There is a lot behind the scenes to bring you the Mad River Local Schools website.
Status of our web server:
09:58:58 up 134 days, 5:34, 0 users, load average: 0.04, 0.03, 0.00
Our database server is running Microsoft SQL Server. Myrile is the only Windows 2000 server we have in our district, and it's sole purpose is to run the database.
We believe in using a web browser as a tool for delivering and sharing information. To that end, our helpdesk that can be found on our technology site is the actual helpdesk that we use daily. So is the district calendar. (The calendar is also present on our start page, only it will set the filter to only show you the building you are in (based on the IP address of the client you are coming from) by default.)
The various Staff Directories are generated from an LDAP query to one of our Novell eDirectory servers. This includes both the general purpose e-mail directory, and the building specific staff lists. This allows us to work smarter, not harder. We maintain the network directory constantly, and by doing so, we update the website at the same time.
Here's a couple photos of the server farm at the Central Office:
Interesting mix, eh?
The servers are (left to right): GW1 (main GroupWise server, also handles WebAccess), COFS1 (file and printer service for the Central Office, not a part of the website), Thunder (web server), Myrile (database server), LDAP1 (Dedicated LDAP Server), and one of the RS6ks used in the district.
Coral is on top, and is the fastest computer in the district (at the moment!). It runs theOne, which is our Intranet system. Rover is the bottom server, and it's our local Internet gateway and Internet logging server. (For more information on how this works, see our whitepaper on integrating Squid and eDirectory.)
If you have any questions about our web site setup, feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'll try to answer all questions as I am able and have time.