Differences between Webserve and Mercury

Important:
On Webserve, the default version of PHP is 7.1; however, PHP 5.6 will still be available until it is retired at the end of December 2018. Webtest servers are already using PHP 7.1. For help specifying which version of PHP to use, see PHP server-side scripting language.

Webserve hosts departmental, faculty, course, and official student organization pages at Indiana University; see About Webserve accounts. Webserve hosts accounts on:

  • www.indiana.edu
  • www.iupui.edu
  • www.iun.edu
  • www.iuk.edu
  • www.iue.edu

Mercury hosts individual websites for faculty, staff, and students at pages.iu.edu; see Publish a web page at IU using Pages. Some student organizations and faculty members may also choose to publish their web pages on Mercury, as it is easy to create an account using an existing IU username and passphrase.

This table compares some of the features included in Webserve and Mercury:

Feature Webserve Mercury
Apache 2.0 1.3.39
Connecting to server SSH2, SFTP SSH2, SFTP
E-commerce Available Not available
MySQL 5.7 Not available
Perl 5.16 5.8.8
PHP 7.1 Not available
Python 2.7 2.5.1 in /usr/local/bin
Samba Available via Siteshare Not available
Text editors Emacs, nano, vi, vim Emacs, nano, vi, vim
Transform Available Not available
Virtual hostname Available Not available
Web usage reports Available Not available

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Last modified on 2018-11-28 12:10:50.

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