Here are all the technical details that, in our experience, you may
need to know when setting up your web sites, e-mail services, web design tools, etc.
Standard Web Server specifications:
- Windows 2003 Server (with latest service pack)
- IIS v6 (with all current security updates)
- FrontPage Server Extensions
- Microsoft SQL Server v7 (with latest service pack)
- Microsoft Jet/ODBC v4
- ActivePerl v5.22 (with most recent updates)
- Web server: (see your Hosting Account info pack)
- Web SMTP server: mailhost.justspace.com
- Tim Clark
- Leon Mitchell
- Steven Vallis
- Peter Clark
Our servers support ASP Scripts written in VBScript, Jscript and PerlScript, the server default is VBScript. In order for the server to parse the file as an ASP script it must have the extension .asp. Your default pages can be called index.asp or default.asp.
All ASP components included as standard with IIS 6 including CDOSYS are available. In addition, the following components are also available:
If you would like additional commercially available components registered on your server we can normally meet this requirement provided you reimburse or contribute to any licensing costs incurred and we feel that the component will benefit other users, please contact us for more information.
Components written by yourself cannot be installed on the server.
Debugging ASP scripts
Our servers are configured to send detailed error messages to the browser window, these error messages can be used to identify errors in your ASP code. In order to see these error messages you may need to turn off your web browser's internal error handling. For example, in Internet Explorer, this can be accomplished via the Advanced tab of the Internet Options menu.
What you're not allowed to run
Please note that chat/IRC, web proxy and mailing list scripts are not allowed on our network under any circumstances.
Any of the system administrators can be contacted during office hours using our usual office telephone number. Out of hours, there is an answering machine on which you can leave non-urgent messages. If a faster response is required out of hours, send an e-mail message (describing the problem you've encountered) to the system administrators: firstname.lastname@example.org.