YouTransfer: Web-based File Transfer, Alternative to WeTransfer

The simple but elegant self-hosted file transfer & sharing solution

YouTransfer: Web-based File Transfer, Alternative to WeTransfer
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YouTransfer is an extremely user-friendly and stylish self-hosted file transfer and sharing solution that offers all the excellent features of paid services like Dropbox and WeTransfer, but without restrictions, charges, or lengthy privacy policies. This means you have complete control over your files and can share them with anyone you choose with ease.

Designed specifically to be installed behind the firewall on private servers, YouTransfer provides individuals and organizations with a robust and secure file transfer tool that is highly effective and simple to use. Whether you need to transfer large files quickly, share confidential information with colleagues, or simply want a safer and reliable way to store and transfer your data, YouTransfer has got you covered!

Install

1- Docker

If you wish to run YouTransfer in your own environment without any modifications, the Docker image is the quickest and easiest approach. All you have to do is install docker and run:

docker pull remie/youtransfer:stable

Once the image has been downloaded, start the application with the following command:

docker run -d -v [path_to_upload_folder]:/opt/youtransfer/uploads -v [path_to_config_folder]:/opt/youtransfer/config -p 80:5000 remie/youtransfer:stable

You can now connect to YouTransfer by browsing to http://[docker_host_ip]/

2 - Self-hosted with Node.js

If you wish to install YouTransfer directly from source, you will need to install NodeJS. Download the latest release zip file from GitHub or clone the repository from https://github.com/remie/YouTransfer.git

To install YouTransfer, run npm install in the application directory.
After installation, start YouTransfer with

PORT=[port]

npm start.

You can now connect to YouTransfer by browsing to http://localhost:[port]/

Tech

  • Node.js
  • JavaScript

License

YouTransfer is Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");

Resources

GitHub - YouTransfer/YouTransfer: The simple but elegant self-hosted file transfer & sharing solution
The simple but elegant self-hosted file transfer & sharing solution - GitHub - YouTransfer/YouTransfer: The simple but elegant self-hosted file transfer & sharing solution
YouTransfer.io - the simple & elegant file-sharing solution