Hypertext Transfer Server Control  

Implements a server that enables the application to send and receive files using the Hypertext Transfer Protocol.


Control Information

Object Name HttpServerCtl.HttpServer
File Name CSHTSX11.OCX
Version 11.0.2194.1712
ProgID SocketTools.HttpServer.11
ClassID 95A2302E-2F22-49AC-A158-5D175C89C64C
Threading Model Apartment
Help File CST11CTL.CHM
Dependencies None
Standards 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 you must have Service Pack 6 (SP6) installed. It is recommended that you install all updates for your development tools.

This control is supported on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and later versions of the desktop and server platforms. If you are using Windows 7, you must have Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed as a minimum requirement. It is recommended that you install the current service pack and all critical updates available for the operating system.

This product includes both 32-bit and 64-bit ActiveX controls. Native 64-bit CPU support requires the latest 64-bit version of Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 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.