We can host a website for you with an address such as
Similar schemes involving other domains owned by the Department are also possible.
You and the people you designate can log in via NetID and edit the site in a browser. You can easily set up multiple pages, menus, a blog, and incorporate images. There is a default UW theme, and many other themes are available to configure the layout and appearance of the site.
Graduate students are welcome to use this service too. However, we can’t guarantee to be able to continue hosting the site indefinitely after your graduation. If you plan to have a longer duration website, consider an external hosting service such as wordpress.com.
To get started, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Instead of using WordPress, web pages can be managed using html files. Contact email@example.com for to get started .
Files put in the “public/html” subdirectory of your home directory are accessible from the web via the URL
Other URLs are possible for group and project websites.
One way to publish personal web content is to configure your web publishing software to use the parameters below.
- Access/security Type: SFTP
- Server Name: login.physics.wisc.edu
- Directory: /afs/physics.wisc.edu/home/yourlogin/public/html
It is also possible to use the “sftp” or “scp” commands to publish web content. For details, see here.
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See instructions here for publishing images on the website front page and hallway displays.