web publishing


Mac OS X has a built-in SSH client called Terminal which can be used to connect to remote servers. By default, Terminal.app is located in Applications > Utilities folder. Double-click on the icon to start the client.

Using Terminal for SSH

At the prompt type:

ssh NetID@hostname

​where NetID is your UIC NetID and hostname is the hostname of the server you are trying to connect to. For example, if user example1 wants to connect to tigger.uic.edu, she would type:

For web and media publishing needs, choose from personal or group and departmental web publishing options on *people.uic.edu*, *webhost.uic.edu* or *publish.uic.edu*.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, IT

Google Sites allow you to create Web sites to share information with your choice of people.

SSH (Secure Shell) and SFTP are two network protocols used for secure exchange of data between a local and remote computer. To use either SSH or SFTP to connect to a remote server, download SecureFX and SecureCRT from the WebStore (free to members of the UIC community).  

Request a website for a campus unit or lab

Use this form to request disk space for a website for a department, lab, group, or campus unit. One person will "own" (in the Unix sense) the directory, but additional people may be granted permission to edit the files. All of the people designated to work with department files must have personal accounts on the ACCC's tigger Unix server (if the listed.

If a department, student organization, or other official Web page has a URL that begins with http://www.uic.edu/depts/ then the page is stored on tigger.uic.edu, in a directory that begins with:


There is a Web service whose purpose is to authenticate the end user (either by IP address or Bluestem id), check an authorization list, and supply the Web page if approved. All you have to do to use it is set up a configuration file that contains the authorization list.

If you haven't already, first activate your people.uic.edu site. Use the following settings to connect to your account with an SSH client: 

The configuration file is defined by a set of tags, similar to HTML tags. User input from submitting the form is available in variables.


Suppose you have a text input field in your original HTML form:

If you haven't already, activate your site. Use the following settings to connect to people.uic.edu using SFTP. Below you will find instructions for Windows and Mac SFTP clients.

Server-side includes (SSI) are partway between static HTML files and CGI scripts. A server-side include file looks like HTML; and, in fact, it is. But it also contains some directives inside comments.

Departments, campus organizations and research lab groups have several options to choose from for web hosting needs.

Activate your site, if you haven't already done so. No additional software is needed to map your people.uic.edu account as a network share, but if you are connecting from an off-campus location you will need to connect to the UIC Virtual Private Network (VPN) first. 


To map your account start by right-clicking on your Desktop. Select New then Shortcut. In the dialog, type in \\people.uic.edu\NetID (use your own UIC NetID) in the location field. Click Next.

We have several options available for publishing personal content by faculty, students, and staff at UIC. 

Redirection of web pages can be done in several ways, depending on your website structure and the target location.

PHP 5.2.5 is available on Tigger (www.uic.edu) Icarus (www2.uic.edu). Check enabled PHP modules on Tigger. PHP must be executed via codewrap.

This page answers general questions about Web security, and lists the ways one can limit access to particular Web pages at UIC.

Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools are two useful suites of tools that allow you to analyze website traffic, spot trends, identify

A favicon is a small icon that displays at the top of a web browser to identify a page as part of a particular website or group of websites.You can add the UIC favicon to your Google site so that it identifies your site as part of UIC.

Use the following settings to connect to webhost.uic.edu using SFTP. Below you will find instructions for Windows and Mac SFTP clients.


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