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[[File:Kiwix_0.9_rc2_article_served_en_screenshot.png|right|thumb|<translate><!--T:1-->Kiwix-serve, embedded in Kiwix, on a Microsoft Windows computer</translate>]][[File:Two_kiwix-plugs.jpg|right|thumb|<translate><!--T:2-->With [[Kiwix-plug]], kiwix-serve runs on pretty small hardwares</translate>]]
<translate><!--T:3-->'''Kiwix-serve is a ZIM compatible Web server.''' With it's help you can deliver ZIM file content over your network.</translate>
<translate><!--T:4-->Based on the well known protocol HTTP, kiwix-serve allows you to share the [[Special:MyLanguage/Wikipedia_in_all_languages|ZIM files available]] on your computer easily with the other computers connected to your network. You simply need to start kiwix-serve on your computer and others will be able to access it with their own Web browser.</translate>
<translate><!--T:5-->Kiwix-serve is a good solution if you have a LAN network and don't want to install Kiwix on all computers. It's a good alternative if you don't have a shared network disk from which everybody can start Kiwix.</translate>
== <translate><!--T:6-->Features</translate> ==<translate><!--T:7-->Kiwix-serve has not so many features like Kiwix, but provides the most important ones:
* Full text search engine
* Search suggestions
* Able to deal with one ZIM file or XML library files</translate>
== <translate><!--T:8-->Get it</translate> ==<translate><!--T:9-->On Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OSX and GNU/Linux, kiwix-serve is packaged and distributed with Kiwix. You simply need to [[Special:MyLanguage/Software|download the Kiwix installer corresponding to your Operating System]].</translate>
<translate><!--T:10-->We also provide [// pre-compiled binaries for ARM GNU/Linux].</translate>
<translate><!--T:11-->For other systems, you will have to [[compilation|download and compile kiwix-serve source code on your own]].</translate>
== <translate><!--T:12-->Use it</translate> ==<translate><!--T:13-->Kiwix-serve is directly available in the Kiwix menu "Tools > server", but for people wanting to use it from the command line, here is how it works.</translate>
* kiwix-serve binary, available in the Kiwix application directory
* A ZIM file or a library file (you can use the library.xml file available in your Kiwix user profile).</translate>
<translate><!--T:15-->Unix command line (just use kiwix-serve.exe on Microsoft Windows) example to start kiwix-serve with a XML library file:
<source lang="bash">
kiwix-serve --library ~/
<translate><!--T:16-->Unix command line example to start kiwix-serve with a ZIM file:
<source lang="bash">
kiwix-serve --port=8080 wikipedia.zim
<translate><!--T:17-->One time kiwix-serve is started, everybody, who has access to this computer per network, will be able to connect to it. You need to retrieve the IP ( of your computer and remember the port (per default 80) you have used and then people will only have to type in their browser address bar:
<source lang="bash">
== <translate><!--T:18-->Options</translate> ==<translate><!--T:19-->Kiwix-serve provides a few options:
* --port=PORT to specify the port you want to open for listening (per default 80)
* --index=foobar.ix to specify an fulltext index directory
* --verbose to get a few logs</translate>
<translate><!--T:20-->You can also run kiwix-serve without index, but in this case you won't have access to the fulltext search engine.</translate>
== <translate><!--T:21-->See also</translate> ==<translate><!--T:22-->* [ kiwix-serve demonstration instance]
* [[kiwix-index]]
* [[kiwix-manage]]
* [[kiwix-plug]]</translate>

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