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Webspace Server

OIT provides a LAMP web server for all campus community members. Files are served from Active Directory shares like U: and S: which can be found mounted to most campus computers. All faculty, staff, and student are eligible to use this service.

As part of this service, users are allowed to create one MySQL database, granted on the condition that the tasks performed will not overload the server or degrade usability for other users.

Support: Help Desk – To open an IT support request, please contact the Helpdesk at or 315-267-4357

Quick Access Guide

To access your personal site, visit

To modify/create your personal site, navigate to your U: drive and create a folder called public_html. This is where your website will be served from, along with anything inside.

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How to modify your Webspace

1. On-campus from a Clarkson Device (Windows)

  1. In File Explorer, navigate to "My PC"
  2. In your U: Drive, create a folder called public_html
  3. In the public_html folder, create your website
    1. For other sites you have access to (Projects, Clubs, Orgs, Classes, etc.), those will be found in the S: Drive
    2. The process is similar, except the public_html folder will be found inside of that Project/Club/Org/Class Folder            file explorer.JPG

2. Off-Campus or Personal Computer


  1. You will need to be on Clarkson's Network (WiFi or Wired) or Clarkson's VPN (

  2. Open File Explorer and in the title bar, type \\\\shares\\
    1. Your home folder (Mounted on campus computer as U:) will be under either Student Home Directory or Employee Home Directory, depending on if you are a Student or Employee
  3. You can find your public_html folder under your Home Directory

Linux or Mac:

  1. Mount \\\\shares using cifs (requires cifs_utils) and follow the same folder structure described above
    1. Mac may call it smbfs instead of cifs
    2. For Linux reference, please see this Bookstack Book.
  2. For any specifics, you may need to search how to do this for your specific OS