This FAQ was last modified on: Friday, July 15, 2016 08:06am
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.
This FAQ was last modified on: Friday, July 15, 2016 02:21pm
FTP is an insecure protocol and is disabled on the OIT WebHosting Service. However, users can still use SCP (secure copy) and SFTP (secure-FTP) to transfer files.
You will need to know your the GT WebHosting Account and password for the site you want to access. This account name is unique for each site and can be managed via your site's control panel (via http://hosting.gatech.edu).
This FAQ was last modified on: Wednesday, September 7, 2016 03:33pm
To connect to the webhostingservice, simply visit http://hosting.gatech.edu. If you are not using a wired campus connection, then you will need to utilize the Georgia Tech VPN to complete your connection to your site. hosting.gatech.edu will show your site, but without a VPN connection you will experience a page timeout when you try to browse to the site manager.
This FAQ was last modified on: Thursday, February 11, 2016 01:38pm
Georgia Tech uses the Central Authentication System (CAS) to provide a centrally managed, single sign-on solution for campus web applications. WebHosting has integrated CAS support into the basic server configuration, which allows you to use CAS to restrict access to authenticated Georgia Tech users.
This FAQ was last modified on: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 11:54am
Previously on Metro (the old hosting server), the method for telling the web server what file types to have PHP handle, was the AddType directive.Since WebHosting uses FastCGI instead of mod_php, this directive has changed.
This FAQ was last modified on: Thursday, September 1, 2016 12:34pm
If you would like to protect a subdirectory with a username and password that you supply rather than using the CAS authentication method you have two choices. The first is to use the Password Protected Directories part of the control panel. The other is to use the standard .htaccess method that most web admins are already aware of.