Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Announcement: university web servers for your projects


I've spoken with Carlos in our department's IT service about hosting for your projects and received this reply. My only question is that I think engineering may remove these sites once you graduate, but they may do for now at least. Let me know if you have any questions:

Let me suggest Personal Web sites through Engineering Web hosting services. Seehttp://www.eos.ncsu.edu/web/individualsites for more information. That environment should be adequate for javascript and HTML5 the only caveat is that this service is for engineering students only. Although the disk quota limit is 2GB, given the nature of the project, I think that amount should be sufficient. Let me also mention that students can request (optional) a database along with their personal wewb locker; however, the database is secured so that only connections from their personal web slace is accepted. If you have students go with the above solution, I suggest they request those lockers at least a week in advance. For non-enginerring students the university also offers personal web page space please see http://oit.ncsu.edu/afs/personal-file-space 

Either solution above can be accessed remotely via ssh, sftp.