Almost a month back we covered 10 Free File Hosting Services To Store Your Files, these online services can be used to upload and share files with your friends. But what if you want to share multiple files which are all heavy in size? And what if you don’t want to waste your time uploading all the files? It is better to convert your computer into a file sharing server, in this way your friends can access your files(that you have made accessible) directly over the internet without any 3rd party service. HFS is a great open-source software that makes this all possible, it has a web interface and is fairly easy to use.
You can also use this software to access your remote files over the network. It gives you full control over connections, is highly customizable, lets you control bandwidth usage, has a HTML web template, and much more. It converts your computer into a full server which means that you don’t have to upload your files to 3rd party online services.
You don’t need to install anything, just click the software and start sharing within instant.
Copy the ip address which the software will generate and type it in any browser,you will see a list of files that you have made available for sharing. You can access these files from anywhere. For further security, you can add a password to protect these files. The web interface also shows the number of hits which makes it easy to see which file is being downloaded the most.
Simply tell the ip address to your friends, and they can download the files that you have made public. This software is highly customizable and no technical knowledge is needed to use it.
All you have to do is forward your port of the router to the computer that is running HFS. To know more about port forwarding, visit this site.
Overall the software is easy to setup and works great without a glitch. Give it a try and you will end up creating your own file sharing server. Enjoy !