We're wanting to be able to offer students a basic web development environment for anyone who's interested, but I'm having trouble finding a good solution for something like this.
We currently have an old Windows Server machine that hosts outdated versions of PHP and MySQL, but are looking to provide a higher level of service. I suppose ideally, I'd want the system to:
- Run PHP (more?).
- Offer MySQL databases.
- FTP (and/or SFTP) access.
- Included automated account creation/management ability (SSO, API).
- Hosted and managed off-site.
- No maintenance required.
- Latest versions always available.
We've recently switched to Google Apps and feel like we'd prefer something like a "GoDaddy Apps" model. I could be wrong, though. What are other colleges / universities doing to address this need?