WebDAV for Windows (Individual)

Florida State University's Information Technology Services offers web hosting for FSU affiliates (faculty, staff and students) to post their individual web sites. Users upload and make changes to their web site using "WebDAV". The sites are hosted at "http://myweb.fsu.edu/YOURFSUID".

What Is WebDAV?

WebDAV stands for "Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning". For those who maintain websites at FSU, it is simply a method for accessing the web server to upload and modify websites.

How do I request an individual website for myself?

Submit a support request with the following information:

  • Category: IT Support Services
  • Specialty Type: Web Services
  • Detail: WebDAV Support

You will be sent an email when your web server space is created. You will use your FSUID username and password to access the site.

How do I request individual websites for all of the students in my class?

If you are an instructor requiring students to create web pages for your course, you can request that myweb.fsu.edu sites be set-up for the entire class by submitting a support request with the following information:

  • Category: IT Support Services
  • Specialty Type: Web Services
  • Detail: WebDAV Support

In your support request, please provide the FSUIDs for all of the students in your class. This will be faster than having the students submit individual requests for their own myweb.fsu.edu sites.

Where do I put my files?

To set up the connection to WebDAV, you will use a WebDAV URL. The WebDAV URL will be something like:

https://mywebdav.fsu.edu/yourFSUID
(where yourFSUID would be replaced with your actual FSUID).

You can set up WebDAV access from your web editing program (such as Dreamweaver) or directly (on Windows XP/Vista/7 and Mac OS X).

Below are some clients and instructions for configuration:

If you are using Windows 7 or 8, and you know your WebDAV URL, you may need to use one of the following HTTPS-supported WebDAV clients instead:

You can not modify and change your files using WebDAV through a web browser (such Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.). You may be able to access your site using the WebDAV URL in your browser, but you will not be able to upload or edit any of your files that way.

How do I view my site?

Uploaded files will show up in your live website at: http://myweb.fsu.edu/yourFSUID

This is where you and others will go to view your site. Please note this is a different URL from the WebDAV URL that you use to modify your site.

How do I know if I already have a myweb.fsu.edu site?

Go to: http://myweb.fsu.edu/YOURFSUID in a web browser window.

If you get "Not Found", submit a support request to request a myweb.fsu.edu site.

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Otherwise, if you get a page like the one below that has "Index of /YOURFSUID" or any other content, then you already have a myweb.fsu.edu site.

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Can I keep my site after I graduate?

There is no way to permanently keep a WebDAV account after an individual has graduated. While it is not expected for the account to be deleted immediately, do not expect the account to exist longer than 6 months after graduation.

What about Web Sites for FSU Departments?

This page focuses on creating web sites for individuals at FSU. If you are interested in having your FSU department's website hosted with ITS, please click here.

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