Web hosting on pages.uoregon.edu


Faculty, staff, and students have their own personal web space at pages.uoregon.edu/<Duck ID>.

This space is for web pages, graphics, and document storage.


Uploading Files to Your Web Space

For one reason or another, you may want to access your pages.uoregon.edu/<Duck ID> web space here at the University of Oregon. For example, a teacher requires you to set up a website for an assignment, for personal use such as creating an online portfolio, or just wanting to be able to access some files anywhere.

To connect to your pages.uoregon.edu/<Duck ID> web space, see Uploading Files to Your Web Space.  The folder that contains your web space (and thus your documents, additional pages, images, or videos) is the public_html folder.

Shell Access

Shell access gives you access to your account through a terminal program. By enabling this option and logging in, you have UNIX access to your files. For help on logging in, see How to Log into Shell.  You do not need to enable shell access to create pages, but it can give you a number of additional development and debugging tools.

Web server logs are available in the /var/log/apache directory on the shell server.  These logs are:

Log file location Log file purpose
  • Records accesses to web pages.
  • You can use this log to see how often your web pages are accessed and from where.
/var/log/apache/error_log Records errors in page accesses
/var/log/apache/suexec_log Records access to CGI pages.

​​​The last two log files may be helpful if you are trying to debug problems with your pages.

Additional documentation on Shell can be found on the Shell information page, which includes hardware description, how to log in, and using the server.

Space Limitations

The files you upload to your web space count against the amount of space you have to store files in total (this also includes Webmail email). The limit is 50GB.

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