Server: www.gmu.edu

The www.gmu.edu server, also referred to as Jiju, is the primary Mason web server. It is part of the Mason Cluster.

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Available Software

Software Notes

  • Users are responsible for debugging their own PHP and Perl scripts.
  • Run chmod 755 on Perl scripts to make them executable.
  • WordPress, joomla, drupal installation is NOT allowed on this server

Relevant HOWTO Guides

Quota

  • Quota limits are enforced on this server
  • Quota defaults are 200 MB for schools, centers, and departments and 100 MB for organizations
  • If you are over quota on the server you will not be able to upload new or changed files. If you do try to upload it is possible to upload a 0KB file in place of your actual content. Please clean your website of any files that are not needed on your site. DO NOT archive old versions of files, these should be stored somewhere on your local computer, if needed.
  • You will receive an email notice when your group is approaching quota.
  • Special exceptions can be made, but we will require the site is cleaned before granting an exception. Email the webmaster to request an exception, include the file path of your directory and reason for increase.

Change of Directory Ownership

If you need to change the ownership of your directory on www.gmu.edu, the current owner of the directory must send an email from the owner’s George Mason account to webmaster@gmu.edu. In the email, please state that you are requesting the change of ownership of your directory on www.gmu.edu, give the full directory path or web address, and list the new owner’s name and George Mason email address.

Creating a Group for a Directory

Creating a group for a directory will allow more than one person to update or add files to the directory. If you need a group created for your directory on www.gmu.edu, the owner of the directory must send an email from the owner’s George Mason account to webmaster@gmu.edu. In the email, please state that you are requesting a group be created for your directory on www.gmu.edu, give the full directory path or web address, and list all names and George Mason email addresses to be included in the group.

Changing Group Membership

If you need to change the group membership for your directory on www.gmu.edu, the owner of the directory must send an email from the owner’s George Mason account to webmaster@gmu.edu. In the email, please state that you are requesting a change of group membership for your directory on www.gmu.edu, give the full directory path or address, the group name, and list all names and George Mason email addresses to be added and/or removed from the group.

Last Updated: September 26, 2016