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October 3, 2011

Howto Create FTP / HTTP base Media Sharing Server in Windows 2003 Server + HFS HTTP SERVER

Filed under: Microsoft Related — Tags: , , , , , , , — Syed Jahanzaib / Pinochio~:) @ 3:28 PM

What is  File Server

A File Server is basically a computer that is dedicatory used to store and share digital information / Media Files / Songs / Videos / Documents that can be accessed by other computers that are connected to the network. For your home / office / Internet Network, any computer can be a file server if you want it to be.

Advantages of a file server

  • A file server can act as a backup storage for your important documents and files. If your computer crashed, you can recover lost files from the file server easily.
  • It also acts as a central location to share files between multiple computers. This way everybody knows where to find and store a shared file.

Following is an guide on howto create FTP / HTTP base sharing server for your local / public network.

For example, If you have a server with windows 2003 server and you want to share softwares/vdo folder or whole sharing drive that can be accessed via browser only , then you must add IIS web/ftp service to your server.

Note:In this article I used Windows 2003 R2 , My Ip Address is 192.168.2.5  , You have to change this according to your Network.

FTP BASE SHARING IN IIS

First we need to add http/ftp service. Please follow the steps.

  1. Click Start, point to Control Panel, and then click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. Click Add/Remove Windows Components.
  3. In the Components list, click Application Server, Select Internet Information Services (IIS),  and then click Details.
  4. Click to select the following check boxes (if they are not already selected):
    Common Files
    File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Service
    Internet Information Services Manager
    World Wide Web Services
  5. Click to select the check boxes next to any other IIS-related service or subcomponent that you want to install, and then click OK.
  6. Click Next.
  7. When you are prompted, insert the Windows Server 2003 CD-ROM into the computer’s CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive or provide a path to the location of the files, and then click OK.
  8. Click Finish.

See the attached image

Howto add IIS FTP / HTTP service in Win2003

Howto add IIS FTP / HTTP service in Win2003

You have now installed the IIS and FTP services but before you can start using your new FTP/HTTP service, you must configure it or add the desired folder / drive. To configure the FTP Service follow these steps.

Howto Add Folder in FTP/IIS

Howto Add Folder in FTP/IIS

(You can Add single folder or whole drive , as per your requirements)

Your Folder/Drive is ready to be access by user. Now Open your browser and type

ftp://192.168.2.5

or goto START / RUN and type

ftp://192.168.2.5

and you will see its result something like below image.


HTTP BASE SHARING IN IIS

As we have already installed IIS in the start, We can create Virtual Folders base HTTP sharing server. Please follow the steps shown in images below to create virtual folder that can be access via http://192.168.2.5/videos


Your Virtual Folder is ready to be access by user. Now Open your browser and type

http://192.168.2.5/videos

or goto START / RUN and type

http://192.168.2.5/videos

and you will see its result something like below image.

Alternate Easy Method to Create HTTP File Sharing Server using HFS HTTP Serve

Recently I was in need of a simple file sharing server which does not requires dedicated installation or any other components, I came across HFS HTTP File Sharing Server, which is a standalone file , Using it, you can create http file sharing server in seconds. [For more enhanced guide, please visit http://www.techmalaya.com/2008/02/16/home-network-file-server-setup/ ]

# Create a folder named “hfs” on any disk drive, for example C:\hfs
# Download HFS HTTP SERVER  from following link

http://www.dovedove.it/hfs/hfs279.exe

Double click hfs.exe to execute the program. You will see the following

Select YES.

Now Adjust Few settings to make it adjust with your network environment. See the below images.


Now from Browser open http://yourip and you will something below

Now its time to add any folder, you can DRAG n DROP any folder you wish to share with the general public,or Right click on any folder and you will be presented with the option ADD TO HFS, a popup windows be opened , select Real Folder, and click on OK.

Now open the http://yourip again and you will see the shared folder.

Your Files are ready to be Explored :)

You can also protect your folder by User ID / Password. Just Rright click on your folder (in HFS) and set user/pass , and then type your id password, so next time when any user will try to open this folder, he will be asked for credentials.

You can also use multiple Skins/Templates supported by HFS.

You can  play Songs / Videos  / image preview directly via Browser using this hfs server, for this purpose yo have to install RAWR Template Theme from

http://www.rejetto.com/forum/index.php/topic,5456.0.html

After importing Template , You can directly Play several Media Files via Browser, Sample is attached.

[Make sure your clients have VLC Media Player installed.]

Comments are Welcome !

