Faculty: Publishing to the Web



Your H: Drive

You can use your H: drive (on an internal Fuqua computer) for publishing to the web. Access your H: drive using Windows Explorer and drag and drop files there for publication. The special public_html folder in your H: drive is the place to put any HTML file you want to make visible on the web.



public_html Folder Organization

You may find it convenient to establish folders inside the public_html folder on your H: drive to organize your web work. For example, if you're establishing a web site for a class, create a folder for your class beneath the public_html folder and put all the web files related to the class into that folder. If you'd like a class or other web site to be protected (e.g., so it's visible to only members of the Fuqua community, or only to students enrolled in the class, or only to the students in a particular section), make the request to Fuqua's IT group.

Your public_html folder already contains a special subfolder named Bio. Put into the Bio folder information you want linked from your external Fuqua faculty page. See more information about adding your own professional information to Fuqua's external web site.




When you've copied an HTML-format file to your public_html folder on your H: drive, you'll want to know the address (or URL, Uniform Resource Locator) of the file. The URL will have this syntax:

http://faculty.fuqua.duke.edu/~your Duke e-mail id/your file name

For example, if your Duke e-mail id is fac32 and your file name is Syllabus.htm, the address of your file would be:


       A tilde symbol (~) must precede your e-mail ID name.
       Slashes in the address lean towards the right (///) not towards the left (\\\).
       File names on Fuqua's system are not case sensitive but should contain no spaces.



Posting Files From Outside the Office

You may have occasion to want to edit and/or publish a web page when you're working outside the office (that is, when you're not at your Fuqua office PC directly connected to FuquaNet and your H: drive). You can do so by using a File Transfer Protocol utility, such as Winsock FTP. If you're unfamiliar with Winsock FTP, see this introduction (PDF, ~192K).

Last updated 6/23/00
Paula Ecklund