40media Server Side iPhone APNS Communication

Server Side iPhone APNS Communication

I have a quick question. For the apple push notification service, I need to have my own server, which will send out the push notifications to the apple servers, right?

Can I do this with a simple PHP script on a regular webhosting account, or do I need a dedicated server with full blown admin access for that?

If this is possible in PHP, can anyone point me to some samples that can help me get started on this? Right now, I am pretty confident I won't have trouble implementing the client-side part, but the server side is still somewhat of a mystery to me...

Thank you!


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You probably will be able to do this on a limited hosting account, as long as you can leave the connection open to the server most of the time.

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The Main problem with APNS is ports. so many providers doesnt open 2195 port. so concentrate on that initially then go for the host provider. Here is the code what i tried, but one problem is not able to get device notification. Hi ,. i tried the following code (PHP).
$apnsHost = 'gateway.sandbox.push.apple.com'; $apnsPort = 2195; $apnsCert = 'apple_push_notification_production.pem';  $streamContext = stream_context_create(); stream_context_set_option($streamContext, 'ssl', 'local_cert', $apnsCert);  $apns = stream_socket_client('ssl://' . 

$apnsHost .

':' .

$apnsPort, $error, $errorString, 2, STREAM_CLIENT_CONNECT, $streamContext); if($apns) { echo "Connection Established<br/>"; $deviceToken = '**********';//masked $body = array(); $body['aps'] = array(’alert’ => "test message"); //$body['aps']['badge'] = 1; $payload = json_encode($body); $apnsMessage = chr(0) .

pack("n",32) .

pack('H*', str_replace(' ', '', $deviceToken)) .

pack("n",strlen($payload)) .

$payload; print "sending message :" .

$apnsMessage .

"<br/>"; print "sending payload :" .

$payload .

"<br/>"; fwrite($apns, $apnsMessage); } else { echo "Connection Failed"; echo $errorString; echo $error; } socket_close($apns); fclose($apns);
reply is Connection Established sending message :�� d^÷Îå0ZCd%1ÄuwOOYš'ÊÈ}ârðm¾Í�,{"aps":{"\u2019alert\u2019":"test message"}} sending payload :{"aps":{"\u2019alert\u2019":"test message"}}. But am not able to get the notification. any help?.

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