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UCLKS Web

  1. 1. UCLKS Web System Aug 21, 2011 Soo-Hyun Choi soohyun.choi@cl.cam.ac.uk s.choi@cs.ucl.ac.uk
  2. 2. What You Will Learn• How to manage UCLKS.COM Web Boards• How to manage UCL Mailing List• How to maintain UCLKS.COM Homepage• How to upgrade UCLKS.COM Homepage
  3. 3. History• Funding – David Kiwoong Kim raised funding for UCLKS homepage• Launching – Ho Bae launched UCLKS.COM in 2006• Managing – Soo-Hyun Choi has been managing UCLKS.COM and mailing list since its inception
  4. 4. Brief Overview• UCLKS Web is comprised of two different systems – Homepage, that is UCLKS.COM – Mailing List, that is UCLKOREANS@GOOGLEGROUPS.COM – E-mail Service, that is MAIL.UCLKS.COM• Homepage (UCLKS.COM) is hosted at OPENCOM.COM – It is a hosting company, so we need to pay them annually.• Mailing List (including E-mail) utilises the GoogleApps (free!) – Google’s one of many services
  5. 5. Simple Diagram Mailing List Homepage E-Mail Service FTP URL ShortnerVarious Boards DB Etc
  6. 6. UCLKS.COMBASIC INFORMATION
  7. 7. Hosting Information• Company Name – OPENCOM – URL: http://www.opencom.com/ – ID: <ask-if-you-want-this-info> – PW: <ask-if-you-want-this-info>• Contact Information – T: 1544-4256 – E: webmaster@opencom.com – F: 02-6442-5411• We are using the Windows NT hosting w/ MS-SQL – Annual Hosting Price = 140,000 KRW as of now (Aug 2011)
  8. 8. UCLKS.COM Admin Logins• Admin Page – <ask-if-you-want-this-info>• Master User (Privileged User ID) – ID: <ask-if-you-want-this-info> – PW: <ask-if-you-want-this-info>• Webmaster – ID: <ask-if-you-want-this-info> – PW: <ask-if-you-want-this-info>
  9. 9. GoogleAppsBASIC INFORMATION
  10. 10. GoogleApps• What is it? – Simply, Google provides various useful services to social communities for free! – These include E-mail, Calendar, Docs, Chats, Blog, Mailing list, URL shortner, etc etc – It is exactly the same as the normal Google services, but tailored to a community, for example. • e.g.,) E-mail: http://mail.uclks.com/
  11. 11. Examples• E-Mail – mail.uclks.com• News – news.uclks.com• Docs – docs.uclks.com• Calendar – calendar.uclks.com• Sites – sites.uclks.com• Start – start.uclks.com• Short Link – link.uclks.com• Moderator – moderator.uclks.com N.B.) I’m not going to cover how I have created those services in this PPT slide. 
  12. 12. Now, let’s create your own UCLKS.COM account
  13. 13. Join UCLKS mailing list• go to http://groups.google.com/group/ucl-koreans• Join the mailing list – using your existing email address AND uclks.com address
  14. 14. Aliasesyour-real-email-addresses webmaster’s-email-addresses alumni-manager’s-email- addresses
  15. 15. Practical ExamplesMANAGING UCLKS.COM
  16. 16. UCLKS.COM Homepage <management-url-hidden>• President – User management• Webmaster – Announcement, mainlyUnfortunately, UCLKS.COM web boards do NOT support HTML tags: a big shortcoming
  17. 17. What?? We cannot produce this! = Ugly
  18. 18. news.uclks.com Announcement Board news.uclks.com UK Alumni PartyVisit the following linkfor the details –http://news.uclks.com/home/ukalumniparty✔ webmaster login ✔ GoogleApps login
  19. 19. how to edit news.uclks.com• It is the Google Site service• Need to login using GoogleApps account
  20. 20. Managing UCLKS Mailing List• Essentially, it is the GoogleGroups service• Need to login using GoogleApps account
  21. 21. Upgrade UCLKS.COM?HOW TO UPGRADE UCLKS.COM
  22. 22. Issues• A BIG BIG concern is how to migrate the existing User’s DB, i.e., user’s login information – They are stored on an MS-SQL database system instead of MySQL, a more popular DBMS.• Various Boards – We are not using the ZeroBoard, a very flexible board platform.• Hosting fees – Linux hosting is more expensive than Windows NT system.

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