a local school class would like to implement some real life scenario into their courses. so they asked me if I could help them achieve the following scenario:
I give them hosting for one domain and they want each of their students (lets assume its 30) ftp access, one DB, i.e. 30MB space and a certain ammount of traffic, so each student could/should be able to build his own website in the form of: user01.domain.com user2.domain.com, etc.
The teacher is going to work with them and tutor them, I just need to make sure the server is prepared for this.
now how could I do this? do I really need a separate website for each subdomain?
can I use wildcard DNS setting on their side, aka let their current hoster set up domain.com and www.domain.com
on their current host and then add a wildcard DNS entry so all other subdomains get redirected to my server - this way they coudl continue running their current schoolwebsite without moving around or any other problems.
can I get some feedback on how to do this?
I know it would be easieast to jsut set up 30 users for one domain and then let all of them acces their sites like this: domain.com/~username, right? that just does a little clumsy, but what woudl be the advantages / disadvantages ?