Web Space on Storage01

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  • Stevens faculty have 500 MB of space for their files and web pages on Stevens file service named Storage01.
  • Departments and campus groups may request separate group webspace on Storage01. Details on requesting and using group webspace are covered in this document.
  • You can back up files on your PC, notebook, or other disk space into your individual file space. You may also use your file space to publish personal web pages.
  • Your Storage01 space comes ready-to-use.
  • Available web services are shown at the end of this document.
  • Access to Storage01 is authenticated with your Stevens username and password.
  • To access, map your storage01 directory as a mapped network drive.


Access via Map Network Drive

This document covers how to map Storage01 as a network driveMapping to storage01 is the recommended method of managing your files on the Storage01 file service. NOTE: To map storage01 from off-campus, you must use a VPN connection to Stevens.


Personal Web Space

All personal accounts on storage01 can have a public_html directory for your personal web pages. Configuration is required (see below) if you don't already have a public_html directory, accidentally removed that directory, or changed the permissions from what they need to be. Be careful not to place files you want to keep private in the public_html directory! Any files that you put in your public_html directory will be world-readable and available on the web at http://personal.stevens.edu/~username. For example, if you are Mortimer Snerd and your Stevens username is msnerd, your URL will be http://personal.stevens.edu/~msnerd.


Group Web Space

Academic/Administrative Departments and Student Organizations may request web space by completing the Group Web Space Request Form. Once the completed form has been received and processed, the web group will be created and the requester will be notified.

Web group space is for active content. Please maintain your group's web pages so the information is current. As a member of a web group, you will connect to the web group's directory in a slightly different way than to your individual directory on storage01. However, you will still use your own Stevens username and password.

The URL of your group's website will be https://web.stevens.edu/groupname (also accessible via www.stevens.edu/groupname or just stevens.edu/groupname) where groupname is the name of your web group. E.g, for a web group named consult, the URL is https://web.stevens.edu/consult.

Web groups are also hosted on the server called storage01. You can access the group's web space by mapping a network drive to your group's folder name: \\storage01.stevens.edu\w3groupname$ (substitute your web group's name for the groupname, and be sure to include the "w3" prefix and "$" suffix) along with your Stevens username and password. You may copy files from your computer using Windows Copy.

  • Do not create a public_html directory. The web group directory is ready to use.


Web Services Supported on storage01

Service Personal Web Group Web
SSI (server-side includes)

No executable code, files must be .shtm or .shtml

PHP (requires CGI-BIN) NO YES
Perl (requires CGI-BIN) NO YES
Javascript YES YES
MySQL Database NO YES


Configure public_html for personal web space

If you do not have a public_html directory and/or change its permissions

Make sure that Windows' Simple File Sharing is disabled.

  1. Go to Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Folder Options -> View.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of Advanced settings.
  3. Uncheck Use simple file sharing.

Then open the mapped drive to the root of your personal file space (\\storage01.stevens.edu\your_username).

  1. Create a directory called public_html. The directory for your web pages must have that exact name. This is the directory where you will put all files that you wish people to view on the Internet. Caution: Any personal files that you do not wish to be viewed by others must be placed outside the directory called public_html. (All files located inside the public_html directory will be literally world-viewable.)
  2. Right-click on the directory public_html. Select Properties from the drop-down menu and then click on the Security tab.
  3. Highlight the Everyone group. In the Allow column, check List Folder Contents and Read, and then click OK


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