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gpmarketing
Oct 24, 2009, 01:17 AM
Let iPhone host your web sites and services.
http://www.finemobileweb.net/images/finemobileweb_mark.gif

There are times that you have ideas of web sites and web services, but you don’t know whether the ideas are good or not. However you don’t want to invest for them before you can assure the ideas. What can you do then? Looking for a free web hosting may be a good idea, but can you tolerate the annoying ads provided by the free web hosting providers? So are you going to forgive it or insist on? Then why not try this, Fine Mobile Web. Fine Mobile Web is providing mobile web server service, which can make your iPhone into a web server.

Using the Fine Mobile Web, your iPhone will be your dedicated server. You can build your web sites and provide web services from your iPhone, and you can manage your mobile web server just as you want anytime and anywhere. So if you have good idea of web sites and web services, just build it in your iPhone. Then ask your friends to use and enjoy it. What else can your iPhone do with Fine Mobile Web? I believe you will have great ideas in your mind after using it. Just make what you are thinking of.

Before building your web sites and web service, some simple steps will be needed to help you to use the service. First, download and install the mobile web server-FineWS on your iPhone from app store. Second, execute FineWS and register a User ID through iPhone, The User ID registered will be part of your dedicated URL on the internet, for example, the User ID is alex then your URL will be alex.finemobileweb.net. Third, start the web server with the User ID you registered. After these steps your iPhone can be accessible via the browsers from PC and smartphone. When the mobile web server is running, the start page will show the servers status, internet connectivity, and the internet address and local address of your web server. You can just click the addresses to check your site easily.

After these simple steps above, you can build the web sites and provide web services as you wish. There are CMSs (Contents Management System) provided for FineWS, so you can just select and install it on iPhone conveniently. They are the normally used open source CMSs in PHP. They are tailored gently to fit the FineWS, so you can use it to build web sites just like on PC easily. And what’s the point, the PHP applications runs on smartphone stably and does not affect other applications and the whole system, so you can just enjoy it without worrying about phone crashing down or other problems.
What’s more, there is also a CMS management tool called CMS Administrator. Using the CMS Administrator, you can easily manage the CMSs on the iPhone. For example, you can uninstall the CMS just by several clickings. And the backup function can help you backup the CMS you have installed, so you will not need to worry about losing your own CMS and even the FineWS is reinstalled you can also have your web sites back with the backup. And with the set default function, you can choose any CMS to default anytime you wish, so you can switch your web sites anytime, it all depends on you.

For the first time usage, the start guide in “help” might be helpful, for it shows all the setup details you need.



strike1555
Oct 24, 2009, 03:38 PM
Let iPhone host your web sites and services.
http://www.finemobileweb.net/images/finemobileweb_mark.gif

There are times that you have ideas of web sites and web services, but you don’t know whether the ideas are good or not. However you don’t want to invest for them before you can assure the ideas. What can you do then? Looking for a free web hosting may be a good idea, but can you tolerate the annoying ads provided by the free web hosting providers? So are you going to forgive it or insist on? Then why not try this, Fine Mobile Web. Fine Mobile Web is providing mobile web server service, which can make your iPhone into a web server.

Using the Fine Mobile Web, your iPhone will be your dedicated server. You can build your web sites and provide web services from your iPhone, and you can manage your mobile web server just as you want anytime and anywhere. So if you have good idea of web sites and web services, just build it in your iPhone. Then ask your friends to use and enjoy it. What else can your iPhone do with Fine Mobile Web? I believe you will have great ideas in your mind after using it. Just make what you are thinking of.

Before building your web sites and web service, some simple steps will be needed to help you to use the service. First, download and install the mobile web server-FineWS on your iPhone from app store. Second, execute FineWS and register a User ID through iPhone, The User ID registered will be part of your dedicated URL on the internet, for example, the User ID is alex then your URL will be alex.finemobileweb.net. Third, start the web server with the User ID you registered. After these steps your iPhone can be accessible via the browsers from PC and smartphone. When the mobile web server is running, the start page will show the servers status, internet connectivity, and the internet address and local address of your web server. You can just click the addresses to check your site easily.

