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Migrating a Website to Edocs


Migrating a website from people.uis.edu to eDocs is a simple process that you can do in a few steps. This FAQ should help you work through each step.

How do I get my current website from people.uis.edu?

  • On a PC:

    • Create a folder on your computer that will store your website temporarily. This can be anywhere, but locations such as the desktop or My Documents work well.
    • Open My Computer.
    • Go to the Tools menu.
    • Click Map Network Drive…
    • In the Folder field, type the path to your people.uis.edu share. Typically, this will be \people.uis.edunetid$ – where netid is the NetID that you use to log in to UIS resources such as email or Blackboard.
    • Click Finish. It may prompt for a user name and password, in which case you will use your NetID and password.
    • Open the new mapped drive, in which you should see all of the files that make up your website.
    • Select all of your files and copy them.
    • Now open the folder that we created on your computer, and paste the files here.
  • On a Mac:

    • Create a folder on your computer that will store your website temporarily. This can be anywhere, but a location such as the desktop works well.
    • In Finder, go to the Go menu.
    • Click Connect to Server…
    • In the Server Address field, type the path to your people.uis.edu share. Typically, this will be smb://people.uis.edu/netid$ – where netid is the NetID that you use to log in to UIS resources such as email or Blackboard.
    • Click the + button.
    • Select your new connection in the Favorite Servers list and click Connect.
    • It will prompt for a user name and password – use your NetID and password.
    • Your people.uis.edu share should open, and you will see the files from your website.
    • Select all of your files and copy them.
    • Now open the folder that we created on your computer, and paste the files here.

How do I make sure my website will work correctly when I move it?

Because your website is moving to a different server, there is a chance that some of your links may not work. This is something that must be fixed by editing the links so that they are relative hyperlinks instead of absolute links.

How do I put my website on eDocs?

  • On a PC:

    Microsoft Windows can easily mount your eDocs web storage space as a normal drive. This will allow you to drag and drop your entire website into the www folder. First, your web storage space must be mounted on your computer:

    • Open the Internet Explorer web browser and visit the following page: http://edocs.uis.edu
    • Enter your NetID and password and log into eDocs normally
    • When you are in eDocs, click the Launch Web Folder button

    Windows will then present your eDocs files as normal desktop folders. Now you can simply drag and drop your website files into the www folder. The link to your website will be the following with your own NetID replacing YourNetID:

    https://edocs.uis.edu/YourNetID/www/

    If no filename is specified after the www/, a web browser will automatically display the index.html file that is in the www folder (if any).

  • On a Mac:

    With a Macintosh you can easily mount your eDocs web storage space as a normal drive. This will allow you to drag and drop your entire website into the www folder. First, your web storage space must be mounted on your computer:

    • While on the Finder desktop, click Go and select Connect to Server…
    • Under Connect to Server, enter the following path replacing YourNetID with your own personal NetID: smb://edocs.uis.edu/YourNetID
    • Click Connect
    • Under WebDAV File System Authentication, type in your NetID and password and then click OK.

    You will then be presented with your eDocs files as normal desktop folders. Now you can simply drag and drop your website files into the www folder. The link to your website will be the following with your own NetID replacing YourNetID:

    https://edocs.uis.edu/YourNetID/www/

    If no filename is specified after the www/, a web browser will automatically display the index.html file that is in the www folder (if any).

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