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* The web folder that is served up by Apache is ''''/home/students/studentname/public_html''''.
 
* The web folder that is served up by Apache is ''''/home/students/studentname/public_html''''.
 
* The full web reference to the home web folder is therefore: <tt>http://students.ee.sun.ac.za/home/students/studentname/public_html</tt>
 
* The full web reference to the home web folder is therefore: <tt>http://students.ee.sun.ac.za/home/students/studentname/public_html</tt>
* Apache shortens the web folder path name using the tilde ''''~''''.
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* Apache references the web folder path name using the tilde '''''~'''''.
 
* Therefore the shortened reference is: http://students.ee.sun.ac.za/~studentname
 
* Therefore the shortened reference is: http://students.ee.sun.ac.za/~studentname
  

Revision as of 10:37, 10 December 2004

Guidelines

  • Students may apply for an account on the web server for academic purposes.
  • The web disk space available will be limited to 1 GB per student.
  • If the account is in-active for more than one year then the account will be closed.
  • This account also enables you to use Linux in the E&E undergraduate laboratories.

How to apply

  1. Send an e-mail form to Prof. W J Perold requesting a web account.
  2. Prof. W J Perold will then forward the e-mail to me, if approved.
  3. When approved details of your student web account will be sent to your e-mail address.

Publishing

Web Folder Location

Publishing using SSH

  • Connect to the web server as: ssh studentname@students.ee.sun.ac.za
  • Copy the web files to the 'public_html' folder.
  • Check that your SSH publishing software can specify a folder to copy the files to.

Publishing using FTP

  • Connect to the web server as: ftp studentname@students.ee.sun.ac.za
  • Copy the web files to the 'public_html' folder.
  • Check that your FTP publishing software can specify a folder to copy the files to.