Tutorial about Setting up WAP Servers for Hosting WAP 1.x or WAP 2.0 Sites


Before a WAP site can be accessible on mobile phones or other mobile devices, you have to host it on a WAP server. In this tutorial, you can learn how to set up a WAP server for hosting WAP 1.x or WAP 2.0 sites. We will begin the tutorial with a description of what a WAP server is (WAP server = web server with proper configuration) and how to publish WAP 1.x and WAP 2.0 content over the mobile Internet. Then you can learn about WAP 1.x and WAP 2.0 MIME types and how to set up MIME types on WAP servers using a variety of methods. At last, we will describe how to set default documents to keep the URL of a WAP site short.


Table of Contents

1. Setting up WAP Servers Introduction

1.1. What is a WAP Server?

1.2. Apache - Open-source, Free WAP / Web Server

1.3. Tomcat - Open-source, Free Java Servlet / JSP Container and Web / WAP Server

1.4. Microsoft IIS - Built-in Web / WAP Server of Windows

2. Publishing WAP 1.x / WAP 2.0 Content over the Mobile Internet

3. What are MIME Types?

4. WAP 1.x / WAP 2.0 MIME Types and File Extensions

5. Setting up MIME Types with Apache

6. Setting up MIME Types with Tomcat

7. Setting up MIME Types with Microsoft IIS

8. Setting up MIME Types without Administrator Rights

8.1. If the Web / WAP Server is Apache...

8.2. Using a Server-side Technology

8.2.1. Setting MIME Types with ASP

8.2.2. Setting MIME Types with ColdFusion

8.2.3. Setting MIME Types with JSP

8.2.4. Setting MIME Types with Perl

8.2.5. Setting MIME Types with PHP

9. Setting up Default Documents of WAP / Web Sites

9.1. What is a Default Document / Directory Index / Welcome File?

9.2. Why Should we Set the Default Document of a WAP Site?

9.3. Setting Default Documents of WAP / Web Sites with Apache

9.4. Setting Default Documents of WAP / Web Sites with Tomcat

9.5. Setting Default Documents of WAP / Web Sites with Microsoft IIS