Rensselaer's central web servers host www.rpi.edu as well as many related and unrelated web sites provided by members of the campus community. To meet its functions of education, research, and administration, Rensselaer's web presence must maintain the highest standards of availability and performance. Because of this, server side scripting and application development is not allowed on the public web server. Development and deployment of applications and services not accomodated by Rensselaer's public web server require other arrangements.
If you are a student wishing to host your own web server, you will need to make a request to the hostmaster. Please refer to the ResNet Traffic - Firewall section of this website for more information.