HTTP Commander Alternative
HTTP Commander Alternative

MyWorkDrive is an alternative solution for HTTP Commander by Element IT. MyWorkDrive is like HTTP Commander in the Web file manager function but differs greatly in Scalability, Security and Functionality with full mapped drive and mobile clients for Mac & PC. Like HTTP Commander, MyWorkDrive provides companies with the ability to enable Web File Management of their existing file shares from anywhere. Unlike HTTP Commander, MyWorkDrive is developed in the USA and EU with security, scalability and enterprises in mind.

MyWorkDrive HTTP Commander Competing Solution Business Benefits

Better Web File Manager

The HTTP Commander Web File Manager provides basic upload, download and sharing capabilities. In comparison MyWorkDrive Web File Manager provides editing online in Office 365, Teams, OneDrive integration and a superior elegant modern interface that is easier for users.

Better Security

MyWorkDrive provides the ability to lock download shares for view and edit only with no downloads for a data loss prevention function. MyWorkDrive also allows administrators to enable SAML or DUO for two factor authentication. With MyWorkDrive TLS 1.2 is enabled by default and the MyWorkDrive server can be locked down for compliance with HIPAA, FIPS & GDPR. HTTP Commander utilizes WebDAV which does not support SAML or Two Factor authentication. With MyWorkDrive, no system or user credentials or password hashes are stored at any time on the MyWorkDrive Server.

Easy to setup, Easy to Manage

With HTTP Commander, setup requires setup of a windows server, manual configuration of application pools and security. HTTP Commander also requires manual editing of IIS and XML file to make the service available to users. MyWorkDrive is 100% Windows based making it easy to setup with a simple wizard and it’s easy to manage, patch and integrate. SSL Certificate and bindings are managed using IIS Manager which IT staff already know how to support or optionally utilize our Cloudflare integration and host name under our domain. No LDAP setup is required with MyWorkDrive – Active Directory is integrated by default.

Full Clients

HTTP Commander only provides a web based file management the browser. This means there are no mapped drive or mobile clients. While HTTP Commander can be made to work with WebDAV, it’s considered insecure and does not support SSO/SAML and Two Factor authentication. MyWorkDrive includes full mapped drive and mobile clients for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android.

Office Online Editing

Only MyWorkDrive has the ability to edit documents in native Microsoft Office Online Apps for iOS mobile stored on Local File Shares using Office Online Server, OneDrive, Only Office or SharePoint Online locked down to your own instance with no user access.


MyWorkDrive is supported and backed by its co-founders with 20 years of US based technical support experience. We don’t outsource our support and pride ourselves on providing the best support in the industry.

MyWorkDrive Features

With MyWorkDrive IT departments simply setup MyWorkDrive Windows server software, point to existing Windows file shares and in minutes cloud functionality is made available to users including:

  • Web File Manager browser access to file shares
  • Office Online document editing ( with files stored on the local file servers )
  • Mapped Drive from Anywhere without VPN
  • Public and Private file sharing
  • Two Factor Security (2FA)
  • Single Sign On
  • Mobile Access Client with Full SAML/SSO/2FA Support
  • Clustering Support

Traditional Windows File Sharing at gigabit speed continues to be available in parallel to MyWorkDrive. Users simply leverage file sharing using traditional methods on the local area network and use MyWorkDrive when cloud functionality or remote access is needed. For IT Departments, No SQL databases need to be maintained or licensed making file backup and restoration simple – NTFS based file shares remain in place.

Sharing and collaborating on files to users outside of the company is essential to a productive workforce. With MyWorkDrive internal files can be made public effortlessly with our OneDrive integration. By leveraging our OneDrive integration businesses can protect sensitive data by transferring public files as needed to OneDrive without opening up internal systems to outside parties or enabling insecure file sharing links that can expose company servers to data breaches. If desired, External Users can be invited to collaborate on file share folder using our Guest User Folder Sharing option.