These instructions give guidance on the differences between the hosting of a virtual host to that of a normal user.
1. Server Log files
Virtual hosts have access to both the access logs and error logs for their
server. These are accessible on
linux.ox.ac.uk in the directory:
/web/users/$USER/logs/. These logs can only be accessed by the username associated with the virtual
host and are read-only. Both current (files with no numeric suffix) and archived logs are available from the above
directory. Log files are rotated weekly with two cycles kept, the oldest being compressed. Details of how to download log files are available.
The analog web server log analysis tool is installed on
linux.ox.ac.uk and can be used to
analyse your web logs.
A virtual host can use safeperl cgi scripts on their account. There is a difference in how these scripts are accessed
http://users.ox.ac.uk/. Safeperl CGI scripts associated with a virtual host, should be accessed
by the URL
http://users.ox.ac.uk/cgi-bin/safeperl/username/scriptname used for standard web accounts.
There are a small number of example safeperl scripts in the OUCS web frequently asked questions.