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Windows 7: Are there any free WebDAV server programs out there?

2 Weeks Ago   #1
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Are there any free WebDAV server programs out there?

Or something that won't break the bank?

Does WebDav have to use Windows network shares? Looking for something faster than my local FTP server. I don't use Windows networking shares or anything NetBIOS.


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2 Weeks Ago   #2
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The two most popular web servers come to mind, Apache and IIS, and both support WevDav though modules.

Apache is open source and has Windows builds provided by the community, and though an additional module (mod_dav) you can enable it. Configuration has to be done editing configuration files manually. Have a look here: http://srikanth-gujarathi.blogspot.c...n-windows.html

IIS is bundled with Windows and is its native web server. Though not really free, as long as you own a Windows license, you also are licensed to use it, so I'll include it here. You need to enable it in Windows features, download the webdav plugin, then you can use its manager screen to configure it. See the official reference here: Installing and Configuring WebDAV on IIS 7 and Later | Microsoft Docs


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F22 Simpilot View Post
Does WebDav have to use Windows network shares?
WebDav has noting to do with Windows shares, they're two completely independent technologies.
Windows shares use a proprietary MS protocol implemented in Windows called SMB that provides the shares plus some other (unrelated) services.
WebDav is implemented over the standard HTTP protocol using special commands, that the server has to understand and respond to, to provide an FTP-like communication.
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2 Weeks Ago   #3
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

Note that although IIS can be activated on home/office versions of windows the number of connections is limited and so is it's functionality. IIS is better on a server version of windows if you have it.
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2 Weeks Ago   #4
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hmmm, I was hoping for more of a server software like the Filezilla server software I'm currently running. You don't suppose I could run something like XAMPP to do this, do you?
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2 Weeks Ago   #5
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The programs I'm suggesting are server software, just like Filezilla Server, but this is a web server what you're asking for (remember WebDav isn't a protocol on its own like FTP, but an application layer on top of the existing HTTP protocol).

XAMPP is also not a "program" like Filezilla, but it's a bundle of other related programs, like MySql, Apache, Php and a mail server. It's almost never a good idea to use those, but chose their individual components as you need instead.
Since it includes a web server, you can configure WebDav on the Apache it installs.


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Note that although IIS can be activated on home/office versions of windows the number of connections is limited and so is it's functionality. IIS is better on a server version of windows if you have it.
IIS is pretty much the same on every Windows you run it. The connections issue is an artificial limitation on the OS, not the web server. Sure for a production server it's better to use a server OS, but on a home level I don't think it makes much of a difference. Other than that, the feature set is the same.
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1 Week Ago   #6
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

Yes the connection limit is on the OS side, after all they don't want you running a full server using workstation versions but would much rather you buy the server version for $600. I agree that for personal use it probably isn't needed. IHS is a free alternative but it is based on Apache. @F22 Simpilot, it might might help to you know what you are doing? Unless you are planning on developing your own cloud storage site apache, iis, or any other web hosting software is more for creating web applications than file storage. Are you just wanting something to play with?
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1 Week Ago   #7
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have a local FTP server here at home that I use for local file storage and transfer between my phone with the AndFTP APP and transferring other files between computer to computer. I was hoping for a WebDAV server software I can run on my netbook that currently runs the FTP server for faster transfer speeds. I really don't think this is possible.
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1 Week Ago   #8
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

Yeah I think that you are on a completely different path because they uses are so different that you can't achieve what you want unless you want to write your own "cloud" service. WebDav is for web development and not specifically file sharing. I think for your use it's best to go with FTP programs.
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1 Week Ago   #9
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Okay, thanks. That's kinda what I figured then. I thought perhaps WebDAV would be something I could deploy like Filezilla's server and thus have better speed. It's not that much of an issue, but it would be nice to have something WebDav in the house. Perhaps one day I can afford a nettop I'll look into it. Right now my netbook suffices as a local FTP server and Team Speak server. Works pretty good considering the netbook is of course an Atop CPU. I've talked to my friend peer to peer via Team Speak all the way in Perth without so much as a hiccup. I was even connected to my local Team Speak server with the TS App on my phone. Pretty cool. The way I figure, if you want the best security and privacy possible you roll your own. I'd never trust Telegram, Signal, Whatsapp, or even Wire.
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1 Week Ago   #10
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

You have it all wrong. WebDev is a platform for web development and not specifically file sharing. Sure you can install Apache, IIS, IHS, or any of the proprietary systems but all it'll do is sit there consuming resources until you install (or write) a program to use it. It isn't as simple as just installing a program. There's software out there to use it but they don't come with the program. There might even be file hosting programs out there. I know that there are picture hosting programs such as coppermine. Some of it might require other programs especially a database server. Some of the programs are free but some are not. You would essentially be building a webserver.
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