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By GlobaL_TroTTer, Member on 17th December 2010, 10:10 PM
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*edit- For some reason, this thread got posted in Android Software and Hacking general instead of Android apps and games :-|

Hey everyone, its me again.

I have recently been using an app called Paw Server for Android. Though it may seem stupid, this app can really come in handy. The app itself is a utility for managing messages, contacts ect.. But what many people do not realise is that you can host your own website on it, wherever you go. Though this will only work over wifi, you can optionally do some port forwarding to make the site accessible over the internet.

To put a custom website on the server, do the following

1. Install PAW Server for android.

2. Mout your phone's SD-Card On your computer

3. This step has two options:

A Website:
Put your website files in /paw/html/ and make sure the index.html is in this directory. (If you need help creating a site, please visit http://cyanstatic.com)

A File explorer:
If creating a website is too much of a hassle, you can just put some files that you would like to access from your browser in /paw/html/. I Put a couple of songs and videos in the folder and had no trouble streaming the files to my browser.

4. Now open PAW and press the 'Start" Button.

Congratulations!
Your website/chosen files should now be accessible from your browser
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17th December 2010, 11:27 PM |#2  
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i use swiftp, does pretty much that, though it is dedicates to do so, so i think it's a bit more comfortable
17th December 2010, 11:51 PM |#3  
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This is a great tool
Will give it a shot
18th December 2010, 12:30 AM |#4  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by doenis

i use swiftp, does pretty much that, though it is dedicates to do so, so i think it's a bit more comfortable

Really? So can swiftp run a web server or just file services?
25th December 2010, 05:11 AM |#5  
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Wow amazing!

Sent from my HTC Vision using XDA App
25th December 2010, 06:20 AM |#6  
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I used PAW Server to host a WIKI on my Nexus One
I used PAW Server to host a WIKI on my Nexus One....

And it almost worked!

tiddlywiki (google it, I'm new and can't do links) is a one page wiki written in, I can't really tell because the tiddlywiki page doesn't do much about talking about how it works.

But PAW serves the pages, and some of the read/browse functions seem to work -- but I was unable to figure out how to edit a page -- and that could just be my fault.

And installing the wiki was pretty easy. I downloaded the zip file to my pc, moved it into my dropbox directory, unpacked it into a directory called wiki, and then on my phone, I synced drop box, and I moved the wiki directory into the paws/html directory. And it served up the page just fine.

But I couldn't edit it.
26th December 2010, 01:54 AM |#7  
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Why does it ask for permissions to everything? ie Camera, Vibrate, etc....
This maybe unintentional with the manifest, but it looks awfully rogue when programs look for permission to things they don't use.
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Very cool thanks for the share! Tough it doesn't make much sense serving via mobile, but i might give it a shot and see if I can use some DNS servers too, starting with dyndns.org
26th December 2010, 07:50 AM |#9  
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Check out Wifi Remote Access for Windows Mobile: You can do the same thing, but it also comes with a whole range of other stuff.
To edit it, you just need to go into program file, and add a folder inside public (I think) with all your website files. Then change Wifi Remote Access's default.html to redirect you there,instead of to /fs/
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Why does it ask for permissions to everything? ie Camera, Vibrate, etc....
This maybe unintentional with the manifest, but it looks awfully rogue when programs look for permission to things they don't use.

This is because it comes with a site on it for managing your phone, like take pictures from the browser and send sms.
26th December 2010, 04:46 PM |#11  
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With the server it is also possible to develop web applications that use the Android API.
That's also a reason (apart from the web interface mentioned by GlobaL_TroTTer) why there are so many permission requested.

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