How to Host a File Directly from PC

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This is a simple tutorial to explain how to host a file directly from PC. Hostyoself is a solution for this that allows you to serve files directly from your PC. You can use it to share a specific file from your PC or you can serve a static website right from your PC. This tool bacillary converts your web browser into a server to serve files on a specific URL that it creates it for you. It comes as a command-line tool as well and you can use that to serve files from the current directory by running a simple command.

In a normal scenario, if you want to serve files from your PC then you will need a web server software. Also, you will have to configure port forwarding to export your PC to the internet. But if you don’t know about that and want to do that in a short way then this post will help you. You just go to the homepage of Hostyoself and drag-drop a folder or a file that you want to host from our PC. It will create a specific endpoint and will give you a URL where you can access all the files.

How to Host a File Directly from PC?

To instantly host files from your browser is actually very simple. All you have to do is just reach the homepage of the website and then simply drag-drop the folder or the file you want to share. It will give you a unique URL that you can share with others. At that URL, all the files or folders you have shared will appear. Also, if you shared a website then the index page will open there.

Hostyoself web UI

You can do the same thing right from the command line. You can download the Hostyoself CLI from here. After that, you can put the EXE file somewhere in the path. Next thing you have to do is just run the following command and it will access the URL it gives you. It will serve files from the current directory and you can see the log of operation in the CLI as well.

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Hostyoself CLI

In this way, this simple application works to help you host a file directly from PC. It depends on you which approach you want to use to host the file. You can either use its web version or just get things done with the CLI. However, do note that of the source PC shuts down or the restarts the hosting will be interrupted. So, you will have to keep that in mind when you use CLI or web interface.

Final words

If you want to quickly serve files from PC without getting into the port forwarding setup and server setup then you have come to the right place. Hostyoself is a great tool for that. No matter what kind of file you have, you can easily serve it on the internet right from your computer. The best part is the simplicity of the tool. You only have to use a simple drag-drop operation or a single command.

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