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Server Options

Publishers at UT Austin can publish from the following servers:

Web Central Server

Web Central is the central server on campus. It runs on a UNIX machine managed by the ITS UNIX group.

Any research center, academic department or administrative unit at UT Austin is welcomed to publish from Web Central. To request a publishing directory on the Web Central server, complete this form (requires UT EID). You will receive confirmation, along with instructions on how to access the directory, within two work days. You will own and manage this directory.

Additionally, UT Austin individuals are welcomed to publish from several ITS satellite servers. Instructions for each group are below.

Web Central Test Server

This server is available to departmental publishers for use as a test machine for Web Central. All of Web Central is not mirrored on this test server, however, all files used by the second level templates are available.

To request a publishing directory on the test server, complete this form (requires UT EID). You will receive confirmation, along with instructions on how to access the directory, within two work days. You will own and manage this directory.

Once you have finished testing you can contact us for assistance in moving files from your test server directory to your Web Central directory.

Departmental Server

Publishing from a departmental server is generally reserved for members of that department. For information on rules and procedures, contact the manager of your departmental server. To have a departmental server added to a Web Central page, complete the appropriate form.

Webspace

Webspace is the newest file storage and web publishing service on campus.

Webspace is available for use by students, faculty and staff.

Personal Server

If you plan to use your own computer to publish, it must be directly connected to the Internet and must have server software installed on it. Installing Web server software on Macintosh or Windows machines is fairly easy.

Academic departments and administrative units that decide on this option should dedicate the machine to function solely as a server. The machine should not be used for other purposes. Once you have your server up and running, complete the appropriate form to request to be added to UT Austin Web Central.

Note: SLIP- and PPP-connected machines (or any other connection that uses dynamic IP addresses) do not work well as permanent Web servers. When you connect to the Internet via SLIP, your machine is assigned a temporary IP address. Since IP addresses are part of the URL (address) of your home page, your URL changes each time you connect via SLIP. This makes using such a machine impractical.



  Updated 2012 September 17
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