ManateePi
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Pi wireless web server

Mon May 11, 2015 6:47 pm

Hello out there... I'm not sure how easy this would be to do, but I would be interested in buying a ready to go Raspberry Pi that could run as a web server - but would like to be able to access it via wifi.

So, in the end let's say you were out in the middle of nowhere and you had power and a laptop. You could plug in the Raspberry Pi and it would show up as like a typical Wifi hotspot. You go to an address such as http://localhost or http://192.1.168.255 and it would take you to the root index where you could view images, videos, HTML documents or whatever is on the server.

Make sense? If not, I can elaborate more... would anyone be interested in building a turn key Pi like this? If so, how much would it cost?

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Re: Pi wireless web server

Tue May 12, 2015 9:53 am

ManateePi wrote:Hello out there... I'm not sure how easy this would be to do, but I would be interested in buying a ready to go Raspberry Pi that could run as a web server - but would like to be able to access it via wifi.

So, in the end let's say you were out in the middle of nowhere and you had power and a laptop. You could plug in the Raspberry Pi and it would show up as like a typical Wifi hotspot. You go to an address such as http://localhost or http://192.1.168.255 and it would take you to the root index where you could view images, videos, HTML documents or whatever is on the server.

Make sense? If not, I can elaborate more... would anyone be interested in building a turn key Pi like this? If so, how much would it cost?
This isn't a particularly strenuous task: first setup the Pi as a WIFI hotspot then install your choice of webserver I'd use apache but there are other choices too.
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Re: Pi wireless web server

Tue May 12, 2015 10:19 am

Find someone that can follow these instructions and pay them by the hour.
http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspber ... ia-Server/

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Re: Pi wireless web server

Tue May 12, 2015 3:58 pm

Actually you could just ask someone (which already owns the RPI) to prepare the SD card for a Raspberry 2, for example. When the card is ready, he will simply send you the card my mail. Then you have just to config the wi-fi card, if it has a different chip. Anyway I'm in Italy and sending you a card by tracked mail could cost something, but if you don't find anybody around you I'm glad to do the work.
English isn’t my first language, so please excuse any mistakes.

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Re: Pi wireless web server

Tue May 12, 2015 5:07 pm

Where are you located?
Please correct me if I am wrong ;-)

Please post your code with these tags:
[code]Your Code Goes Here[/code]

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Re: Pi wireless web server

Fri May 15, 2015 5:09 pm

Hi I sent you PM for more information.
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Re: Pi wireless web server

Mon May 18, 2015 1:33 am

don't use apache for anything, ever. especially the pi.. as it loads required serverside memory child process per session connected. Even when event-based it performs subpar. Use nginx or nearly any other webserver that exists and you'll get a very light event-based web server. I can handle hundreds of concurrent clients on pi2 with a well compiled server and maybe 5-10 on apache.

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Re: Pi wireless web server

Mon May 18, 2015 1:45 am

It sounds like you are looking for something like this:
http://piratebox.cc/raspberry_pi:diy

Arrrr!

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Re: Pi wireless web server

Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:39 pm

ManateePi wrote:Hello out there... I'm not sure how easy this would be to do, but I would be interested in buying a ready to go Raspberry Pi that could run as a web server - but would like to be able to access it via wifi.

So, in the end let's say you were out in the middle of nowhere and you had power and a laptop. You could plug in the Raspberry Pi and it would show up as like a typical Wifi hotspot. You go to an address such as http://localhost or http://192.1.168.255 and it would take you to the root index where you could view images, videos, HTML documents or whatever is on the server.

Make sense? If not, I can elaborate more... would anyone be interested in building a turn key Pi like this? If so, how much would it cost?
Doing a similar project. May I ask if you got this completed?

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Re: Pi wireless web server

Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:35 am

You could try Zavvio Wireless Web Server ("Wi-Fi Yard Sign"), available at:

http://www.zavvio.com (currently redirected to http://cs0418.wix.com/zavvio)

It loads onto Pi 3 in a similar way as Noobs. After installing you can connect and upload your webpage content (or share files, in which case no webpage required). The content is then broadcast via Wi-Fi by the Pi. All configuration/upload is done using web browser. The download for Pi 3 is fully functional and free of charge.

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Re: Pi wireless web server

Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:10 am

I tried zavvio. That is OK if you are just looking for a turn-key solution.

I would like to build the WiFi web page server so that I can modify it. I would like to receive messages on the RP3's serial port and modify the web pages based on that serial data. I would also like to use the GPIO pins to control something.

So, if I start with a NOOBS RPi 3B, what do I need to do?

BTW
I have Googled variations on this: "raspberry pi 3 wifi media server". That yields a lot of hits, including this thread. I have tried to follow instructions from instructables, adafruit, and raspberry. It seems like every 7 step, 8 step, 14 step process is out of date as some step! None worked for me. That is why I am back to this thread.

Like the first guy, I guess I would be willing to pay somebody to coach me through all the steps. If I pay, then it is mine to keep. If it is done on this thread in the open then the whole community would benefit.

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