YouTransfer, the simple but elegant self-hosted file transfer & sharing solution

YouTransfer is a simple but elegant self-hosted file transfer & sharing solution. It is an alternative to paid services like Dropbox and WeTransfer by offering similar features but without limitations, price plans and a lengthy privacy policy. You remain in control of your files.

Created to be installed behind the firewall on private servers, YouTransfer aims to empower organisations and individuals that wish to combine easy-to-use file transfer tooling with security and control.


You can see a live demo of YouTransfer on
The demo is somewhat limited so it is recommended to run it locally (see quick start section below).

Quick Start using Docker

If you wish to install YouTransfer in your own environment without any modifications, the Docker image is the most quick and easy approach. Simply install docker and run:

docker pull remie/youtransfer:stable

You can run the application with the following command:

docker run -d  
-v [path_to_upload_folder]:/opt/youtransfer/uploads 
-v [path_to_config_folder]:/opt/youtransfer/config 
-p 80:5000 

You can now connect to YouTransfer by browsing to http://docker--host--ip/
For more information on Docker deployment, please read the Docker installation instructions.

You can find additional documentation (incl. installation and usage instructions) on the GitHub Wiki

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