New Redhat Server
The Teaching Learning Center was recently given more or less free reign over a LAMP server. The idea is to host all our interactive content on it, from blogs to wikis. The real trick is not going to be installing and maintaining all these wonderful things like an instance of the software that runs wikipedia, but figuring out a way to give faculty shared hosting space on it securely with as paranoid settings as is functional.
It has been many, many, many hours of fun turning this server from a base installation of RHEL4 to into an up to date webserver, configured to meet our demands, which include:
- Server Environment
- Apache 2.2.6
- MySQL 5.0.45
- PHP 5.2.4
Even though all of these projects are in their early stages and none expect massive ammounts of traffic, having all of them in the same place is close to maxing out our nice server. Perhaps if one or many of these projects is a hit we will get another server!
Though I now work in the Office of community relations I retain root access and develop most interactive content on this server. It's a nice feeling when an SSH session feels like home.