When a new site is created, a default set of directories is created to host your site. Theses directories include:
Some or all of these directories will be available when you log in to
access.nsms.ox.ac.uk under a directory named after the primary site name. For instance, if you asked for a site with the primary name of www.unit.ox.ac.uk, then as you login you will see in your home directory:
and then underneath this
Note that the document root for the site is the
htdocs directory, and files placed outside of this will not be directly accessible over the internet.
We have implemented the storage bands as quotas; each band has a quota set, but you can briefly go over these limits for short periods of time. Note that once you go over your limit by too much or for too long, then you will not be able to create new files or directories. If you are over your limit you can either remove files or directories, or ask to go up to the next storage band.
We are working on implementing quota warnings to warn the site owner when the site is approaching the limits.
Each website is associated with an underlying username for that site, and all executable content is run as this user. All files associated with the web site are owned by this user, so it should not be necessary to change the permissions on any files to make them readable or writable. Static files (i.e. images and stylesheets) need to be readable by any user so that the web server itself can read the files (as it is only executables that run as the site user).
As noted above, the
home directory is outside of the document root, and so may be a good place to store files that should not be directly accessible via the internet. This site
home directory is included within the website storage quota, and is different to your personal home directory on
We use the University wide HFS backup service to backup your site; this includes the on-disk files and any databases that are associated with your site. Backups are run daily, 6 days out of 7, following the normal HFS scheduling. This backup includes the site directories; logs/ home/ htdocs/ cgi/ and cron/, but does not include any other added files or folders, these remain within your home directory on
Please contact us if you need files or directories from your site restored.