Implements a server that enables the application to send and
receive files using the Hypertext Transfer Protocol.
||RFC 1945, RFC 2616, RFC 3875
This ActiveX control provides an interface for implementing an embedded,
lightweight server that can be used to provide access to documents and
other resources using the Hypertext Transfer Protocol. The
server can accept connections from any standard web browser, third-party
applications or programs developed using the SocketTools HTTP client API.
The application specifies an initial server configuration and then
responds to events that are generated when the client sends a
request to the server. An application may implement only minimal
handlers for most events, in which case the default actions are
performed for most standard HTTP commands. However, an application may
also use the event mechanism to filter specific commands or to extend
the protocol by providing custom implementations of existing commands
or add entirely new commands.
The server includes support for CGI scripting, virtual hosting,
client authentication and the creation of virtual directories and
files. The server also supports secure connections using SSL/TLS.
Secure connections require that a valid SSL certificate be installed
on the system.
The SocketTools ActiveX Edition components are self-registering
controls compatible with any programming language that supports COM
(Component Object Model) and the ActiveX control specification. If
you are using Visual Basic 6.0 or Visual C++ 6.0, it is required that
you have Service Pack 6 (SP6) installed. It is recommended that you
install all updates for your development tools.
This component is supported on Windows XP and later versions of
the Windows desktop and server platforms. If you are using
Windows XP, you must have Service Pack 3 (SP3) installed as a minimum
requirement. It is recommended that you install the current service
pack and all critical updates available for your version of the
This product includes both 32-bit and 64-bit ActiveX controls.
Native 64-bit CPU support requires the latest 64-bit version of
Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 or later versions of the
Windows operating system.
When you distribute an application that uses this control, you can
either install the file in the same folder as your application
executable or as a shared component in the appropriate system folder.
If you install the control in the system folder, it is important that
you distribute the correct version for the target platform and it
must be registered. If you install the control in the same folder as
your executable, it is recommended that you use registration-free
activation or COM redirection to ensure that the correct version of
the control is loaded by the application.