Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Personal Web Publishing

What Is This Service?

A personal web publishing account allows staff to publish and maintain their own personal websites to accommodate materials that are strictly personal which are not subject to the University's quality assurance procedures and policies. The account is created on the CSUSAP web server and allows you to publish html and cgi scripts.

Content that cannot be published includes information of a commercial nature, web pages you have been paid to create, illegal, offensive or copyrighted material.

What Is Included?

  • Creation and configuration of an account on the CSUSAP web server (upon application)
  • 20mb storage allocation for your web site on the CSUSAP web server
  • Secure Unix platform
  • CGI script capability (use cgi-bin to store all CGI scripts)
  • Ability to use Perl and Python CGI scripts
  • SSI (Server Side Includes) for .shtml
  • Ability to add your home page link to the pages list
  • FTP software is provided on all CSU staff computers

What should I expect?

Target availability of service 99% availability. 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week
Support hourshttp://www.csu.edu.au/division/dit/services/
Special access conditions Available to all staff. Account must be requested, it is not provided automatically
Significant incident response Up to 1 hour in 98% of cases for incidents affecting availability of service for all staff (this does not include incidents affecting individuals or a small subset of staff)
Significant Incident resolution Up to 1 business day in 98% of cases for incidents affecting availability of service for all staff (this does not include incidents affecting individuals or a small subset of staff)

Creation of an account on CSUSAP can take up to 5 business days so apply as early as possible to avoid inconvenience.

Once established your personal home page address (URL) will be http://csusap.csu.edu.au.au/~username eg a staff member with the username jblogg would have a personal home page address (URL) of http://csusap.csu.edu.au.au/~jblogg

How Do I Initiate This Service?

  • A personal web publishing account must be created before you can publish to the CSUSAP web server.
  • To request an account complete the personal web publishing request form.
  • To purchase Dreamweaver software complete the software order form and submit to the CSU Computer Shop (confirm pricing before ordering as it can change)
  • To access FTP software on your CSU staff computer go to Start, Programs, CSU Applications and select WS FTP

How Much Does It Cost?

Creation of personal web publishing accounts, installation, maintenance, provision of software, support and space on the CSUSAP web server are funded by the University and provided at no additional cost to staff.

Where Can I Find On Line Self Help or More Information?

Staff training is not available for the creation of personal websites on CSUSAP. Adobe provide video tutorials on their website to help you start using Dreamweaver.  If you have not created a website or used Dreamweaver before you should work through each of the tutorials to increase your knowledge and build your skills. Please ensure you are viewing the tutorials for the version that is installed on your computer.

How Do I Request Support For This Service?

If you have further questions or need technical assistance after checking the online resources contact the IT Service Desk