Web Hosting

Student Web Hosting

Student web hosting is available through Google Sites (UTMail Account). Please visit https://sites.google.com/a/utexas.edu for more information.

The University Blog Service uses the WordPress platform.  To request a blog, visit http://sites.utexas.edu/

Research Group Webspace Hosting

Note:  Effective September 1st 2014, it is against University Policy for any individual or group to run their own web services/server without the approval of the Information Security Office (ISO).  Web services are considered a commodity service.  For alternative solutions, it is recommended to leverage UT services such as Sites, UT Web, UT QuickSites, or the CMS Hosting Platform.

For more information, please contact us at help@ece.utexas.edu

Faculty Course Web Hosting

Every faculty member has department hosted webspace available for coursework. You can reach this by enabling the 'public_html' directory in your ECE-LRC home directory and surfing to:


By enabling your ECE-LRC webspace, you agree to follow The University of Texas at Austin's Acceptable Use Policy.


Note: For the commands and URLs listed below, replace the text "username" with your ECE username.

Enabling your ECE webspace is very simple, just follow the steps below:

  1. Log onto an ECE LRC Linux Server. If you are unsure of how to do this, please see the Accessing the Linux Remote Environment documentation.
  2. Create a directory named "public_html" in your home directory.
  3. Change Permissions. Your home directory must be world executable. All directories under and including "public_html" must be world readable and world executable. All files under "public_html" must be world readable.
  4. Add Content. HTML files should end in a ".html" extension.
  5. View your content by going to the location: http://users.ece.utexas.edu/~username

To create the "public_html" directory and set your permissions correctly, you can use the following commands:

mkdir ~username/public_html
chmod o+x ~username
chmod o+rx ~username/public_html

Adding Content

Now you are ready to add content to your webspace. Whenever you add a file, you will need to make sure the file is world readable. You can do so with the following command:

chmod o+r ~username/public_html/myfile.html

To set the permissions on all your files in one fell swoop, you can use the chmod command with the recursive (-R) option:

chmod -R o+r ~username/public_html

Whenever you add a new directory, you need to make sure it in world readable and world executable. You can do so with the following command:

chmod o+rx ~usernam/public_html/mydir


Here are a few helpful links for creating web pages: