Editing Departmental Web Pages

ECS supports a variety of mechanisms for updating departmental web sites. Content contributors can use Windows, OS X or Linux, and they can make updates from on-campus or make updates remotely from off-campus. Static websites may be built with HTML, and dynamic web sites may developed with PHP and MySQL databases.

Departmental web content can be updated via access to a network share from Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux through easy-to-use methods.

Request a new Departmental Web Site
To request a new departmental web site, please create a Help Desk Ticket.

Finding the Path to Your Web site
Your departmental web site’s content is accessible on a network share, and a variety of access methods are available. The path to your web site is based on it’s URL using the CIFS server files.engr.uconn.edu or the SFTP server icarus.engr.uconn.edu.

For instance, if you are using Windows from on-campus, and you are the editor for the website http://www.engr.uconn.edu/, you will be able to update the content of your website by updating the contents of the UNC Path \\files.engr.uconn.edu\dept_web\www.engr.uconn.edu. Similarly the path to http://www.bme.uconn.edu/sendes/Spring11/Team2 is\\files.engr.uconn.edu\dept_web\www.bme.uconn.edu\sendes\Spring11\Team2\.

Similarly, if you are using SFTP, and you are the editor for the website http://www.engr.uconn.edu/, you can sftp to the servericarus.engr.uconn.edu and update your web content by modifying files in the directory /share/dept_web/www.engr.uconn.edu/.

You may want to use different options if you are on-campus or off-campus. If you are more comfortable with on-campus options, you can always use them through the UITS VPN.

If you do not know the URL of your website or you cannot find the UNC Path or the SFTP path, please contact the ECS Helpdesk at help@engr.uconn.edu.

Editing Your Departmental Website

Your System ECS Recommendation Other Options
Windows From SoE Network: Updating your Web Space with Windows Drive Mapping
Remote: Updating your Web Space with WinSCP
FTP access (allowed but not recommended)

Mac OS X (all versions) From SoE Network: Updating your Web Space with CIFS
Remote: Updating your Web Space with Fugu
Updating your Web Space with Command line
Linux Ubuntu GUI: Updating your Web Space with Ubuntu File Browser Updating your Web Space with Command line