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HTTP Commander Web file manager

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Web file manager - HTTP Commander

HTTP Commander is a web based file manager known since 2002 and used by 100 000+ end users. This software is intended for fast and easy integration of web site functionality with sharing and management of files and documents on a Windows server through a web browser over net. It's a web server-based file sharing and management solution – the best alternative to FTP, WebDav, Sharepoint, etc. Users can work remotely with personal or shared folders and edit documents online stored on the server. Users can work from their home PC, inside their office or class or from a mobile device (with only a web browser required).
It is designed for Microsoft networks and can be used at Windows web server as a standalone application or integrated for any website. It supports all popular browsers and OS at the client side.
With HTTP Commander you can organize downloads at your website and share any documents and files with your visitors.
Web file explorer HTTP Commander support both Forms and Windows authentication (Basic or NTLM authentication for Active Directory users).

HTTP Commander is hosted on your own server. You pay for the license only once and there are no recurring payments. You save up to 10 times compared to the cloud services.

Active Directory version for educational institutions and other organizations

Windows authentication version is a "must have" for educational institutions and other organizations using the Active Directory structure to provide remote access for students and staff to folders shared on the network. Users can manage shared files and edit Office documents inside an Intranet or from their home (via the Internet) and can use their home or work PC, Macintosh or a mobile device like the iPad, iPhone, Android based smartphone, etc. It can be used as a standalone application or integrated to an existing portal. Basic or NTLM authentication is used

The unique features of web file manager:

Familiar and user-friendly Windows Explorer-like interface.

HTTP Commander allows users to access the remote files and folders using only a browser. Users of the Windows Explorer and other similar file managers can easy start working with HTTP Commander interface. Among the basic operations with files the following are available: create, copy, move, delete, rename, preview of details, lists sorting, and search. Several files view modes available: detailed lis, tiles and thumbnails view mode.

Viewing and editing documents online.

HTTP Commander provides not only a viewing function, but also the ability to edit documents, tables and presentations online using only a browser. It can be integrated with the leading online editing services, such as Google docs, Microsoft Office 365, ONLYOFFICE, and provide their interface to edit documents stored within HTTP Commander. There is no need for the users to download the desktop Office apps to work with documents.

Desktop MS Office and OpenOffice/Libreoffice support

HTTP Commander allows you to open remote documents directly from a browser in the desktop MS Office or OpenOffice / Libreoffice suits. The Users do not need to manually download documents and then upload them back after modification. HTTP Commander implements WebDAV protocol with help of which the documents are automatically uploaded and stored on the server by office applications. While being edited the document is locked for other users.

Collaborate edit of office documents

HTTP Commander supports real-time collaborative editing feature (showing all changes instantly for all users) using ONLYOFFICE suite. Commenting and built-in chat, reviewing and tracking changes are also available in ONLYOFFICE. See it in action on the video .

HTTP Commander supports joint work on documents in desktop MS Office. A user, who has opened a document first, has the ability to save changes. Other users can make changes in the document, but they cannot save their changes until the first user closes the document. Once the document lock is removed (that means that the first user closed the document), then other users will receive a notification that the document is available for editing. All the changes will be automatically loaded. Thus, no changes will be lost: either made by the first user, or by other users.

Online video and audio files play.

Users can watch videos and listen to music without downloading files. HTTP Commander supports video/audio streaming and video scrolling.

Sharing documents and folders between the users.

HTTP Commander provides two types of files and folders sharing: internal links for the users who have accounts in the HTTP Commander and public links for everyone (no registration required). There are a lot of fine-tune options available for public links: password protection with password policy, configurable permissions to view , download and upload files, support of url shorteners, receive notification about activities on public link, limit access to certain users.

Integration with cloud storages

HTTP Commander can be easily integrated with such popular cloud storages as Dropbox, Google drive, Microsoft OneDrive, and Box. If the user have the account in any of these cloud storage, he can easily transfer files and folders between HTTP Commander and his own cloud storage.

Supporting mapping web folders and WebDAV

Users can map folders which are available in HTTP Commander and work with them in Windows Explorer/MAC OS Finder. Changes made in the files are immediately sent to the server. Users can edit their documents in any desktop applications that support WebDAV protocol, e.g. MS Office and OpenOffice/Libreoffice.

Convienient ways to upload / download files.

