Despite of internet revolution, we people are still dependent on Web hosting companies to host our websites and services. Opera has come with a new Technology which let normal home users to create home based server. This is very useful for those who have a dedicated internet connection, they can use it to host static sites from their home. Though, you will be required to create DNS record and stuff, but if you don’t want to get that technical and want to create a simple file hosting site, here is Opera Unite.
What is Opera unite?
Opera unite is a technology, which will let you use your Web browser Opera as a web server. You can host your own websites, host chatting and file sharing. Opera unite gives you both the option of Server and Client on your computer.
From official Opera Lab page :
Opera Unite is a unique technology that turns any computer or device running Opera into a Web server. In other words, your computer is truly part of the fabric of the Web, rather than just interacting with it, and it’s something anyone can use. With Opera-Unite, everyday non-technical users can serve and share content and services directly from their own computers in the form of intuitive applications.
How to get Started with Opera Unite?
You can watch this demo video from Opera labs team to understand Opera-Unite more clearly and how to use it
I just downloaded and installed it on my desktop. To use thisyou need to create a free account.
Benefits of Opera unite in layman language?
In case if you have to share a file or images, how do you share? By uploading to some web service. Like Flickr or windows Live.
With Opera unite you will be making your own web server and you can directly share files and folders, maintaining your privacy. A sample URL will be like this
This is not the only use of Opera unite, You can use it for more purpose like creating a sample website and sharing it with friends. You can password protect any folder and files.
Like, you can also share your own Music library anywhere using Opera-unite.
The service is very easy to use and anyone at home can use it. You don’t need to be a techy geek to understand Opera unite. Simply watch the videos provided above and start using this service.
These are the default services which you will be getting with Opera unite.
- File Sharing “ Share any files and Folders
- Fridge “ Let people leave notes on your computer
- Media player : Access your music collection anywhere and share it with your friends.
- Photo Sharing : Share your photos album with all the privacy.
- Lounge : Create your personal Chat room and Let your friend join you there.
- Web server : Host your personal websites on your system
I will highly recommend to try this free software and keep them handy for later use.
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