Simple and Secure Web Server
Beyond is an application for running web servers on your Mac. Beyond is easy to use, simple to set up, and secure by design. You will be running a web server in seconds.
# Web Server on Your Mac
Beyond creates a web server on your Mac. Open the Beyond application and seconds later your web server is ready to browse and share. Setting up the web server is as easy as choosing a folder on your computer. The chosen folder becomes the source of the web server's files.
Using Beyond is easy; there are no complex configuration files, no security risks, and no technical knowledge required.
* Need a quick way to share files? Use Beyond.
* Need to test your new web site privately? Use Beyond.
* Need a safe and easy web server? Use Beyond.
Beyond is simple. Every Beyond document is a web server. Starting and stopping the server is as easy as opening and closing a document.
Creating a web server in Beyond is effortless:
- Launch Beyond.app
- Select 'Choose Folder…' and select a folder
- Click the server link to browse your site. Your web server is running!
Beyond is document based. Each document is an independent web server. The Beyond application and the embedded web servers are sandboxed to protect you and your files.
Each web server can only read from the folder you chose to serve. The server can only serve static files; there are no executables or scripts to worry about.
Beyond does not need an Internet connection or even network access to work. You can control the reach of the server. Limit serving to the computer, to the local network, or go beyond your network.
Everything needed to get started is included within Beyond.
# Mac Savvy
Beyond is a true Mac app. Built around a modern document based architecture, Beyond includes support for:
- Drag and Drop
- File Versions and Time Machine
- Finder Service
- Power Management
- …everything you expect from a Mac app.
Want more? Buy a Beyond membership. Membership includes:
- true reachability verification
- a Beyond domain name
- access to advanced options
What use is a server if it can not be found? With a server running, the next step is to get your server onto the Internet.
Members learn in seconds if they are reachable from the Internet. This important step requires help from outside your network. As a member, Beyond will automatically work with our services to figure out your server's public address.
Unlike other services, we actively test both inbound and outbound traffic from your computer. If Beyond says it is verified, you can be sure the address is right.
Verified servers are assigned a Beyond Domain – a unique and memorable domain name. With a Beyond Domain others can reach your server through the web, just like any other website.
Members also gain access to advanced settings including passphrase protection. With passphrase protection you can limit who can access your server.
# Powerful Server
Beyond's tiny memory requirement and multi-threaded performance will delight. Want to run many servers on your laptop? No problem. Beyond is light-weight and tuned for performance.
Beyond supports NAT-PMP and UPnP protocols for setting up access beyond your network.
# In-app purchases
Beyond includes features that require a membership. In-app purchases include:
- Go Beyond membership; 3 month
- Go Beyond membership; 1 year
# About the Author
Beyond is created by Graham Miln. Graham has been writing and selling Mac software for over twenty years. Graham strives to empower Mac users to do more. Learn more at https://miln.eu