Managing your Dynamic Web Site
Use your Caltech account credentials to connect to the server "portal.caltech.edu" from a system on campus or while using Caltech's VPN service with the "Tunnel All" option. You may either use SCP/SFTP software to copy files to and from portal.caltech.edu. Or you may use SSH for an interactive Linux shell session.
The files for your www.SITE.caltech.edu will be located in the /srv/www.SITE.caltech.edu/www/docroot/ folder. This means the file /srv/www.SITE.caltech.edu/www/docroot/sub/page.html is what will be shown at http://www.SITE.caltech.edu/sub/page.html.
Make sure that you are using the correct permissions when uploading or creating a file/folder, or no one else in your group will be able to change it:
- user/owner: read & write, plus execute for folders
- group: read & write, plus execute for folders
- others/world: read, plus execute for folders
So in UNIX syntax:
If the option is available in your SCP/SFTP software, please create files/folders with the group that owns your "docroot" folder. This will ensure that other members of your group will be able to make changes to the site.