How do you do....it? Thread, Student Web Hosting in Technical; Hi all,
I've been asked to create a system where we can give access to all students in KS3 access ...
7th July 2014, 11:07 AM #1
Student Web Hosting
I've been asked to create a system where we can give access to all students in KS3 access to SQL, ftp, wordpress.
Now initally that screams Linux to me, but creating a new set of accounts and for MySQL and creating a wordpress install... is not exactly filling me with Joy.
One suggestion is just get them to all sign up for a http://www.x10hosting.com/ account.
Any other ideas ?
7th July 2014, 11:53 AM #2
I use a Linux box with EHCP (Easy Hosting Control Panel | for Ubuntu and alikes...- Free Fast Opensource web hosting control panel for your server **) installed.
The tutors can easily setup sub folders as needed with FTP and mysql. So the student gets students.school.ac.uk/jbloggs
the students install wordpress or what ever cms they are working with themselves as part of the lesson plan.
7th July 2014, 11:59 AM #3
Another one is zpanelcp.com. Can be installed locally as well so at least you won't be worrying about Joe Public seeing what they're producing.
Originally Posted by danbuntu
7th July 2014, 12:05 PM #4
Install CPanel on an old server/PC if it's going to be a permanent thing? I'm thinking they may offer an educational discount, but honestly have no idea if they do.
Failing that, can't you bodge something together with SQL lite, filezilla and apache?
Last edited by gtg93; 7th July 2014 at 12:10 PM.
7th July 2014, 01:04 PM #5
cPanel is free for a lifetime edu license
(Although they may charge a token administrative fee of about £20 for setting up)
7th July 2014, 01:51 PM #6
PHP/MySQL on an internal Windows server is an afternoon's work, honest guv: Installing a PHP/MySQL Development Server for students on Windows Server 2012 - Part1 - Blogs - EduGeek.net & Installing a PHP/MySQL Development Server for students on Windows Server 2012 - Part2 - Blogs - EduGeek.net
We used to use off-site hosting for KS5 but it was too much of a pain getting kids to FTP and dealing with concurrent connections and getting access to files for staff... with an onsite server, it's mapped to relevant users as a K drive, they work on the files as normal through Windows Explorer, then go to http://php/year/user/ to view their files. Couldn't be easier for them.
WordPress, I would imagine, won't take too much longer - it's in the Web Platform Installer alongside MySQL and PHP.
7th July 2014, 02:30 PM #7
Thanks to @sonofsanta we have this set up and has been working well for quite some time now.
Originally Posted by sonofsanta
7th July 2014, 02:36 PM #8
Brings a lump to my throat, it does.
Originally Posted by fiza
No seriously, it's ace. I finally contributed something useful beyond sarcasm and poor Photoshops!
8th July 2014, 11:55 AM #9
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