Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very good for people who have DSL internet connection, because the internet speed determines the speed of showing web pages stored on this server.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A great tool for website hosting from your PC. Good work!

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A disent substitute to POW Server. No special issues to report.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

No complaint. is there an option of supporting CGI files?

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Good enough. I've been impressed mainly by the automatic choice of port 50000, which prevents errors of collisions with other applications using communications ports.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A great addon for hosting web files & documents. Especially effective if you activate it in home connections or in small LANs.

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Rated 1 out of 5 stars

How do I edit and open the server???

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

An important point is that the default port is 50000, which I've found useful because there's no chance of collision with other applications on your machine.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great addon. Please keep developing it, because it's of use to many programmers.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The thing I like the most about this addon, is that I asked some assistance from the author, and he answered me a few times till the issue was settled.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hi, can I suggest to add PHP support for this server? it would be great.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I host my blog on this server (I have a static IP), and I get about 300-500 visitors a day. So far, without an issue. Claire.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Working good, thanks god. I will be glad if this keeps being updated. Thank you, Victor.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

As a female newbie web programmer, it quite helps me in exercising writing simple applications and running them easily.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The best addon exiting right now for hosting small sites or shared files.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A nice surprise for a change. I recommended it to my student brother for sharing files with his colleagues. Nice one!

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very useful for me indeed. It can function as a reasonably good server for small to medium size files. Doesn't do beyond it says nor any less.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Quite good for putting files on your computer & sharing them with remote users. Personally, I enjoy this addon.

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Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Not a substitute for POW Webserver; not by a longshot.

Thumb down for false advertising.

"Please read the installation directions" sure, um... docx format? so, I managed to somehow convert this unmanagable file into something readable. Read that: it sucked (and don't get me started on the typos). No wonder they put it away in proprietary format on a slo-o-ow server.

Thumb down for poor documentation.

"Create a folder 'BrowserServer' in C:" Great. Another drain on my prescious C drive; a limited resource, that. If this can't go wherever I want it to (even if the setup/config data must be someplace static), I'm gonna run out of storage real quick.

Thumb down for rigid design.

"The port this server listens to is 50000." Why on Earth should that be hard-coded? It's not that I can't re-route from another port so this still thinks it's being contacted on port 50000. But still...

Another Thumb down for rigid design.

"Please open a new window to run other activities in parallel (not a new tab)." Sheesh. If this is gonna become unstable because I forget which window is running it, or I open a local html file and it happens to open into the window this plugin expects to be its own (because that's a likely hazard), the only thing this does that cannot be done better by a tab with a html5 document and websockets instead of a plugin (when firefox gets that far with html5) is the allowed size of storage space.

Thumb down for expecting this to fail at a hard glance.

So, how do I make this server do stuff? No scripting of any kind? At all? That just sux, bigtime. Sure, I could build the database and other goodies in the visitor's browser with javascript, from hardfile data sets. But with no means to take user input, it's gonna be just static data. This needs a scripting langage (and javascript is already available in the browser if the developer would care to use it), file system access (read and write, which is also in the browser's internal services), and a database (again, it's there, if this plugin would care to access it).

Thumb down for lack of functionality.


Conclusion?

If what you're after is a simple 'deliver the hardfiles you put there' server, available to everyone who knows it's there or goes fishing on port 50000, then this is for you.

And a Thumb up (yup, you read right) for this being up-to-date with firefox version plugin restrictions, because that's a hazzle.

But if you want a server that can actually do something, look elsewhere.

I'm gonna stick with POW (outdated and quirky as it may be), because it's still by far the better choise. Though, I _AM_ gonna check back and see if this becomes an alternative at some point.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Cool! if you need to show your pals some files on your computer, it can do a great job!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7).