Managing Personal Websites

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The basics

There are numerous resources available for faculty, staff, students, and other UW-Platteville stakeholders who wish to publish personal web pages at no cost, including the following:

J Drive

To manage a personal website on your J drive, create a subdirectory (folder) in your J drive. Name the subdirectory public_html so that the web server can find it. Then all files in that subdirectory will be accessible at http://www.uwplatt.edu/~username/ (where "username" is your NetID), including HTML files, image files, JavaScript files, etc. Make sure the HTML file for your home page is named index.html so that the web server knows it is the default page.

More Details

If you're logged in on a UW-Platteville PC:

  • Open up "My Computer."
  • Open up the J: drive.
  • Create a new subdirectory (folder). Name the new subdirectory public_html so that the web server can find it.
  • Save your HTML files, images files, and other web resources, in the public_html subdirectory.
  • Make sure the HTML file for your home page is named index.html so that the web server knows it is the default page.

If you're not using a UW-Platteville PC, or you're using a Mac:

  • Use SFTP or AFP to open the user1 server.
  • Create a subdirectory (folder) in your username subdirectory (where "username" is your NetID). Name the new subdirectory public_html so that the web server can find it.
  • Transfer your HTML files, images files, and other web resources, to the public_html subdirectory.

Access your Home Page

Just go to http://www.uwplatt.edu/~username (where "username" is your NetID). By default, the index.html file in your public_html subdirectory will be served to your web browser. If you specify additional path information, like http://www.uwplatt.edu/~username/page2.html, the web server will serve a different page to your web browser—page2.html in this example.

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Web: Contact Information

Contact Information

For web development assistance, contact one of the following campus resources depending on your needs.

Web content updates

ITS Web Development Staff
Tel: 608.342.1444
E-mail: web@uwplatt.edu
Office: 403 Karrmann
Hours: M-F, 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

John A. Vieth, Web Developer
Information Technology Services (ITS)
Tel: 608.342.6175
E-mail: viethj@uwplatt.edu
Office: 442 Karrmann

Website transition Project

Paul Erickson, Director
University Information and Communications
Tel: 608.342.1194
E-mail: ericksop@uwplatt.edu
Office: Brigham (Lower Level)

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