“Where a new invention promises to be useful, it ought to be tried” – Thomas Jefferson

Possible MySQL Solutions for iOS Apache/HTTPD Server

Great news, we have possibly found a solution for a iOS/iPhone device Web server’s MySQL component.

Throughout the internet, this seems to be the mission link for making any iOS device a web server. Right now the biggest issue we have now is making sure that it is of a legal origin.

Right now we are waiting to hear from a visitor who mentioned he had a solution for this aspect of a IOS Web server.

Unofficial Guide for a Fully Functional Web Server on iOS

I have found a reasonably good guide to making your iPhone iOS device into a Apache HTTPD server, and I will be updating this page as time goes on. This is only missing MySQL, and preferably a more native build of apache.

First off, make sure you have jailbroken your iPhone iOS device, and have installed the app installer. Make sure you have the Community Sources installed or you will not be able to install Apache HTTPD server or PHP.

Installation of Apache

This is pretty painless.

First, install from the app installer the apache package. Once installed it will look as though nothing was installed (There is no icon added to the app list).

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Jailbreak your iPhone… Legally!

The Library of Congress finally ruled to allow:

Computer programs that enable wireless telephone handsets to execute software applications, where circumvention is accomplished for the sole purpose of enabling interoperability of such applications, when they have been lawfully obtained, with computer programs on the telephone handset.

Which means the very existence of this website can be deemed legal!

In the future, we hope to be a hub for iPhone (iOS) web server technology. We believe that iOS devices are the future of the internet, due to their compact size, affordable nature, and solid state construction.

Expect more posts to come!

For more info on this ruling, see:

U.S. Copyright Office – Anticircumvention Rulemaking
(english speak) The Wise Guide : It’s a Jailbreak!

Get iOS running a Web Server

iPhone Running Safari... Soon to be running localhost.

We need to break down exactly what the goal is… Our goal is to make any iPhone device into a web server (ideally apache/httpd server) with MySQL and PHP support.

This is also known as a iOS LAMP server.

Presently, the only working items in existence is lighttpd, and PHP. Personally, I am not a fan of lighttpd… it is too buggy, and too vulnerable, and no MySQL.

We need to be able to have a full blown LAMP server running, and this site is geared to be the development site and hub of this technology.

I have rounded up a few existing posts that already have this topic, but no solid answer exits yet.
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