The CoS Web Server Usage Instructions

 

 

Who can utilize the web server?. 2

What the web server supports?. 2

What should I use to put files on my website?. 2

Where do I put files for my website?. 2

For a faculty personal website. 2

For a staff personal website. 3

For a program website. 3

For a service website. 3

For a department website. 4

How do I put files on my website?. 4

For a Windows computer 4

For a Mac OS 9 or OS X computer 7

Solution for software that does not support secure WebDAV.. 9

Useful Links. 12

Need further help?. 12


Who can utilize the web server?

 

Some departments in the CoS maintain their own web servers, please check with your department computer techs first before utilize the CoS web server. The best approach is to send us a work request using our online helpdesk system and we will response to your web related needs.

What the web server supports?

 

The CoS web server 

 

-          runs on an Intel Xeon dual processor 1GHz each, 1 GB of RAM and a RAID 5 hard drive system

 

-          uses Windows 2003 and IIS 6 server software

 

-          supports ASP, ASP.NET, PHP 5, MySQL 4.1 and Access database

 

-          uses only WebDAV with secure SSL v3 protocol to publish your websites

What should I use to put files on my website?

 

-          You can use either a Windows, Mac or *NIX computer

 

-          For a Windows computer, Internet Explorer version 5 or above or any web editing software that supports the industry standard protocol WebDAV with secure SSL like FrontPage 2003 and Dreamweaver 8+

 

-          For a Mac OS 9 and OS X computer, an opensoure/free software Goliath or any web editing software that supports the industry standard protocol WebDAV with secure SSL like FrontPage 2003 and Dreamweaver 8+

 

-         For *NIX computer, use any opensource WebDAV client software

Where do I put files for my website?

 

Please be aware that a website address (URL) that you will use to put your files is different than your actual website address

For a faculty personal website

 

You should use https://kappa.science.sjsu.edu/faculty/your_personal_folder

 

and remember to substitute your_personal_folder with your actual folder name. For example:

 

Dr. Terrill is a faculty in the Chemistry department and his personal website address is

 

http://www.chemistry.sjsu.edu/rterrill

 

If he wants to put files on his website, he needs to use this URL

 

https://kappa.science.sjsu.edu/faculty/rterrill

For a staff personal website

 

You should use https://kappa.science.sjsu.edu/staff/your_personal_folder

 

and remember to substitute your_personal_folder with your actual folder name. For example:

 

Vuong is a staff in the CoS Dean’s Office and his personal website address is

 

http://ncs.science.sjsu.edu/vphung

 

If he wants to put files on his website, he needs to use this URL

 

https://kappa.science.sjsu.edu/staff/vphung

 

For a program website

 

You should use https://kappa.science.sjsu.edu/programs/your_program_folder

 

and remember to substitute your_program_folder with your actual folder name. For example:

 

MBT (Master Biotech) is a program, and its website address is

 

http://www.science.sjsu.edu/mbt

 

If a webmaster wants to put files on this website, he needs to use this URL

 

https://kappa.science.sjsu.edu/programs/mbt (amp, keck, must, …)

 

For a service website

 

You should use https://kappa.science.sjsu.edu/services/your_service_folder

 

and remember to substitute your_service_folder with your actual folder name. For example:

 

Central Shop is a service in the CoS, and its website address is

 

http://www.science.sjsu.edu/censhop

 

If a webmaster wants to put files on this website, he needs to use this URL

 

https://kappa.science.sjsu.edu/services/censhop (entmuseum, ncs, or safety)

 

For a department website

 

You should use https://kappa.science.sjsu.edu/depts/your_dept_folder

 

and remember to substitute your_dept_folder with your actual folder name. For example:

 

Biology is a department, and its website address is

 

http://www.biology.sjsu.edu

 

If a webmaster wants to put files on this website, he needs to use this URL

 

https://kappa.science.sjsu.edu/depts/bio (chem, cos, math, or phys)

 

How do I put files on my website?

