Setting up a Web Site

Personal Web Site

These sites have the URL https://www.biostat.wisc.edu/~USERNAME.

Everyone in the department with an account can have such a web site, for describing research, sharing software, etc. (also see the appropriate use policy). We do not set up the directories for these automatically, so please contact us if you want to set up a personal web space.

Personal web sites do not come with content editors — if you get a personal space, we assume you already know HTML, or have tools of your own to generate pages. They also do not have access either to CGI or PHP.

Project Web Site

Pprojects and labs can have web sites for their groups. The most straightforward URL for these is https://www.biostat.wisc.edu/PROJECT. If you need an entirely different domain under wisc.edu, please be aware that DoIT and the CIO's office need to approve of new domains, and their current requirements for this are fairly strict. If you can get such a domain, however, we can host it for you.

Again, neither CGI nor PHP is available for project web sites. If you need that sort of functionality, please contact us to discuss options.

Web Site Content

If you are providing access to extremely large datasets, or want to host large media such as movies of lectures, etc., please let us know so we can determine if capacity adjustments are required. By "large" here we mean files of more than 10G, or multiple files which in total add up to 50G or more.