If you ever had a project where it was necessary to have a support system for the project, so that you could record all user inquiries and provide help, then a having a ticketing system is a must. OSTicket is a widely-used open source support ticket system. In this guide we will show how to install OSTicket in your home directory and host it on CS servers.
These days its hard to find someone who have not used or know about Wikipedia, the vast storehouse of online knowledge. Wikipedia is a website whose users can add, modify or delete its content via browser. This means that thousands of people, both experts and amateurs contribute to creation of contents on wikipedia.
But if you have only heard wiki in context of wikipedia, then you are missing out. There are thousands of wikis on the internet, some of the specialized. For example there is a Star Wars wiki. In fact, there are so many wikis that there is a wiki that just contains the list of other wikis! The truth is that wikis have become a way of collaboration among users. So if you ever wanted to collaborate on a certain topic with a group of friends or fellow students, you can easily create a wiki.
So you are enrolled into CS program, and you want to share your experience and new cool things you learn everyday in class with the world, but you don’t have a blog and don’t want to spend money on hosting it. Well you can host your blog on CS Servers for free!
All enrolled students get an account on CS servers, which they can access by ssh/ftp. You can host your blog on CS servers and which will be accessible at http://cs.wmich.edu/~yourBroncoId/yourBlogName.
To run your blog you need a CMS such as WordPress.Installing WordPress is a simple process that takes less than five minutes to complete. In this installation tutorial, we will show you how to install WordPress on your CS home directory.