Where there is python there's an HTTP Server
Sometimes you need an HTTP server and installing nginx is not worth-it or possible. You may need-it right now to copy that huge file that will bloat scp. If you have python installed you've got one, you don't even need to write a script.
The following command will start serving your current directory on port 8000.
On python 2.x
$ python -m SimpleHTTPServer 8000
On python 3.x
$ python -m http.server 8000
Works like a charm on my WD home nas.