I know services like TeX cloud and similar. My question is: Are there ready-made distributions of LaTeX that allow me to set up my own server? What are the best solutions? My goal is to have a nice editing environment on the iPad, and be able to use some remote compilation service.
Here are several solutions. I have not attempted them at my University as University policy forbids it.
There are several issues:
And when you get it running, please post your setup and solution as another question and answer as this is very wanted answer.
writeLaTeX is an online LaTeX editor that works on the iPad and other tablet devices.
It's free to use, and you can try without even signing up, so if you don't like it there's no commitment.
PS: I'm one of the developers of writeLaTeX - if you do give it a try let us know what you think, feedback is always appreciated.