Student web space can be requested at any time provided that you have a valid student account. Your space will remain active as long as you are still registered in our systems as an active student.
Student web space will be purged once a year during the summer break. If your account is no longer flagged as an active student, your site will automatically be removed.
Technology Systems and Services does not support hosting personal domain names for student web space.
Your web space if for uploading personal web content only. You are not allowed to use this space to host any of the following:
- Illegal software
- Copyrighted materials (Music, Videos, Movies, etc)
- Malicious software/scripts
Due to security issues, Technology Systems and Services prohibits the use of Wordpress on MICA servers. We find that once set up, these sites often are not updated properly and become the target of malicious attacks that compromise the security of the entire server.
If Technology Systems and Services is informed of or finds any issues with the above, your student web site may be removed without warning.
Scripted Web Sites
The student web server supports PHP scripting for websites. This allows you to build complex websites using the PHP language, or upload pre-made content systems (like Indexhibit) as long as they're approved.
Many content management systems (CMS) require the use of a dedicated MySQL database to function.
Databases are not created automatically and must be requested. You can request this at the time of your web space creation by contacting the Help Desk directly either online, by email, or by phone. If you already have web space, and need the database created, you will need to contact the Help Desk online, by email, or by Phone 410-225-2201.