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Information for Taiga-Hosted Web Site Owners

This page is information for people who own web pages hosted by Taiga Consulting. This applies to both people with their own domain and those with person web pages under the taiga.ca domain.

If you are a user of those web pages, you need not concern yourself with this information.

Accessing Your Site

Non-personal web pages for hosted domains are typically available as at least two URLs. Assuming your hosted domain is example.com, those URLs will be:

You should ensure that your web site content allows for both URLs. If you're using relative links on your web pages instead of absolute links, then you shouldn't experience any problems.

Personal web pages (for those accounts that have been enabled for this feature) can be seen by visiting http://www.taiga.ca/~USERNAME where you replace USERNAME with the actual username of your account. Do note that the tilde (~) is important; if you don't use it in your published web page address, people won't find the page. (If you have not uploaded any content, then you will get an error loading that page, of course.)

Uploading New Content

For almost all accounts (except a few exceptions that, for historical reasons, deal with multiple web sites), the content of your web site is kept within the public_html directory within your account's home directory.

The only way to access that directory for modifications is to use scp or sftp and connect to www.taiga.ca with the same username and password that you use for mail. You can then transfer files to and from your public_html directory. Only files and directories under public_html will be visible on your web pages. If you store any files elsewhere in your home directory, they will not be visible (or otherwise available) to anyone other than yourself. Please do not use system temporary directories for storing files; they may be deleted without warning.

If your personal machine is UNIX or a derivative like Mac OS-X or Linux, then you should already have scp and sftp installed. (You may also want to look into rsync over ssh as an alternative, but you're on your own for that one. You will not be able to ssh in and get a shell.)

The OpenSSH web site has information on Mac OS SSH clients and Microsoft Windows SSH clients that may be used to update your web site files.

If you're having problems connecting using any of the above programs, ensure that you're trying to use either the sftp or scp protocol (preferably the former). If you try to use the ssh protocol, then you will not be able to access the system.


Last Updated: 10 Feb 2010

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