UW Information Technology provides a suite of shared web servers for use by the UW community.
Activating UW Shared Web Hosting
Students, faculty, staff, departments, and courses are eligible to use the UW Shared Web Hosting servers. Activation of an account is required to begin.
Find out the location of your website.
Moving Files using Secure FTP
Use a file transfer client such as FileZilla to transfer files between your local computer and your website.
Connect to a server using SSH
Open a remote terminal session to the web publishing environment using SSH.
Web Development Environments
The web development environments provide advanced functionality, including cron jobs, MySQL servers, and the ability to host your own applications. These are frequently referred to as “ovid” or “vergil.”
Sign up for mailing lists to be notified of server upgrades, outages, and scheduled downtime; lists are also available for WordPress and Drupal users to share and collaborate best practices.
Installing and Using MySQL
Learn more about the MySQL database server, and how to install it on your Shared Web Hosting account. Also find out more about phpMyAdmin, administrating your databases, and maintenance.
Find out how to protect your website using NetID authentication, or simply by leveraging the basic password protection built into the server.
WordPress is a wildly popular content management and blogging system. Learn about how to install it on the Shared Web Hosting, where to find Husky themes, and other tips for getting started.
Offering advanced content creation and ultimate flexibility, Drupal powers many websites across campus. Find out about how to install it on the Shared Web Hosting, connecting with your peers, and the UW Drupal Theme.
Web Publishing File Backups
Shared Web Hosting files are backed up regularly.
URL Forwarding and URL Masking Services
Associate a custom domain name (e.g. www.domain.org or www.domain.uw.edu) with your website in order to advertise a short, relevant Web address, and make your site appear at this new location.
Learn about where to find error logs and fix common issues.