Web Server for Chrome

Web Server for Chrome

A Web Server for Chrome, serves web pages from a local folder over the network, using HTTP. Runs offline.

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What is Web Server for Chrome?

"Web Server for Chrome" is an open source HTTP server for Chrome, designed to serve web pages from a local folder over the network. This efficient offline-capable extension works on any platform with Chrome, providing opportunities like web development on a Chromebook or sharing files between computers on a local network. It also boasts the capacity to function on the internet - adding further to its versatility. Over the years, it has updated with new features including HTTPS support, new mime types, CORS headers setup and more, all while maintaining smooth operation.

Stats date:
Version: 0.5.2 (Last updated: 2021-04-07)
Creation date: 2020-01-11
Manifest version: 2
  • alarms
  • unlimitedStorage
  • storage
  • notifications
  • browser
  • power
  • system.network
  • {"fileSystem":["write","directory","retainEntries"]}
Size: 1.10M
Email: Click to see
URLs: Website
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood

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Not available on Firefox
Not available on Edge

Web Server for Chrome is an open source (MIT) HTTP server for Chrome.

It runs anywhere that you have Chrome installed, so you can take it anywhere. It even works on ARM chromebooks.

It now has the option to listen on the local network, so other computers can access your files. Additionally, it can try and get an internet address.

Many people use this to do basic web development on a chromebook. It is also handy for sharing files over a local network between computers, or even on the internet.

Once you install it, navigate to

Please let me know what new features you want!


Update - 0.5.2 Apr 6 2021

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  • Fast and easy to run builds
  • Works great on Chromebook
  • Useful for forwarding files to old devices
  • Helpful for handling local app records with google maps and javascript
  • Does not work on some versions of Chrome
  • Unable to open the extension
  • No support for PHP extension
Most mentioned
  • Easy and efficient to use
  • Compatibility issues with recent chrome versions
  • Some features no longer supported
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Risk impact

Web Server for Chrome is relatively safe to use as it requires very minimum permissions.

Risk likelihood

Web Server for Chrome has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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