The OUCS Web Publishing Service provides all registered users with an allocation of space which can be used to house a personal web site. Each space has an address or ‘URL’ (Uniform Resource Locator) associated with it so that the pages stored on the server can be accessed over the Internet. OUCS provides training and documentation to help with setting up web pages.
Information for users is given at http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/web/. This includes information on setting up websites, transferring material to the central servers, and links to training resources.
Users wishing to use this service must first activate their personal web space by visiting the OUCS self-registration page at https://register.it.ox.ac.uk/accman/web/.
Notification of faults, outages, etc is circulated on the mailing list email@example.com
Faults should be reported to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To arrange web hosting for a domain, the Systems Development and Support Section may be contacted directly
Documentation on using the service is available at http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/web. Advice on standards is given at http://www.ox.ac.uk/web/rules/. Information about training available through OUCS is at http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/itlp/.
- 9am - 5pm on weekdays: the service operates with full technical support.
- All other times: the service operates without technical support. Automated service monitoring will take place, and informal arrangements exist for staff to be notified of exceptions, however no funding is provided for contractual cover or guaranteed response.
- Exclusions: service maintenance carried out during the JANET maintenance period (7am - 9am every Tuesday).
2.7 A variety of public web hosting services would meet basic user requirements in the event of extended disruption. Users would need access to a separate copy of their site contents in order to make use of this.
2.9 Software updates are applied by OUCS staff – this is done with the minimum of interruption to service. Any scheduled down-time for maintenance or upgrade will be notified at least 24 hours in advance.
3.2 Users must be aware that web pages are visible world-wide, and should consider carefully the impression that readers will form, both of them and of the University. They should also bear in mind the legal constraints that may apply to material they publish by this means.
3.3 Use of these facilities is covered by the University’s ‘Regulations Relating to the Use of Information Technology Facilities’ at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/statutes/regulations/196-052.shtml.
3.4 Users should also take note of the guidance issued by the Web Strategy group at http://www.ox.ac.uk/web/rules/.