How to access your vhost files to edit them
There are many ways of editing your CAE-hosted website. They include accessing the files by one of the following methods. Please note that in the below examples, you'll replace "something.engr.wisc.edu" with the web address of your VHost.
- SMB (Windows):
NOTE: Student Org sites use
The process for editing the website from a windows machine is the following:
Open Explorer (This PC), right click on This PC and select "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):
You can then select a drive letter for the share (any will do). The share will now show up under "This PC".
NOTE:There is a 5 minute delay between the creation of a vhost and the creation of it's SMB share.
- Unix: From any CAE Unix machine, navigate to:
To note, some departmental vhosts are not within the main /vhosts/ directory, so if you can't find your site in
/home/vhosts/, check the other directories in
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.