Yes! You read it right!! Here is a way you can Turn your Mobile into a Web server! Sounds Great isn’t it? You can Host your Files on your favorite s60 mobile device which serves webpages!! Start and Stop your Server whenever you want! What Not, This Server even Supports PHP Scripts and you could even Install hell lot of simple CMS which allows to manage your Content!! All Running on your Smart Phone!!
Well, Let us see how we can Achieve this… (Mobile Web Server) MWS is a concept introduced by Nokia Research to make the most out of Mobile resources… Though it takes quite a challenge to Handle Requests. its not a bad option to make Mobile as a Web server, as the Phones will be 24×7 On ..and it can be your Portable Web Server…
Imagine a Server RUNNING on your Phone serving Requests when you are moving on a Vehicle!!
If You are a Nokia User and Own any S60 3rd or 5th Version.. You could set up your Server in few minutes of Time… All Thanks to FileWS a 6.8 Mb application which you could get in Nokia’s Ovi Store!!
Fine WS requires Python and Open C support… (You need not worry as Everything comes in a Package with this SIS file) Just hit on Installation and Wait for it to Complete!
Just hit on Sign up button to Finish the Installation.. You will be getting an Unique URL which you could use that to access from anywhere!!
Your Files will be stored in E:/Data/DocRoot which serves as resources for your Mobile Site when the Server is Running!! When you have stopped server, User Sees an Offline Message..
I have Set Up FineWS Server on my Nokia S60v5 device.. You could Visit My Mobile Web Site Running on Phone at http://che2on.finemobileweb.net/ (I have hosted a small index.html file with a simple h1 tag)
Here are Few ScreenShots….
Start and Stop your Web Server… Fine WS supports PHP
Check Out Your Site and Install New CMS..
You Can Even Install Simple CMS to Manage Content… Here is a Huge list Available!
Online Webpage Running Making Mobile as Web Server!(simple index.html)
Online Webpage Running Making Mobile as Web Server!(CMS Installed)
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