Social media services are very popular these days and can be a big help in connecting with your desired audience. Setting up and managing a social media account is beyond the scope of this article, but below you will find documentation on integrating social media into your websites.
This page details tips and best practices for specified accessibility standards for usage on our webpages across campus.
Please note that you should always check to make sure your content is applicable to the specified changes before incorporating changes below. Don't hesitate to ask a web developer if you have any questions about a remediation effort or an accessibility issue on a website.
To set up an external domain name with SSL encryption on an OIT Web Hosting account:
Generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) File
You can generate a CSR for an OIT Web Hosting site from the site's Plesk Control Panel:
To set up a website redirect from your PWP website, please follow the instructions below.
This process has been lifted from this Stackoverflow article.
- Enable the redirection module.
- On the redirection preferences, select the site configuration as so:
Source: /(.*) Target: http://mysite.com/$1
Commercial Web Hosting
There are dozens if not hundreds of commercial web hosting solutions available outside of Georgia Tech, but use of them for Georgia Tech related websites is not recommended for a number of reasons:
There are a number of options available to you for hosting a website at Georgia Tech, including:
Patch, Patch, Patch
The most important security practice for web application software is to keep up with your software patches. The more commonly used the application, the greater a chance that someone out there is looking for insecure installations to hack.
Below are some helpful tips on how to use the SSH to get command line access your web hosting site via a Windows or Mac computer.
The instructions below explain how to configure the Plesk control panel on OIT's web hosting to keep automatic backups of your entire site.
First, read this general FAQ on how to create scheduled backups.
For a Georgia Tech Drupal site, good default settings are:
Backup period: Daily
Maximum number of backups in repository: 14
GT Boilerplate Bold is the Professional Web Presence (PWP) equivalent of research.gatech.edu. It is a radical way to change the look of your website, add some variation, and present your web content to a general campus audience.
We’ve adapted styling and consistency from Georgia Tech’s Institute Communications design, while branching off a few features specifically for PWP-specific functionality.