From Campus Web Server Help
The UGA Webhosting Service is brought to you by EITS. It offers a hosting solution that meets the needs of typical organizations and departments.
For personal websites, we offer another service called MyWeb.
- Apache 2.0.46
- Perl 5.8.0 CGI
- Python 2.2.3 CGI
- PHP 4.3.2 and mod_php
- Virtual Hosting
- Server-Side Includes
- MySQL (you may, however, connect to a remote MySQL server)
- Programming Support
- Web Design Assistance
Requesting an Account Creation, Redirection or Removal
University-affiliated organizations and Departments may request space on the Campus Web Server. Account requestors should review the terms of service to ensure that they meet eligibility requirements.
Requests for deletion and removal of space should be made via e-mail to the EITS Helpdesk (email@example.com). First, download any content that you want to keep. Once the account is removed, your files will no longer be available on the server. Create a file called "deletemyaccount" in your home directory.
If you want to redirect visitors to a new site, see "Redirecting Visitors". Please also create a file called "redirectmyaccount" in your home directory. We will keep your redirect and account in place for one year.
Managing Site Content
- Logging Into Your Account - You may use SSH, SFTP, or FTPS clients, including openssh, Putty, Pscp, Dreamweaver, Fugu, Secure FTP, etc to securely manage your content
- Directory Structure- content will be in public_html, while scripts should remain in cgi-bin
- CGI Scripts - how get CGI scripts to work in your site
- Shell Basics - content is hosted on a Linux server; here are some basic commands for those who choose to use SSH
Do not assume that your content is secure! The UGA Webhosting servers a shared resource. Compromise of any account can affect tens of thousands of people. There are measures that will bolster security, though.
Also, as site maintainers change, please have the site maintainer registered in our system contact us to pass the torch.
- Safeguard Your Credentials - Do not leave your password lying around! Do not transmit the password via insecure channels (i.e. email, IM, etc)
- Change Your Password As Needed - Passwords will expire every 180 automatically
- Restrict Access to Your Pages - some pages should be limited to certain domains (i.e. anyone at uga.edu) or individuals
- Use Safe Coding Practices - have security in mind as you design your site; install security updates to third-party scripts
- File Permissions - ensure that files which should only be read by you are only read by you
Campus Web Server Tools
- Forms Using The uniform Script - use the program uniform.sh to have forms information mailed back to a specified address
- Guest Book - how to create a guest book for your site
- listsub Script - allows people to subscribe to discussion lists directly from a web form
Advertising Your Site
To have others find your site, search for appropriate locations on the main UGA web page and request a hyperlink to your page. If your page used to be hosted elsewehere, you may want to redirect users from your old site.
You'll probably also want to optimize your site for search engines. Google currently has the lion's share of the search market. So, it makes sense to optimize your site for Google. Usually, the same techniques will help your ranking in other engines, such as MSN and Yahoo.
These days, it's not enough to have a site. You'll want to know who your visitors are, which pages are most popular, and from where your traffic is referred.
There are many, many tools that can help you. So as not to offend or give undue bias, here's a link to a search of the phrase "web site statistics". Check out the top twenty listings, at least.
We do not give access to access nor error logs at this time. So, a web-based tracker is the way to go.
Terms of Service
Users of the Campus Web Service must abide by the terms of service.