After these simple steps above, you can build the web sites and provide web services as you wish. There are CMSs (Contents Management System) provided for FineWS, so you can just select and install it on iPhone conveniently. They are the normally used open source CMSs in PHP. They are tailored gently to fit the FineWS, so you can use it to build web sites just like on PC easily. And what’s the point, the PHP applications runs on smartphone stably and does not affect other applications and the whole system, so you can just enjoy it without worrying about phone crashing down or other problems.
What’s more, there is also a CMS management tool called CMS Administrator. Using the CMS Administrator, you can easily manage the CMSs on the iPhone. For example, you can uninstall the CMS just by several clickings. And the backup function can help you backup the CMS you have installed, so you will not need to worry about losing your own CMS and even the FineWS is reinstalled you can also have your web sites back with the backup. And with the set default function, you can choose any CMS to default anytime you wish, so you can switch your web sites anytime, it all depends on you.

For the first time usage, the start guide in “help” might be helpful, for it shows all the setup details you need.

So the actual server is hosted on the iPhone? Going to username.inemobileweb.net will resolve to my iPhones address? Is this allowed by AT&T? Also, what are speeds like, especially over 3G/Edge?

I'd be interested in people who actually use this- what's the practical application of this? I mean as soon as you turn your phone off, then the site goes down. I suppose it good be used to quickly put something on the web if you aren't near a computer but im pretty sure theres an ftp client for the phone.

I'm not trying to criticize you here, just curious as to how this all works.

tico24
Oct 24, 2009, 03:47 PM
I mean as soon as you turn your phone off, then the site goes down.

Actually, as soon as you close the app, the site would go down.
I suspect its not hosted on the iPhone at all... can't see Apple allowing that somehow.

LostLogik
Oct 24, 2009, 03:55 PM
Can't even find it in the AppStore

gpmarketing
Oct 26, 2009, 08:52 PM
So the actual server is hosted on the iPhone? Going to username.inemobileweb.net will resolve to my iPhones address? Is this allowed by AT&T? Also, what are speeds like, especially over 3G/Edge?

I'd be interested in people who actually use this- what's the practical application of this? I mean as soon as you turn your phone off, then the site goes down. I suppose it good be used to quickly put something on the web if you aren't near a computer but im pretty sure theres an ftp client for the phone.

I'm not trying to criticize you here, just curious as to how this all works.

Yes the server is hosted on your iPhone. as soon as you finish the setting and start the server, your server on iPhone will be on the net, username.finemobileweb.net will goes directly to your iPhone.
Why does AT&t wanna ban it?
about speed, we recommend you to test it by yourself, then you will feel what it likes. but we can tell you in advance that we tested the speed in China via WCDMA(3G), it was perfect.
The practical value of Fine Mobile Web is to provide a new fresh platform.
iphone users can have php apps on their phones to provide web service for themselves or others. what the app is depend on what users want. Fine Mobile Web's main job is to provide a stable platform.
if you have more questions or queries, you can contact Fine Mobile Web directly, by most popular IMs.

Clete2
Oct 26, 2009, 10:27 PM
I highly doubt AT&T would allow you to run even a simple web server from your iPhone.

Also, since you're using a mobile web environment, I doubt that any iPhone gets a unique IP address (e.g. think NAT).. even if they do, then your IP would change all the time due to connections being dropped/created from your iPhone to the tower and your iPhone switching towers.

Is it free?

LostLogik
Oct 27, 2009, 02:14 AM
It's been around on Symbian for a while but I still can't find it for iPhone. Link?

lllll
Oct 27, 2009, 10:11 AM
I just don't see any reason to use this app.:confused:

tico24
Oct 27, 2009, 02:57 PM
It's been around on Symbian for a while but I still can't find it for iPhone. Link?

I'm gonna guess that apple are still 'approving' the app.

return7
Oct 27, 2009, 03:42 PM
Lots of ppl use web servers in their apps. BillMinder has one for restoring a backup, for example. /shrug. I know the purpose of this is a bit more open but I don't see the big deal. There's no way one could host anything long term/useful from their phone right now due to other limitations (1 app at a time, edge/3g connections, latency, etc.) so I don't see why AT&T would care at all. Just MHO.

gpmarketing
Nov 1, 2009, 07:22 PM
I highly doubt AT&T would allow you to run even a simple web server from your iPhone.

Also, since you're using a mobile web environment, I doubt that any iPhone gets a unique IP address (e.g. think NAT).. even if they do, then your IP would change all the time due to connections being dropped/created from your iPhone to the tower and your iPhone switching towers.

Is it free?

It is free.
about the IP problem, don't worry about it.all you ought to do is remember the URL. the gateway server will take care of it.