 

Since we are using the WebDAV industry standard protocol which is supported by many web editor/publisher software, we can’t provide the detailed instructions to all of your favorite web editor/publisher software; therefore, here we only show you a simple drag and drop method to put files on your website from a Windows or a Mac computer. You can explore links that we provide at the end for more instructions on software like FrontPage and Dreamweaver and software for a *NIX computer.

For a Windows computer

 

  1. You need Internet Explorer version 5 or above
  2. Launch Internet Explorer
  3. Select Open from the File menu

 

 

  1. In the Open box, type in an appropriate URL. Read Where do I put files for my website? to determine your correct URL.

 

MAKE SURE YOU CHECK THE BOX “Open as Web Folder” or else it won’t work

 

 

  1. When prompted, type in your username and password.

 

 

  1. If successfully connect, you should see a similar window like the one below

 

 

  1. You can drag and drop files/folders to and from this window
  2. To create a new folder, click File > New > Folder

 

 

  1. For easier access in the future, you may want to bookmark this website address by clicking on Favorite and select Add to Favorites

 

 

For a Mac OS 9 or OS X computer

 

1.      You need Goliath 1.0.1 software (If you have OS X Tiger or later, you should use its built-in software and ignore this part of instruction. To launch the built-in software, press the Apple and K keys at the same time)

2.      Download the software at http://www.webdav.org/goliath/

3.      Install the software on your Mac computer

4.      Launch Goliath software


5.      Type in an appropriate URL. Read Where do I put files for my website?  to determine your correct URL then enter your username and password

 

 

6.      If this is your first time to use Goliath, it will prompt you to accept our secure certificate, click OK to accept it

 

 

7.      If successfully connected, you should see a similar window like the one below

 

 

 

8.      You can drag and drop files/folders to and from this window, or you can use the upload and download function from the Goliath menu. On Goliath menu, click on Web then the function that you want such as New Folder, Upload File, Download Items.

9.      For easier access in the future, you may want to save this connection on your Desktop. To do this, while connecting to your website folder, from Goliath menu click on File and select Save Connection.

 

Solution for software that does not support secure WebDAV

 

On Windows computers, some older version of Dreamweaver and other web editor/publisher software support WebDAV but not secure WebDAV (SSL WebDAV). You can upgrade your software to a later version that support secure WebDAV, or you can use the free Novell NetDrive software to establish a secure connection to our web server and then configure Dreamweaver or your web editor/publisher software to utilize NetDrive secure connection. The following is instruction on how to setup NetDrive to connect to the CoS web server using secure WebDAV.

 

  1. Download the Novell NetDrive 4.1 software here (After you downloaded the file, rename it from netdrive.zip to netdrive.exe, then double click on netdrive.exe to install the software.)
  2. Install the software after you download it
  3. Configure NetDrive as below

 

a)        Launch NetDrive

 

 


b)        Click on New Site, then type in a name that you want under Enter the name for your new site and enter an appropriate URL under Enter the site address/URL. Read Where do I put files for my website?  to determine your correct URL. Click Finish when you are done.

 

 

c)        Check the box Connect at login/startup. Uncheck the box Anonymous/Public Logon and enter your username and password. Check the box Save Password.

 

 


d)        Click Advanced then check the box Mirror Uploaded/Modified files. Click OK when you are done.

 

 

e)        When you are done click Connect. If successful, you will see the new X: drive under My Computer similar to the one below

 

 

  1. Now you can configure your Dreamweaver or web editor/publisher software to use this new X: drive as a local drive instead of remote location or directly connecting to the CoS web server from your web editor/publisher software which does not support secure WebDAV

Useful Links

 

http://www.webdav.org/

http://www.sitepen.com/index?service=page/webDav

http://www.ics.uci.edu/~ejw/authoring/implementation.html

http://courses.unt.edu/webct/faculty/webdav.htm

http://www.utexas.edu/its/windows/storage/webdav.html

http://www.ed.uiuc.edu/oet/network/webdav.html

http://www.ucalgary.ca/it/self_help/webdisk/goliath.html

 

Need further help?

 

If you need specific or further help with your web related needs, please send us a work request using our online helpdesk system at https://ncs.science.sjsu.edu/helpdesk


Vuong Phung - Network & Computing Services - College of Science - San Jose State University - 12/07/2005