I had an old iPhone 3GS lying around so figured I’d spend some of the weekend giving it a purpose: an iPhone Web Server :-o
After jailbreaking and putting on Cydia, I installed the following:
- Lighttpd 1.4.32
- PHP 5.4.13
- mySQL 5.1.68
You can install all of these straight from Cydia (make sure you use the newer version of PHP for production servers). There is, however, a helpful package from J.Anrugas which installs the last 3 using one script. Once again, make sure you use the newer versions.
After doing this I decided to give Drupal a whirl. To my surprise it installed and I got through the initial setup fine. However, as I added more data, the site slowed to a crawl. I guess that old 600MHz A8 can’t handle too much database querying :(
Next I wanted to try something lighter. There are plenty of good php forums around (vbulletin, phpbb, etc.), but these have too many bells and whistles. All I wanted was something simple, light… and no nonsense… like…
The NoNonsense Forum – What a great name!
Installation was quick and simple since there is no database creation required. Here is the site running directly from the phone:
Feel free to post, mess around, break etc. :p