Vhosts: Editing

Editing your vhost

There are many ways of editing your CAE-hosted website. They include accessing the files by one of these methods:

  • SMB (Windows/Mac): \\webedit.cae.wisc.edu\something.engr.wisc.edu
    The process for editing the website from a windows machine is the following:
    Open Explorer (My Computer), and at the top you will see "map network drive". Clicking on that will give you a box to enter an address. Paste the string (with "something.engr.wisc.edu" replaced with the actual website url):
    \\webedit.cae.wisc.edu\something.engr.wisc.edu
    You can then select a letter for the share (any will do). The share will now show up under "My Computer".
    NOTE:There is a 5 minute delay between the creation of a vhost and the creation of it's SMB share.
  • SFTP: user@webedit.cae.wisc.edu:/home/vhosts/something.engr.wisc.edu
  • Unix: From any CAE Unix machine, navigate to: /home/vhosts/something.engr.wisc.edu.

Once you are in the directory, placing files into the html/ folder will make them accessible on the web. Naming a file index.html will by default set that as the home page that is accessed by typing in the web address.


Note: In order to create or edit documents for a vhost, a user must be part of the associated group that owns and maintains the vhost pages. The group owner can add users to the group by selecting it in the Group Memberships section in My Account on the CAE website.

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Keywords:vhost vhosts edit change homepage virtual host website access map drive   Doc ID:6955
Owner:Brian K.Group:Computer-Aided Engineering
Created:2008-01-16 19:00 CDTUpdated:2015-01-26 10:26 CDT
Sites:Computer-Aided Engineering
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