HTTP Commander supports drag-n-drop of files and folders. They also can be selected with a regular "browse" diaglog and pasted from clipboard (including screenshots or images). Files can be larger than 2 GB and there is are no limitations on files size for upload and download. It’s also possible to download several files at once. To download multiple folders or nested structure of files there is a 'zip and download' function – automatic compression of the selected folders/files into zip archive and downloading. Zip file created on the fly, therefore no temporary files are stored on the server.

Mobile interface for Smartphones and tablets.

HTTP Commander has a special Mobile User Interface adopted for devices with a small screen. However it provdes the same functionality as the UI for laptops and PCs.

Viewing pictures and online editor

HTTP Commander is very handy for storing and managing image file. Thumbnails view mode allows to quickly find the right images, even when slow Internet connection is used. Built-in image editor allows to perform basic oprations on image files: crop, rotate and flip.

Comments, Labels and Files Details.

Users can write comments and set labels on files and folders. Comments,label and other metadata (which can be configured by administrator) are stored in NTFS streams: it is a built-in technology of Windows NTFS File System. Therefore metadata won't be lost, if file/folder is moved or copied, even if if this action is performed not in the HTTP Commander application .

Zip/Unzip compression

HTTP Commander supports compression and decompression of files and folders. With help of this function you can reduce the size of data held on the drive and speed up downloading/uploading process. Zip compression can also be used to upload and download complex nested file and folder structures. HTTP Commander supports zip-on-the-fly, so it is easy to select files/folders and have them downloaded in a single zip file without temp files creation.

Multilingual interface.

HTTP Commander provides an interface translated into more than 40 languages. The main languages are translated by a human. Less commonly used languages are machine translated. Administrator can adjust any localization and change contents of the user help.

Online viewer for 2d and 3d models (Autodesk 360)

HTTP Commander can be integrated with Autodesk 360 online viewer. To view more than 50 types of 3D models you need only a browser.

Synchronization with local folders

Synchronization of HTTP Commander folder with a folder on your local computer.

HTTP Commander supports WebDAV protocol which is widely used for files and folders sync. Users can install any third party software (like CyberDuck, GoodSync, etc) to automatically synchronize remote folders (from HTTP Commander) with a local folder on their laptop/PC.

Comfortable Admin Panel

HTTP Commander offers comfortable admin panel with rich functionality. Administrator can change and tune almost any aspect of HTTP Commander. Admin Panel provides an easy way to change settings, manage shared folders and their permissions, manage users and groups, view user activities log. Additionaly, HTTP Commander allow to grant some of administrator privileges to other users.

Azure AD authentication

Integration with Azure AD

HTTP Commander can be configured to work with Microsoft Azure Active Directory. It allows existing Azue AD users to authenticate in the HTTP Commander. And allows to assign folders in the admin panel to the groups or users from the Azure AD. In case when hybrid Azure AD configuration is used it is possible to configure end-user impersonation and use existing NTFS permissions on folders.


Recent documents. All documents, which you have recently worked with, will be collected in one place. It allows you to find the document you have recently viewed easily, even if you do not remember exact place where it is located. For your convenience, the grouping according to the type of action with documents is available (viewing, editing, downloading, uploading, creation).
Files go to the "Recent" folder automatically, no other actions are required.

Modifications monitoring

Modifications monitoring. Users can monitor all the modifications that take place with a certain file or with all files and subfolders in the directory. Any user (if feature is enabled by administrator) can subscribe for tracking changes to a file or a folder, choose what actions should be tracked (downloading, copying, deleting, etc.), a list of users, whose actions should be tracked, and specify e-mail addresses, where the notifications about new events will come.
User can view all events in the interface of the application and/or receive the report by e-mail.


The trash allows you to delete files and folders with the possibility to restore them afterwards. If you accidentally delete an important document, you can easily restore it from the trash. The administrator can flexibly configure the lifetime of the files in the trash and its maximum size.

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99% of our customers recommend us!

"HTTP Commander is a Web Based File Manager which works very well allowing our students and staff access to their files remotely using a web browser. It is surprisingly simple to install and configure and the online documentation is clear and easy to follow."


"HTTP Commander is a Web Based File Manager which our school has used successfully for over 8 years providing our students and faculty quick and easy access to their network shares using a web browser. Technical support is excellent and the newest version provides many features including easy file transfer to DropBox. I highly recommend HTTP Commander for use in schools."

"HTTP Commander was one of the best folder web file sharing application I could find on the web which works well and installs surprisingly easily. It allows my clients to be able to share folders with external parties with ease of use and setup with full control of access to file through AD security."