For placing dynamic web pages on the University website, you should use the Sitebuilder web publishing tool, which provides a number of dynamic page types.
More information: What are page types?
If the University's supported web publishing tools are insufficient for your needs (for example, if you are installing an off-the-shelf system or are contracting a developer to develop a system from scratch) then you can contact the IT Services help desk for information on our offerings. In general these boil down to a few options:
- Using the existing supported web publishing tools alongside bespoke client-side development
- Managing and provisioning shared hosting from an external provider to provide support (e.g. for a PHP/MySQL environment)
- Provisioning a server managed by IT Services
To discuss which of these approaches may be most suitable, you should contact the IT Services help desk, providing:
- The purpose and scale of the system/application you are planning to host/develop - will it be a few small PHP pages, or an installed system with database?
- How long your system will be expected to run for, in terms of weeks, months, or indefinitely
- How robust your system needs to be - is it fulfilling a business-critical need, or would it simply be a minor inconvenience if it was unavailable for a short period of time?
- What technologies will your system/application need?
- Are you storing any personal or sensitive information in your application that would need to be kept in-house?
- How many users do you anticipate using your system/application? How much data would your application store?