East Kingdom Webminister Policies 2013 to East Kingdom Webminister Policies v 07012014
II. Requirements, b. Hosted sites:
i. The East Kingdom service provider maintains the server environment on which your site is stored. Hosting is available free of charge on the eastkingdom.org server for recognized local groups and all Kingdom Offices. This free hosting includes a sub‐domain name appropriate to your local group as group.eastkingdom.org or office as office.eastkingdom.org, direct FTP access, and a mail administration interface to moderate officer email accounts. For free hosting on the eastkingdom.org server, please open a Service Center ticket under “Request Webspace” to contact the Kingdom Webminister.
ii. It is required that recognized SCA websites be hosted on the East Kingdom server. This will ensure that a recognized website does not go down without notice or go stale should an individual member move or quit the group. This also allows the Office of the Webminister to assist in the support of the group website as needed. Administrative passwords for SCA Internet sites should never be kept by a single person. At a minimum, passwords should be accessible and/or maintained by the Kingdom Webminister and Kingdom Seneschal.
iii. The use of “vanity” website addresses will be allowed only if it re-directs/points to the official East Kingdom hosted site on the East Kingdom server. No duplicate information or storage off server can be allowed for ease of website support and legal reasons.
iv. Only recognized websites will be linked from the local groups’ page on the eastkingdom.org website (http://www.eastkingdom.org/branches.html). Local groups that do not have a recognized website will not be linked.
v. Households are not considered recognized entities under SCA, Inc. or East Kingdom Law and will not be hosted on the East Kingdom server.
vi. The website will also be backed up on a time line basis, meeting the requirement of perpetual accessibility should a failure in hardware, software or access happen to any site.
II. Requirements, c. Warranting
i. Once a local group has selected a Webminister that is acceptable to the group, the Webminister must apply to the Kingdom Webminister for a warrant. All local group Webministers with an official website must be warranted. Webministers at Large, Webministers for Kingdom Offices, Guilds hosted on the EK server and Royalty Webministers must also become warranted.
ii. Guilds not hosted on the East Kingdom server and Household Webministers do not have to be warranted, but can be for record keeping. Warrant does not grant access to the EK Server for off server sites.
III. Financial Responsibilities
d. The East Kingdom Webminister requires local groups and Kingdom Offices to use the free hosting services available at eastkingdom.org. This free hosting includes a sub‐domain name appropriate to your local group as group.eastkingdom.org or office as office.eastkingdom.org, direct FTP access, and a mail administration interface to moderate officer email accounts.
e. To set up your hosting at eastkingdom.org, please open a Support Center ticket under “Request Webspace” to contact the East Kingdom Webminister.