The Apache PPWC environment

Web Services is pleased to announce the release of the new PPWC, 2017 edition. This is a service upgrade/lifecycle replacement for the previous generation of the PPWC offering newer versions of software, more processing power, and greater redundancy. Please visit the PPWC, 2017 edition page for a description of the differences. Existing PPWC web site owners/developers will be contacted to begin scheduling the migration to the new system.

The Primary Purdue Web Cluster (PPWC) environment is a Linux-based system running Apache HTTPD 2.4 with PHP 5.4. The production environment is clustered to minimize downtimes and there is a QA (quality assurance) environment to facilitate testing of site changes before they are migrated to production. There is a web-based deploy tool to provide more flexibility and control (you can easily deploy a partial site if you choose) as well as immediate feedback (your site is fully deployed before your web browser shows you a status page.)

Supported web development languages:

  • PHP
  • Perl
  • Python (v2.7 and v3.4)

Benefits of the PPWC Systems

  • flexible web-based deploy tool
  • “QA” tier to to mimicĀ  production environment for testing
  • clustered production environment

New to the PPWC?

Visit the PPWC Welcome Page.

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