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 red.uic.edu.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, IT

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).  

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

Request a webhost site for a campus unit or lab

Use this form to request a webhost.uic.edu site for a department, lab, group, or campus unit. 

  • Each of the people authorized to work with the site will access it using their own UIC NetID and common password.
  • Departmental webmasters are automatically added as administrators of all sites owned by their department
  • Existing admin users need to use this tool to modify users of any site for which they have administrative access.

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.

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

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: 

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.

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

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.

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:

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

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

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

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.

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

Use the following settings to connect to your webhost.uic.edu account with an SSH client: 

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.


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