Personal Web pages are created automatically for members of staff and research students(PhD and MPhil), and can be created for other students on request. The pages are available as
http://homepages.cs.ncl.ac.uk/name or via HTTPS, where ''name'' is the user's registered Newcastle e-mail name in lower case, and are accessible for updating via CIFS
\\homepages.cs.ncl.ac.uk\homepages.cs\*name* and at the location
/ncl/homepages.cs/*name* on the Linux timeshare service and the Mill Laboratory computers.
From off campus, you can connect to the Linux timeshare service via SFTP to
Seefor details of how to restrict access to selected users or client domains.
PHP (currently 5.3.10) is supported. PHP scripts are granted restricted access to only the user's personal space and selected system directories. The flag
register-globals is false which means that variables declared in web forms are not automatically made into global variables in your PHP script. This may differ from some early tutorials for PHP.
The following page displays the current PHP version and the specific configuration, modules enabled, etc.: http://homepages.cs.ncl.ac.uk/info.php. It is only available from on-campus.
If you are developing PHP and need access to the server logs, these are exported as follows. In all cases, the logs are stored in sub-directories named after the year and week number.
MySQL is also supported - see Databases.
Central NUIT offer similar facilities, see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/itservice/web/.