Portable Serva Web Server

Portable Serva is a tiny all in one portable multiple protocol web server application created by Patrick Masotta. Available in both 32 and 64 bit platforms, Serva boasts an HTTP server, DHCP server, proxyDHCP server, FTP server, TFTP server, TFTP client, DNS server, SNTP server, and SYSLOG server.

Serva Portable Web Server

Simply start Serva, configure settings, then restart it! Each Server's status and log is viewable directly from the main window of the tool.

Portable Serva - Multiple Web Server in action

What is Serva?

Serva is a versatile and portable multi-server that primarily focuses on providing a fast and efficient solution for network booting environments, including PXE (Preboot Execution Environment) and TFTP (Trivial File Transfer Protocol) services. It is known for its simplicity and ease of use in setting up various network booting scenarios.

Key features include:

  • PXE Server: Allows you to set up a PXE server, which is used for network booting. PXE enables computers to boot operating systems or utilities over the network.
  • TFTP Server: Includes a TFTP server that facilitates the transfer of files between devices on a network, often used in conjunction with PXE booting.
  • HTTP Server: It supports an HTTP server, which can be useful for serving additional files or resources during network booting processes.
  • DHCP Server: Includes a built-in DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server, simplifying the configuration of IP addresses for devices on the network.
  • ProxyDHCP Server: In addition to a standard DHCP server, it supports ProxyDHCP, which allows for more flexible PXE boot configurations, especially in environments where the main DHCP server cannot be modified.
  • DNS Server: Provides a DNS server for local name resolution within the network.
  • FTP Server: It supports an FTP server, enabling file transfers over the network.

The primary use case for Serva is in environments where there is a need for network booting, such as in large scale deployment scenarios or when maintaining and deploying operating systems over a network.

It's worth noting that Serva is commonly used by IT professionals and system administrators for tasks related to network deployment and provisioning.

Specifications | Official Site | Where to Download

  • Authors Website: Project Page
  • Extracted Size: 1.7 MB
  • License: Freeware
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