How Do I Turn My Android Into a Web Server?


Heather Bennett

Are you looking to turn your Android device into a web server? Look no further!

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process step by step. By the end, you’ll have your very own web server running right on your Android device.

Why Turn Your Android Into a Web Server?

Before we dive into the technical details, let’s discuss why you might want to turn your Android device into a web server. There are several reasons why this can be useful:

  • Showcasing Projects: You can host and showcase your web projects directly from your Android device.
  • Local Testing Environment: It allows you to test websites or web applications locally before deploying them to a production server.
  • File Sharing: You can easily share files with others on the same network by hosting them on your Android device.


To get started, make sure you have the following:

  • An Android Device: Any Android smartphone or tablet will work.
  • An Internet Connection: A stable Wi-Fi connection is recommended for accessibility and security reasons.
  • An App: We will be using an app called “KSWeb” for this tutorial. It is available for free on the Google Play Store.

The Steps

Step 1: Install KSWeb

The first step is to install KSWeb from the Google Play Store. Open the Play Store app on your Android device, search for “KSWeb”, and hit the install button. Once installed, open the app to begin the setup process.

Step 2: Configure KSWeb

Upon opening KSWeb for the first time, you will be prompted to grant certain permissions. Allow all the necessary permissions to proceed.

Next, you will see the main dashboard of KSWeb. Here, you can configure various settings such as the port number, server root directory, and access control. Take some time to explore these settings and customize them according to your preferences.

Step 3: Start the Server

After configuring the necessary settings, return to the main dashboard of KSWeb. To start the server, simply tap on the “Start” button. If everything is set up correctly, you should see a notification indicating that the server has started successfully.

Step 4: Access Your Web Server

Your web server is now up and running on your Android device! To access it from another device on the same network, open a web browser and enter your Android device’s IP address followed by the port number specified in KSWeb’s settings. For example, if your Android device’s IP address is and you set the port number to 8080 in KSWeb, you would enter “192.100:8080” in your web browser’s address bar.

You can also access your web server locally by opening a web browser on your Android device itself and entering “localhost:8080” or “127.1:8080” in the address bar.


Congratulations! You have successfully turned your Android device into a web server using KSWeb app. Now you can host and showcase your projects or test websites locally with ease.

Remember, running a web server on your Android device might have its limitations in terms of performance and security. It is always recommended to use a dedicated web hosting service for production websites or applications.

Thank you for reading this tutorial! We hope you found it helpful and informative.

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