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I work in a school and I'd like to set up a small webspace for several hundred students, maybe 5 Mb each, with MySQL and PHP enabled. These would be ...
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    Hundreds of websites on one server? Best way to go.


    I work in a school and I'd like to set up a small webspace for several hundred students, maybe 5 Mb each, with MySQL and PHP enabled. These would be for internal (Intranet) access only. They'd need to be able to upload using FTP. In effect I guess I'm trying to set myself up as a inschool ISP.
    I quite enjoy the challenge of getting things like this working, but I'd be grateful if anyone could point me in the right direction to get this setup.

    Many thanks

    Steve

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    do they all have a "home" type partition that gets mounted when they log on?

    You could do a similar solution to what my uni had.

    a Linux server, which stored all the files. and on that computer, run apache with the homedir stuff, such that going to:

    will, instead of going to the usual webroot, goto where you specify, which would probably be

    /home/username/public_html
    This means that the students dont need to ftp files to their webroot, simply copy to their users space on the webserver onto ~/public_html.

    If their documents are not stored on the same computer as the webserver, then a simoilar solution with ftp to ~/public_html should work out ok.

    Hope this explains reasonably.
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    Also another solutions is to create a portal:

    You create a website:

    http://websiteaddress/index.php

    When they want to create their own website you get this:

    http://websiteaddress/users/name/index.php where they can upload their webpage thru a upload facility.
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