Regard’s
SYED JAHANZAIB

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36 Comments »

  1. Great sharing Jahanzaib bhai .I also want to know how can i make my sharing site attractive like making lan website with movie wallpapers and colour full easily??

    Comment by faizan — October 4, 2011 @ 1:01 AM

    • how can use template? please help me.

      Comment by Sanjay — March 21, 2013 @ 12:47 PM

      • Download the template (usually with.tpl extension), open HFS and import TEMPLATE using download .tpl file.

        Comment by Syed Jahanzaib / Pinochio~:) — March 23, 2013 @ 12:43 PM

      • plzz bai muje just itna janana h k tplink 5210 ka bridge kaise banate hain and 2nd bat access point p clients k liye equal speed kaise bane g plzz

        Comment by Mirza Arslan Masoud — January 27, 2014 @ 1:31 PM

  2. app to great ho jee acha bhai ham is tarah ki sharing nahin kar sakte fase koi web site open ho isi tarah se ftp sharing bi kar sake

    Comment by imtiaz — October 8, 2011 @ 8:12 AM

    • You can create HTTP base web site as a front end, and link it with the ftp address , you can do it on same IIS server.
      for example you have created FTP sharing for videos and user can access it via ftp://192.168.2.1/videos
      then you create hyper link in the http frontend for ftp://192.168.2.1/videos etc etc

      Comment by Pinochio~:) — October 8, 2011 @ 10:32 AM

  3. jahanzaib bhai koi software btaye jis k zarye asani se local website bnai ja sake .ek aur cheez pochni thi k mein chahta hun k sharing se sirf files download ho sake lekin online video koi dekh na sake ye kis tarah kya jasakta hai ftp site par .

    Comment by faizan — October 8, 2011 @ 10:34 PM

    • If you configure IIS base FTP or HTTP base sharing server, User have to download the file to his computer first. It wont run directly. I recommend you to setup FTP base sharing server which is quite easy to setup.

      OR You can use HFS HTTP Server which is a very lightweight sharing server. Read the article again i have updated it with HFS.

      Comment by Pinochio~:) — October 9, 2011 @ 10:42 AM

  4. good bhai……..
    aur bhai mai ny bullet m2hp lagai hoi hai lkin mujhy thora masla a raha kia aap meri help kar sakty hai
    kia aap mujhy apna mob no. dy sakty hai ?

    Comment by usmans — October 21, 2011 @ 1:55 AM

    • My contact number is as follows.
      0333.xxxxxx

      But I can’t help you in wireless related issues.
      For this you may contact following persons, they can better help you in this regard as they are associated with wireless very well.

      Engineer Aqeel / 0313.2118237
      Faisal / 0345.5264147

      Comment by Pinochio~:) — October 21, 2011 @ 10:42 AM

  5. bhai mai ny bus itna pochna hai 2412 freq set karta ho to speed up down hoti hai aur jab 2442 set karta ho to speed stable rahti hai mai client side pa 500g,tplink ki usb aur tenda ki usb use kar raha ho
    kia aap bata sakty hai yeh kia problem hai?

    Comment by usmans — October 21, 2011 @ 11:28 AM

    • Dear, I can’t help you in wireless related issues.
      For this you contact following persons, they can better help you in this regard as they are associated with wireless very well.

      Engineer Aqeel / 0313.2118237
      Faisal / 0345.5264147

      Comment by Pinochio~:) — October 21, 2011 @ 11:42 AM

  6. Dear Syed,
    I have configured the HFS the same way as you mentioned above. And this is working perfectly fine.
    But always I need to put port number also with the ip address (e.g. http://192.168.0.25:80).
    Can you suggest me any way by which I can use HFS server without using any port with the ip addess (e.g. http://192.168.0.25)?
    Users are finding it difficult to access the file server with colon and port number.
    Thanks in advance.

    Comment by Ravi — December 22, 2011 @ 3:32 PM

    • If you host your HFS on port 80, then there is no need to specifically mention port along with ip.
      Make sure there is no other service running on port 80 e.g IIS
      and HFS is the only one using port 80.

      Comment by Pinochio~:) — December 23, 2011 @ 11:01 AM

  7. Great tutorial post, you covered all the bases. You should make one for using Maytech.

    Comment by Sarah — January 14, 2012 @ 12:41 AM

  8. Thanks SYED JAHANZAIB bahi…for a good post.. Brother i need a full tutorial of ip binding with mac in mikrotik . please help me that is needed for my professional life.

