Can I get my own web hostname?
All CSE accounts get an automatic virtual hostname on our web servers: https://username.web.cse.unsw.edu.au/
for example, https://z1234567.web.cse.unsw.edu.au/ redirects to https://cgi.cse.unsw.edu.au/~z1234567/
It runs on the CGI servers, so you can put PHP and other CGI Scripts there.
To be clear, this isn't a full virtualhost - you can't run an appserver this way, for instance - but it does give you prettier URLs for hosted content.
Redirecting web requests
- If you're POST forms, then you will need to make sure that the form uses the right domain name - POST data is lost on redirect
- If you're using HTTPS, you need to change http to https.
How does it work?
See the mod rewrite docs