An Info-Point is a stand-alone web server that does not require a connection to the Internet. Internally it is a complex set of software set up to appear as a standard website server. A "captive portal" ensures that users logged on the the WiFi can easily find the website content using their ordinary web browser. This device does not "push" content to users mobile devices. It works because users want to find the content.
As shipped, the Info-Point has Drupal CMS installed to provide a simple interface for owners to upload their own content without the need for special technical skills. Experienced web designers and programmers may overwrite the supplied CMS with their own software and will want to know the following technical details.
- The web server is a standard LAMP stack:
- Debian Linux
- mySQL database
- Apache2 server
- PHP 5.x installed
- Mod rewrite enabled
- PHP pear installed (plus many other helper libraries)
- PHPmyAdmin installed
- SSH server enabled
- SFTP enabled
- Legacy FTP server enabled
- "Owner" account to give access to web server filesystem
Root access is available to bona fide owners on request, but please note all end user files and configurations are accessible from the owner account.