What should I know about Custom Error Documents?

This FAQ was last modified on: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 09:43pm

Several sites use the standard ErrorDocument directive in .htaccess to specify your own custom formatted error documents (i.e. 404 Not Found, etc). The general Apache configuration all domains live under have a generic alias for /error to Apache's internal error documents. This means that you should not put your custom error documents under a directory called /error. Put there somewhere else such as "custerrordocs" in your httpdocs directory. Your .htaccess file would then look like this:

How do I configure Dreamweaver for WebHosting?

This FAQ was last modified on: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 09:28pm

Indiana University has a good FAQ on how to configure Dreamweaver to use SFTP. webHosting does not allow FTP of any kind so SFTP (and SCP) are the only methods for putting files on the server remotely.

After moving my site to WebHosting, why does a DNS record still point to metro?

This FAQ was last modified on: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 09:43pm
If your domain is used to send or receive e-mail or if it is a DNS zone, it cannot be directly associated with webHosting.
In this situation, an HTTP redirect will be required to ensure that requests for your domain go to a DNS address associated with the webHosting server. This redirect is hosted on metro which is why the DNS record for your domain still points there. This is not an optimal solution and OIT is working on allowing these domains to point to webHosting. Until that is set up, the metro redirect will remain in place.

How do I configure a web proxy to test my WebHosting site without switching DNS first?

This FAQ was last modified on: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 10:01pm

 To test your new webhosting content with out having to switch DNS first, we have provided a web proxy that will allow you to preview what your site will look like, before actually switching in DNS.

 This tutorial covers setting up the proxy under Firefox version 3.6. Older versions of Firefox and other browsers have a very similar proxy configuration, but the screens may be located in different places.  Mac versions of Firefox 3.6 and prior also have a slightly different location for these configuration options.


How do I request a development, test and production environment?

This FAQ was last modified on: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 10:50am

While OIT does not support site development, we do have a best practice on how to setup and configure your sites so you can easily switch between production, test and development instances.

What should I know about Georgia Tech's WebHosting service?

This FAQ was last modified on: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 02:27pm

OIT offers upgraded web-hosting resources for Georgia Tech departments, faculty members, and staff. The web-hosting project is modeled after services available from commercial web hosting providers. Georgia Tech Webhosting services run on a redundant cluster of Linux servers, running Apache with PHP5 capability. The servers are backed up on a regular basis for disaster recovery, so your data is always safe and secure.

How do I backup and restore my website?

This FAQ was last modified on: Monday, July 24, 2017 03:39pm

This is a brief overview of using the Parallels backup and restore process. 


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