    Comment by Sazal Ahmed — January 16, 2012 @ 8:58 AM

  9. dear sir ,

    is it possible to download by idm or torrent from my ftp server . please say it

    Comment by Sazal Ahmed — February 1, 2012 @ 3:39 PM

  10. sir mana apke mikrotik vidos dakhe han or hfs serveir ke video
    dakhe han mujha boht pasnd ayhan likin mujha ak jez ke samang nahe
    ae ka apna jo hfs serveir bnaya ha is ko mana bh bnaya ha likin
    mara srvir age nahe chlta tanvir

    Comment by tanvir — March 8, 2012 @ 7:41 PM

  11. bhai i am facing a problem…i have downloaded The RAWR Template to play movies..bt it is not playing some formats, like i have “mkv” formats in bulk…are those movies garbage for me in this regard???
    please help me.

    regards
    ebbad

    Comment by Ebbad — June 2, 2012 @ 11:58 AM

  12. sir hotspot user 2mb profile k jab download ker raha hai to hfs se bhe 2mb wali hi speed arahe hai, ki tareeqa hai jis se hfs full speed p download ho…. maine kisis kisam ka load balance pcc ya nth nahe kiya .. single dsl line use ker rha hoon..

    Comment by Zeeshan — July 8, 2012 @ 8:14 AM

  13. Bhai please tell me can we share games like counter strike etc at HFS or FTP server

    Comment by Nadeem — July 17, 2012 @ 2:00 PM

    • Yes you can !

      Comment by Syed Jahanzaib / Pinochio~:) — July 18, 2012 @ 8:49 AM

      • Bhai will you please send me setting or configuration for counter strike and other online gaming which clients can play in the network

        Comment by Nadeem — July 18, 2012 @ 12:28 PM

  14. for counter strike setuip, please visit following link its complete guide
    http://aacable.wordpress.com/2011/09/16/howto-create-counter-strike-1-6-dedicated-server-with-psychostats-ranking-system/

    Comment by Syed Jahanzaib / Pinochio~:) — July 18, 2012 @ 12:45 PM

  15. Dear Syed,
    ap ny jo “Rawar-Template” ka link diya ha wo open nai hota ha. ma video ko direct play krwana chahta hon please ya to koi or link share karen ya phir mujhy ye template send kr dain please please
    my email is aamirwaseemrana@yahoo.com
    Dear me waiting
    regaards

    Comment by Aamir — July 22, 2012 @ 3:46 PM

  16. Asalaam o alikum sir mene HFS server banaya hua mujhe Hfs server Design karna hai please ap humain normal designing ka batadain jese HFS backgroung wagaira change karna plz im waiting

    Comment by waqas khan — December 24, 2012 @ 7:43 PM

  17. niceeeeeeeeeee

    Comment by shahzad — June 5, 2013 @ 9:21 AM

  18. Dear Syed Sallam

    main ny window 7 main hfs server banaya hai ap ki post se ab mujy smjh nhi aa rhi k is ko mikro tik pc k sath kesy link krna hai
    so kindly app mujy is bary main guide kr dain

    Comment by Asad Ali — August 20, 2013 @ 7:26 PM

    • you can place your HFS on same subnet or you can attach it directly o mikrotik on separate interface, means in DMZ mode. this way only authenticated clients can access you fHFS server

      Comment by Syed Jahanzaib / Pinochio~:) — August 21, 2013 @ 11:04 AM

  19. salam bhai … mien ne hfs server banaya hai exempt setting bhi kar di hai speed kabhi buhat ziyada aati hai aur kabhi hang ho jati hai 0 pe … plz help me

    Comment by Shakeel — November 22, 2013 @ 11:19 AM

  20. Asalam O Alekum, Bhai Jan,
    App se ghuzarish hay k aap File Shearing Server k bare main detail se bata dain, Samba aur Lighttdp pay.
    front pe web aur back hand pay Linux hu aur user k pass torrent, yah idm through download ho sath sath card expiry bhi shearing server/web server pe kam kare
    plzzz help me.

    Comment by Muhammad Abdullah — April 10, 2014 @ 10:19 AM

  21. Can You Help Me Sir.
    Hotspot Configure on RB750GL
    My LAN ip is 10.10.0.1
    my wan ip is 192.168.1.200
    And HFS ip is 20.20.20.200
    but problem is Limited Speed 512kps user cannot Download Movie from my server download speed up to 70kbps plz have any solution ..

    Comment by loversfs — May 15, 2014 @ 11:16 PM


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