WWW4 Setup

As part of basic Unity computing account privileges, all NC State students, faculty and staff receive an allocation of personal network (AFS) file space that can be used to publish personal Web pages accessible via www4.ncsu.edu. Once you've finished creating your Web pages, the WWW4 Setup Utility provides a quick and easy way to prepare a place for them online. This tool automatically sets up a www directory in your personal Unity file space and assigns access privileges to it. 

What it does

This utility performs several tasks:

  • Assigns "Lookup" access privileges for your personal Unity file space (sometimes called your "K:" drive).
  • Creates a www directory within your personal Unity file space, if necessary.
  • Assigns appropriate access privileges to your www directory so that an Internet user can view your Web pages but not modify them.
  • Creates a file named index.html within your www directory that serves as a temporary Home page for your site, if necessary.

How to use it

  1. Go to the WWW4 Setup UtilityThis link will open in a new window.
  2. Type your Unity password in the space provided.
  3. Click the Set up my Web space button.
  4. You will see a window that shows your Web address and the path to your www directory, where all your Web page documents must be stored.

After you have stored your Web pages in your www directory and constructed appropriate URLs for them, they will be viewable on the Internet by anyone using a Web browser. URLs for www4 Web pages begin with http://www4.ncsu.edu/~[Unity userid].

NOTE: The following file extensions are not supported on WWW4 servers: .asp, .jsp, and .php.