Creating and Publishing Web Pages on UW Shared Web Hosting
UW Information Technology provides a suite of Web servers for use by the UW community. This Web site provides an online manual for creating and publishing Web pages on these Web servers.
Find a Web server to host your Web site, create your initial home page, and learn about HTML and Web authoring tools.
Website URL Reference
Find the location of your website on this information page.
Web Development Reference
Find your web development host, learn about supported protocols, and more about these systems.
Web Training and Design Services
Learn about workshops and groups on-campus that can help create your website.
Web Publishing Mailing Lists
Sign up to receive announcements, service changes, and discuss web publishing with other developers at the University.
Adding UW Branding and Information to your Site
UW Web Design Templates, Guidelines, and other Tools Find information about UW Branding, Web Color Palettes, Alert Banners, and UW themes from UW marketing.
Popular Application Instructions
Choosing a Content Management System
Learn more about WordPress and Drupal and compare the pros and cons of each system.
Installing and Using MySQL
Install a MySQL server, required by many web applications and handy for building your own.
Install WordPress and start a blog (requires MySQL).
How to install Drupal on your UW Web Publishing account.
Customizing and Adding Features to your Website
Restricting and Controlling Access
Control who can access your Web pages using UW NetID authentication, basic password protection, or host-based restrictions. Encrypt information using SSL.
Track hits to your Web site. Determine what Web sites link to yours. Generate statistics and reports based on your personal log file data.
Using HTML Authoring Tools
Learn more about using common tools for creating and managing Web sites: Dreamweaver, GoLive, FrontPage, etc.
Redirecting Visitors to a New Location
How to redirect visitors to a new Web site location.
URL Forwarding and Masking Services
Associate a custom domain name (e.g. www.domain.org or www.domain.uw.edu) with your Web site in order to advertise a short, relevant Web address, and make your site appear at this new location.
Information about File Backups
Learn about the nightly tape backups made for this service, how long they're stored, and how to resture your files.
Server Side Includes
How to use SSI's on UW Web servers.
PHP Hypertext Preprocessor
The popular server-side scripting language is supported.
Troubleshooting Web Publishing
Learn how to find your website error messages and explore common problems and solutions.
Fixing and Setting Unix Permissions For Web Pages
Learn how to fix incorrect Unix permissions for Web pages.
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