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Windows Web Publishing

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On Campus
  1. Make certain that you are logged in to your machine with your Knox e-mail user name and password.
  2. Navigate the the appropriate server on the College network.
    • Click the Start button.
    • Under Windows XP, click Run. Under Vista \ Windows 7 click in the search box directly above the Start button.
    • Type in the path for the appropriate server as noted below.
    • If prompted, enter your Knox username and e-mail password to access the server.

      Departments - Server: \\departments.knox.edu
      Departmental folders for campus departments, organizations and groups that actively share data through their accounts on campus and/or that have requested a Web account. Web content is housed in a public_html folder (or its equivalent) within each department, organization or group's individual folder. The contents of this public_html (or its equivalent) have the actual, live content and changes made within this directory are immediate to those viewing the directory from the Web.

      Facstaff - Server: \\facstaff.knox.edu
      This directory contains the home accounts for all faculty and staff members at Knox. A public_html folder is placed in the home account by Information Technology Services that will be used for all Web content. The contents of this public_html have the actual, live content and changes made within this directory are immediate to those viewing the directory from the Web.

      StudentXX - Server: \\student.knox.edu
      These directories contain the home accounts for all students who entered Knox in the fall of each year indicated by the final two digits. A public_html folder is placed in the home account by Information Technology Services that will be used for all Web content. The contents of this public_html have the actual, live content and changes made within this directory are immediate to those viewing the directory from the Web.

      All Other Directories & Files
      These are for administrative purposes only.
  3. Naviagte through the displayed folders to reach the desired folder.
  4. Once you have reached the appropriate folder, double click on it to view its contents. Scroll through the list of account folders until you find the one you are looking for. Double click on it to get to your Web content folder. It will be titled public_html unless you have been told otherwise by Information Technology Services when the account was created.
  5. You now are looking at your "live" Web content. Your initial page must be titled index.html. Directory browsing is not enabled so if there is no start page, browsers will need to know specific file names within your Web directory to view its content.
    You can place you Web content directly into this folder and have it viewable immediately on the Web. You are free to build the hierarachy any way that you wish. Remember, however, the more folders and subfolders you create, the more you will have to deal with elaborate paths for your links.
    One method to make linking pages a bit easier is to make sure to use relative links rather than full "http:" links. If you are unsure how to do this, please attend one of Information Technology Services' workshops on Web publishing or contact the Help Desk at extension 7700.
NOTE: Always copy (or cut) and paste when moving files or folders to or between any directories on the network. Failure to do so may result in files that are inaccessible or that prompt for password verification through the Web. Never replace the public_html folder (or its equivalent in departmental accounts). This folder has special permission set on it which will be lost if it is replaced.


Off Campus FTP

Follow the FTP Access directions to connect to your home account. Once connected, follow steps four through six outlined above.