How do I FTP my files to WebHosting? What account and password do I use?

This FAQ was last modified on: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 10:39am

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).

How do I connect to my new WebHosting site?

This FAQ was last modified on: Wednesday, September 7, 2016 03:33pm

To connect to the webhosting service, 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.

How can I use CAS to secure my website for on-campus access only?

This FAQ was last modified on: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 05:46pm

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.

How can I specify file types for PHP to handle?

This FAQ was last modified on: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 09:29pm

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.

How do I do BASICAuth using .htaccess and .htpasswd?

This FAQ was last modified on: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 10:28pm

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.

What are PHP include_path values?

This FAQ was last modified on: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 09:31pm

There are many circumstances where a domain administrator needs to tell PHP alternative locations for include files. The typical method for doing this is to include PHP directives in .htaccess files. We have preserved this method on webHosting using FastCGI and the htscanner Pear package. The location of important PHP add-ons such as PEAR packages are also stored in a different location.

How do I remove myself from WebHosting mailing lists?

This FAQ was last modified on: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 01:50pm

The webhosting lists are auto populated so you can't remove yourself or be manually removed. We send out emails to keep users informed about changes in webhosting and it is required to be on them as a webhosting owner or administrator. The only way to unsubscribe from the lists is to be removed as an owner or administrator for EVERY site in webhosting. If you’ve left Georgia Tech, most likely you weren’t auto removed as an owner/admin for a webhosting site and you should request to be removed.


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