three star, because it is for simple html's but then again it could be my setup for the file.

Does what it says

Yes, it's a simple straightforward server.

Those having difficulty launching it - the program doesn't show you a window immediately. It loads an icon in your system menu bar somewhere on the upper right of your screen. Click that menu icon to get to the server options.

Yes, it does open a port on your Mac. That's what a server is intended to do. If you don't have a port open, you can't serve any files.

Constructive Ideas

This app works as advertised and it works perfectly. I recommend it. If there was one thing I would like to see in this app, it would be the option to either keep the server simple and run on a local network, or to be able to set up the server to work publicly (whilst keeping things somewhat simple).

Simple HTTP Server
View in Mac App Store
  • Free
  • Category: Utilities
  • Released: Jun 03, 2011
  • Version: 1.0
  • Size: 0.7 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Gennadiy Potapov

Compatibility: OS X 10.6 or later

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