Personal websites

The Vienna University Computer Center provides members of the University of Vienna with free data storage space, which can be used for private websites and/or files (see also file services).

  • Students are provided with 2 GB on the file server and 1 GB on the web server per person within the scope of the u:account for students.
  • University employees are provided with 10 GB on the file server and 1 GB on the web server per person within the scope of the u:account for employees.

When uploading websites on the University of Vienna's web servers, specific guidelines need to be observed. Please read them carefully and act accordingly.

How to publish for students

Once you have finished creating your website, transfer the HTML files to your web space to display them on the internet.

  • If you work in the computer rooms of the University of Vienna, you just need to save your data in the /html/ folder of your Z: drive - your website will then be online immediately.
  • You can also connect your web space as a network drive and edit and save the data there as if they were local files. More information is available here: file services.
  • Otherwise, you need an SSH/SFTP/SCP programme to transfer the data (download available under free software [in German only]). We recommend an SSH programme, which allows for an encrypted data transfer.

Enter the following data:

Server name login.univie.ac.at
Transfer protocol SSH/SFTP/SCP
Website folder
(for HTML, PHP and CGI files)
/html/
UserID u:account userID
(e. g. mustermanm87)
Website address homepage.univie.ac.at/<userID>
(e. g. homepage.univie.ac.at/ mustermanm87)

Your website is still also available via www.unet.univie.ac.at/~<userID> (e. g. www.unet.univie.ac.at/~mustermanm87).

Please note: Deleting the html folder may affect the functionality. If you do not find the html folder in the main directory or if it doesn't work properly, please ask for help at the Helpdesk of the ZID.

The first page must be named index.html, index.htm or index.php and be stored in the /html/ folder.

Absolute paths (within the server) are available on the htaccess site (in German only).

After a successful transfer you can immediately load your site via a web browser.

How to publish for staff

Once you have finished creating your website, transfer the HTML files to your web space to display them on the internet.

  • If you work in the computer rooms of the University of Vienna, you just need to save your data in the /html/ folder of your Z: drive - your website will then be online immediately.
  • You can also connect your web space as a network drive and edit and save the data there as if they were local files. More information is available under file services.
  • Otherwise, you need an SSH/SFTP/SCP programme to transfer the data (download available under free software [in German only]). We recommend an SSH programme, which allows for an encrypted data transfer.

Enter the following data:

Server name login.univie.ac.at
Transfer protocolSSH/SFTP/SCP
Website folder (for HTML, PHP and CGI files) /html/
UserID <u:account userID> & <password>
(e. g. horvatk2)
Website address homepage.univie.ac.at/first name.lastname
(e. g. homepage.univie.ac.at/ franz.huber)

Please note: Deleting the html folder may affect the functionality. If you do not find the html folder in the main directory or if it doesn't work properly, please ask for help at the Helpdesk of the ZID.

The first page must be named index.html, index.htm or index.php and be stored in the /html/ folder.

Absolute paths (within the server) are available on the htaccess site (in German only).

After a successful transfer you can immediately load your site via a web browser.

Public directories

University employees can make their websites public via the online staff directory of the University of Vienna. Use the web interface Entry in the staff directory to do so (in German only). 

Additionally the u:account address book contains all homepages on homepage.univie.ac.at.

Features

HTML, PHP, MySQL (link available in English), CGI, htaccess, web statistics. (Links in German only)

Legal information for website operators: Disclosure obligation 

Disclosure obligation pursuant to section 25 of the Media Act

Please note that the amendment to the Media Act 2005, which came into force on 1 July 2005, includes legal changes for website operators/owners. As a result, the disclosure obligation pursuant to section 25 of the Media Act applies to websites. 

In accordance with this provision, all website operators, i.e. also u:account users who maintain their personal websites, are obliged to constantly provide the following information on their websites where they are easily and directly retrievable:

  • name of the operator (in case of companies, the company name); and
  • address (in case of companies, registered office and object of company).

Details and current notes on the amendment to the Media Act are available under: www.internet4jurists.at (in German only).

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