Personal Web Space

When your Elon user account is created, a personal web space is also created. This space can be used to:

  • Host a web site
  • Share small, web-based media to demonstrate work done in the classroom
  • Share files with others that may be too large to email
  • Anything that resides in this folder is accessible to others via a web browser.
Check out our 10 Steps to Effective Web Design and Development to help you get started with your website.

General Information

  • Students: Your personal web space resides on Google Sites. For more information, visit our Google Sites Beginner's Guide.
  • Faculty and Staff: Your personal web space resides in your network storage account, in the public_html folder. The web and network storage space have a combined 2GB capacity. Anything placed within the public_html directory inside of your network storage will be published to your web space, and can be accessed at facstaff.elon.edu/username, where username is replaced with your Elon University electronic account user name. This would be the same as the portion of your email address before @elon.edu.
  • Student Organizations: If a student organization needs a web account, please have your faculty/staff advisor contact the Technology Help Desk at 336-278-5200. Your web space can be accessed at org.elon.edu/username, where username is replaced with your Elon University organization's account user name.

Publishing files to your website

Files can be published to your web space in a number of ways. Click on the appropriate link for step-by-step directions.

When publishing your site, use the following information when the program asks you for the host name or FTP address:
  • Faculty/Staff - facstaff.elon.edu
  • Organizations - org.elon.edu
If you want to share a specific file with others, publish the file to your web space (using the directions above) and provide the user with the web address to that file:
  • Faculty/staff - facstaff.elon.edu/username/NameOfFile
  • Organizations - org.elon.edu/username/NameOfFile

For example, if a student wanted to allow others to access a large PowerPoint file named FinalPresentation.pptx, they would provide this address: student.elon.edu/username/FinalPresentation.pptx

For help with your email or web account please contact the Technology Help Desk at helpdesk@elon.edu or 336-278-5200.

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