PersonalWebPages Page History

Personal Web pages are created automatically for members of staff and all students taking a Computing module or registered for a Computing degree. Replace *name* with the user's registered Newcastle e-mail name in lower case.

  •*name* (Web, https is not supported)
  • \\\homepages.cs\*name* (Windows on-campus only)
  • /ncl/homepages.cs/*name* (Linux)

To update from off campus, connect to the Linux timeshare service via SFTP to

There is a separate arrangement for Team projects.

These pages will be removed soon after you cease to be a student or member of staff in Computing, so should not be used for long-lived pages referred to in published papers.


PHP is supported. PHP scripts are granted restricted access to only the user's personal space and selected system directories. The flag register-globals is false which means that variables declared in web forms are not automatically made into global variables in your PHP script. This may differ from some early tutorials for PHP.

Server logs

If you are developing PHP and need access to the server logs, these are exported as follows. In all cases, the logs are stored in sub-directories named after the year and week number.

  • /ncl/homepages.log (Linux)
  • cifs:// (Mac)
  • \\\homepages.log (Windows)


MySQL is also supported - see Databases.

Central NUIT offer similar facilities, see [].

Last edited by Chris Ritson