Administration of your virtual webserver

Your webserver

Your new webserver comes with a custom URL and your own Document-Root, where you can store your website's data. We also give you access to SFTP. This allows you to place your own html- or php-files to display your website. If you want to, you can easily create subfolders to store php-classes, images and other files, which are neccessary to run your website.

User management

Our webservers are connected to the GWDG-LDAP, which means that you have to use the credentials of your GWDG-userid. You can not use different credentials to access our servers.


All the files you need to use your virtual webserver are stored in your user-folder.

The path to your document root is /www/<webservershortname>.

The absolute path to your files is /web/<your-useraccount>/www/<webservershortname> . Sometimes web-applications ask for this path. Please be informed that you should not enter a different path as absolute path, because your user is not allowed to enter any other directory that is not within the users base directory.

Please find your log-files in the logs-directory.

Each user is able to access his own files for security reasons and gets 3 GB of disk-space by default. The database-server is located on server db1. This database-server is not accessible from outside, but your scripts are allowed to access from our webservers. If you are asked to fill in MySQL credentials please use db1 as host.