Publishing to Webserve

Important:
On Webserve, PHP 7.1 will become the default version in spring 2018; however, PHP 5.6 will still be available until it is retired at the end of December 2018. For help specifying which version of PHP to use, see PHP server-side scripting language.

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Publishing

You should avoid distributing Indiana University passphrases if possible. For this reason, UITS recommends using the Siteshare service. Siteshare provides account owners with a way to grant access to IU users without distributing the passphrase. Not only does this improve security, but it will appear as if the web account was stored locally on your computer, permitting you to drag and drop files between your computer and your account. Publishing to Webserve includes creating an SSH client to connect to the Webserve and SFTP to move files across the server and the local machine. It can also include a one- stop solution such as Dreamweaver CS6.

Using Siteshare for publishing

Siteshare provides an alternative method of accessing your Webserve account by permitting you to map a network drive to the account. If you are not on the IU network, you will need to establish a VPN connection before using Siteshare. For more about setting up and using Siteshare, see Siteshare user guide for Webserve accounts.

Login information

If you are not using Siteshare to connect, then you will need to use the following information to connect to your Webserve account:

 Server/Host Name: webserve.iu.edu Username: account Password: the network passphrase for the Webserve account
  • Replace account with the name of your web account. For most accounts, the name of the account appears after the tilde (~) in the URL for that account.
  • If you have forgotten the passphrase for your Webserve account, see How do I reset my IU passphrase?
Note:
If you are connecting to your account from outside the IU Network, you must make a VPN connection in order to connect to Webserve.

Connecting to Webserve with SSH/STFP clients

UITS suggests the using the following clients:

  • Secure Shell (SSH): PuTTY for Windows, Terminal for MAC or Linux
  • SFTP: WinSCP for Windows, Cyberduck for MAC

From a Mac

From a PC

Editing content on Webserve

WCMS

It is common practice to host your content on IU's WCMS and then publish it to Webserve. This allows you to create, maintain and publish web content in an intuitive environment. For more about publishing to Webserve from the WCMS, see the WCMS site.

Dreamweaver

Dreamweaver is an application used by designers and developers who create websites and applications across multiple devices, browsers, etc. It has a code editor as well as a live view with standard features like code completion, syntax highlighting, and syntax checking. Additionally, Dreamweaver provides an intuitive interface for making and editing HTML websites. IU has a software agreement with Adobe that allows IU students, staff, and faculty to use Dreamweaver. For more, see How do I set up Dreamweaver CS6 to work with my Webserve account?

Unix

If you are comfortable with a Unix text editor, you may decide to edit your files directly on the web server rather than editing them on your workstation and uploading them to the server. The following text editors are available on Webserve:

  • nano
  • vi
  • vim
  • emacs

To edit a file using one of these editors:

  1. SSH to webserve.iu.edu.
  2. Use your account's name and passphrase to log in.
  3. Move to your www directory by typing cd www at the Unix prompt.
  4. To list the files in your www directory, type ls at the Unix prompt.
  5. To edit a file, type the name of the editor you wish to use, followed by the file you wish to edit. For example, to edit a file named index.html using the nano editor, you would type nano index.html.

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