Computing & Information Services provides all staff and students with the facility to create their own personal web pages using the public_html folder in their personal (J :drive ). These sites sit outside of the Content Management System (CMS) but are under the same, www.dur.ac.uk, domain.
In the summer of 2012, personal web pages will be relocated to a dedicated domain or area, known as community.dur.ac.uk, which will:
- Improve security by creating a clear logical and physical separation of the main University website from personal web pages
- Create a new and vibrant home for personal and non-personal web pages - a new community!
- Clearly demarcate the ‘corporate' web content, hosted in the CMS, from personally managed websites
Lay the foundations for a new and improved infrastructure for the University website
If you manage a personal web page
This change will only affect those of you who maintain a personal or group website (see Web Publishing if you're not sure). CIS will manage the relocation and we anticipate very few issues for web authors as in the majority of cases the pages will simply move over with no action required.
To limit any impact, the community.dur.ac.uk url will be in place for about 6 months prior to full switch over, to enable authors to check their sites and CIS will be on hand to help with any issues.
Following the ‘switch over', a redirect will be put in place to automatically send people accessing the old "www.dur.ac.uk/username" link to the new "community.dur.ac.uk/username", though this will be phased out over time so authors will need to update anything that points to the old link.
More information, including an FAQ on potential issues to look out for will follow on these pages.