The global settings configuration page is where you can edit such things as usernames, server addresses, so let’s get started.
PhWebServer: Enter in the address for your web server. Include the port number if the server is running on a non-standard port. For example:
local_web_server: Enter in the \local\ web server address. The local address is the address to reach your server from an internal network when your phone is connected over wifi. Usually this will be the internal, non-routable IP address of the server. For example:
This setting is used whenever your phone is connected to your local network. This will give very fast responses to action commands over the network.
PhWebServerUsername/PhWebServerPassword: The username and password for your PowerHome web server.
PhSocketServerAddress: The address where your socket server runs. It cannot start with any kind of protocol, such as http or https. For example:
local_socket_server: Similar to the local_web_server setting above, this is the local address of your socket server. Usually this will be the internal IP address, such as
PhSocketServerPort: The network port that your socket server is running on. This must be a positive integer. The default port number is 8500.
PhSocketServerUsername/PhSocketServerPassword: The username and password for your socket server.
PhWebServerAuthMethod: The authentication method of your PowerHome web server. The only two allowed settings are \basic\ and \cookie\. Get the server setting from PowerHome->Setup->Web->Authentication Method.
pin: Enter a 4-digit number to use to PIN-protect any actions and pages. If you do enter a PIN, be careful, because if you forget it, you will probably have to uninstall PHCA and re-install it, which will cause you lose all of your menu data (although, if you back up your menus, you could be saved).
SSID: Enter in the network SSID that your phone must be connected to in order to determine if it is connected to the local network.
When you are finished entering your settings, you can test them using the test button at the bottom, and you can save the settings using the Save button.