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Monday, December 24, 2012

AjaXplorer File Sharing for Web and Local Network (LAN)

AjaXplorer File Sharing for Web and Local Network (LAN). The interface is very similar to OS-native file Explorers. If you have a LAN or Web Server. You may want to give AjaXplorer a try. There is a running Demo on their Site at ( Check it out...


A modern browser is all that's needed to access AjaXplorer : the interface is very similar to OS-native file explorers, and all users can find their way in it. Users can easily share files or folders over the Internet, preview and edit most common file formats directly online, without having to download/upload the files to/from their local computer.

AjaXplorer is another "brick" that you can install on your web server : you may know Wordpress, Joomla! or other "web-based" softwares. It's the same technology (PHP), and AjaXplorer is normally accessed via an URL such as

AjaXplorer comes fully equiped with a complete users management system, securing the whole installation at once. It can also be interfaced with existing authentication mechanisms, to implement a "Single-Sign On" system and make users life easier.

AjaXplorer interface adapts itself for small screen devices; there is also a native alternative for iOS devices, as well as one for Android devices.

Check the detailed features page
to know more about AjaXplorer interface


Cloud storage is a growing trend that allows you to access your data from anywhere, with a simple internet connexion, by storing your files on remote servers. But what if you don’t want to entrust the mainstream storage providers (Google™, Dropbox™, Apple™…) with all your data, or if you simply do want to get free from their storage limits ? AjaXplorer is the solution to set up easily your private cloud-storage server. All you need is a web hosting or a « NAS » (a « Network Attached Storage » unit wired to your home or office network), running PHP. Deploy Ajaxplorer on it and you will be able to access your files from anywhere in the galaxy. AjaXplorer is accessed like any website. The rich interface it provides is supported by all major web browsers and allows you to manage your files exactly like you would on your local computer. And if you’re on the go, AjaXplorer adapts its interface to small screen devices, and there is a dedicated iOS application providing the best user experience on iPhone and iPad (Android coming).


This quick-install guide will cover most common cases : you have an FTP access to a remote server running PHP (>5.1) and accessible through the web. If you can log directly on the server via SSH, you will probably know how to skip some of these steps. There is this tutorial for CentOS users written by Mathieu on Argeo’s wiki, as well as specific upgrade instructions if you are coming from an existing installation. Others, well, follow the steps!

1 Download the latest build of AjaXplorer from the download page, and extract its content (using any zip tool like winzip, 7zip, tar -xzf on linux…) somewhere on your computer.
2 Upload the archive content on the server (via FTP) in a web-accessible folder. Make sure that the « data » sub-folder is writeable by the webserver.
For example put it in /your/web/root/ajaxplorer.

3 Access the installation via the web browser : the AjaXplorer Diagnostic Tool is launched and tries to detect problems.
Review any error or warnings then click on « Continue to AjaXplorer ».
The URL may look like www.domain.tld/ajaxplorer/
4 The  »admin » user is automatically created. Log in with the admin/admin credentials and change the admin password now.
AjaXplorer is up and running!
The « Change Password » menu is accessible by clicking on the « Logged as admin » button.

What’s next? You will probably want to create repositories and users right away, but we recommend you the following readings before :

But if you are confident enough, you can jump directly to the Users, Roles & Repositories section.

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