Do you wanna share something in the local area network quickly..without wasting your time with apache or any daemons..here is the technique for that..
First of all, open a terminal and move into the folder you wanna share.Say i want to share /home/xxx/Downloads folder..So open a terminal and then cd /home/xxx/Downloads.
Then type this command
python -c "import SimpleHTTPServer; SimpleHTTPServer.test();"
Then your folder can be accessed through web browser by typing http://your_ip:8000/.