Office of Information Technology

Creating Your Own Web Page

Faculty and Staff Instructions



As an AU faculty or staff member, you have space on the network Web servers to post either academic or personal Web pages.

There are four Web servers for faculty and staff. To determine which server will house your files, double-click the COMPUTER icon from the Windows desktop or Start Menu. Locate the icon that represents your G: drive; it will stand out because the label begins with your USER NAME.

For example, if your name is Jane Doe, you would see "jdoe" on "Admin2\Volume\Users\Private." The server name appears immediately after your user name. You may ignore the slash and everything that follows.

  • If your server name is Admin2, your Web server is admin2.american.edu.
  • If your server name is Auapps, your Web server auapps.american.edu.
  • If your server name is NW07, your Web server is nw07.american.edu.
  • If your server name is NW08, your Web server is nw08.american.edu.

You can post individual Web pages to your Web space by using one of the two methods described below.

Important: Be sure to name your first page index.html, since this is a system default and keeps your Web address shorter. Also, avoid using spaces or special characters in file names.

 

Posting Your Web Page Using an AU Computer

  1. Create a Web page using any Web authoring tool. 
  2. If you are on campus and are using an AU computer, such as one in your office or a computer lab, log in to the network.
  3. Double-click the COMPUTER icon on your desktop or in the Start Menu. 
  4. Double-click the G: drive icon. 
  5. Double-click the WWW folder. 
  6. Copy your Web page files to the WWW folder.

 

Posting Your Web Page Via the Portal

  1. Create a Web page using any Web authoring tool. 
  2. Log on to the myAU.american.edu portal. 
  3. Click the TECHNOLOGY link. 
  4. Click the ACCESS MY NETWORK DRIVES link. 
  5. Log in to the myNet.american.edu website with your portal credentials when prompted.
  6. Your G: drive is accessible by clicking on the G@AU folder on the left side of the page.
  7. Double click on the WWW folder.
  8. Click on the File menu along the top, and select UPLOAD
  9. Click the BROWSE button and navigate to the location where your Web pages and images are stored. 
  10. Highlight a file and click OPEN
  11. Then, click the UPLOAD button. 
  12. Click the REFRESH option to see the uploaded file. 
  13. Repeat steps 8-10 for each of your HTML and image files.

 

Accessing Your Web Page

To access your Web page, type the URL in the following format: webserver.american.edu/~username.

For example, Jane Doe's user name is jdoe and she is on Admin2. The address for her Web page would be: admin2.american.edu/~jdoe