University of Vermont

UVM Self-help Web Guide

Get a NetID account from ETS

To use the UVM Web template, you must have a personal or a departmental account on the main UVM server (that is, zoo). You cannot use the UVM template on other servers, unless you choose to mimic the design.

Your NetID/zoo account may be used for Web publishing, e-mail and other functions. Individuals with NetIDs at UVM already have designated Web space for building development websites. This can be found at uvm.edu/~yournetid. Many will choose to use this space to develop their internal organization's website and to experiment with the many features of the template. But a department or organization's web space will be visible to the public (provided it's placed in the public_html folder) at that department's NetID/Web address: uvm.edu/~dept_netid.

What if my department needs more than one website? Please note that multiple websites can be built in one single account. To do this, you simply add a new folder/directory in your account. By typing that added directory name in the URL, you can monitor your work as you develop. We often see the following type of naming conventions:

  • http://www.uvm.edu/~dept_netid/website1
  • http://www.uvm.edu/~dept_netid/website2
  • and for developing websites: http://www.uvm.edu/~dept_netid/development

Who is eligible for such an account? Any academic or administrative department or any officially recognized organization that designates a person who will take responsibility for all use of the address. Organizations must be sponsored by a UVM faculty or staff employee. Contact ETS for exceptions.

What if I don't like the tilde (~) in my url? See our information on creating friendlier URLs.

Faculty, staff and students: If you do not yet have a NetID account may activate accounts online.

Departments/programs/offices: Please read guildelines about host accounts for departments and organizations, then fill out the CIT account application form for departments and organizations.

Last modified September 13 2011 03:47 PM