Use your Astro Account
to Host Your Web Site
The first step in the process is to upload your web page files to the public_html folder in your Astro account. Before uploading your files, make sure the filenames do not contain spaces or special characters, such as *, &, and @, as this will cause problems on Unix. Also, remember that Unix is case sensitive. If you use upper case letters in any of the filenames, you will have to reference them using upper case letters.
You can upload files to the public_html folder in your Astro account using various methods:
Tip: Your main web page file should be named index.html or index.htm. This ensures that the page will load automatically when someone visits your web site.
You or anyone else can now access your page by typing the following address:
For example, if your AccessNet username is tuc5555, you would type:
The tilde character (~) is located on the upper left of the keyboard. When you specify this address, the system will display the file named index.html. If you wish to directly access another web page file in your account, you will have to type the filename, such as:
If your web pages do not appear:
1. Log in to your Astro account. You can do this from any of the computer labs on campus.
You can also log in to your Astro account from home using SSH Secure Shell (PC) or Terminal (Mac). For more information, see the following:
and press Enter. A list of your files and folders appears.
3. If a file called .htaccess appears, rename this file by typing:
mv .htaccess .htaccess.old
and press Enter.
and press Enter.
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