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What is HTTP Commander?

web based file management

HTTP Commander is a web based file management solution hosted on your own server. It provides a basic functionality for working with files (creating, coping, deleting, etc.) and many other additional features such as the integration with cloud services, editing Office documents online directly in your browser, tags, comments, and more.

It's ideal for the integration into an existing Active Directory Structure, since you can use your existing user base, existing network shares and NTFS permissions. With HTTP Commander you can configure external access to existing SMB shares within 10 minutes.

It also can be used without an AD, so users can register themselves, administrators can manage the users directly within the application.

HTTP Commander helps you quickly organize external access to internal folders/files (located within the organization) for employees to Work From Home.

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.
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Why HTTP Commander?

Great features, great product!

User-friendly UI

Familiar and user-friendly Windows Explorer-like interface

Edit Office documents

Edit (including collaborate) office documents in browser using online document editors or
in well-known desktop MS Office applications.


Support of WebDAV protocol allows to
map shared folders as a network drives.

Easy AD integration

Fast and transparent integration with existing Active Directory infrastructure. Support of Windows authentication and ADFS.


All user activities are stored and can be analyzed by administrator.

Comfortable admin panel

Admin panel allows to manage almost anything : settings, folders, users, groups and more...

HTTP Commander usecases

External access to existing shares

You have existing files in your internal network and you need to provide some users with the ability to access them externally in a simple and secure way without the installation of any additional software on the client's side and keep files physically in your internal network.

Simple and cross-browser file management

You need to organize simple and secure way for folders/files management for your users with the ability to set different permissions for different users/groups.

Work with office documents

You need to allow users editing office documents directly in a browser without installation of any additional software.

For whom is this application designed?

HTTP Commander is a handy tool to provide access to files from anywhere for everyone.

For Educational organizations

Educational features
  • For teachers – teachers can share their files for homework, they can use Labels and Comments to grade students works.
  • For students – access to files from everywhere: classroom, own cellphone or home laptop.
  • AD integration – all users and groups are managed in central place – in an existing Active Directory.

For organizations with AD

Active Directory integration Transparent integration with an existing Active Directory
  • AD users – HTTP Commander will use existing AD users store for the authentication. Additionally, it reads information about users' group membership and home folder.
  • Network shares – Usage of existing network shares.
  • NTFS permissions – HTTP Commander works under logged in user identity therefore existing NTFS permissions on folders are respected.

For everyone else

Any organisation
  • Create and manage users/groups directly in HTTP Commander or allow them to register
  • Quick and easy installation – No Database required.
  • Access to corporate files from everywhere – Only browser is required to work with HTTP Commander on any device.


99% of our customers recommend us!

"HTTP Commander has offered us a simple and cost effective way to address staff and student access to school data from home with minimal tech support required. We have encouraged other school boards in Alberta to consider this a easily deployed solution to data access."

"HTTP Commander is our choice when customers want to reach their documents outside the office. They can download, work on documents, and upload them to the server again so that people inside the office can see the changes instantly. An excellent, easy to setup solution for small and mid-cap companies. Anybody can install and manage this easy to use solution."

"Since the start of our project with HTTP Commander everything was smooth. Installation help 100%, modifications so that the system is tailored to our needs 100%. What is worth mentioning is that the support you get for HTTP Commander from Element IT is the best you can find. If other components have received a 100% in my evaluation, support must be at 120%. Always helpful, always friendly, always finding solutions. Thank you, keep up the good work!"

Element-IT company has been dealing with web development since 2002 and many well-known companies trust us.
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