Managing Your Personal Website

Learn how to check your online storage space and deactivate your website.

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You cannot have an automatic redirect set up on the server. You may either create a redirect using META tags, or else place a link on the page pointing to the site where you want visitors to be directed.

Recovering Deleted Files

You can recover files recently deleted yourself. A daily snapshot is made at Midnight. The last 21 days of daily copies are available. On the first day of each month a monthly copy is taken, and retained for 6 months. These files are in a hidden directory named .snapshot on UNIX (See Recovering UBfs Files for instructions on restoring from Windows). From your public_html directory, navigate to .snapshot.

For example:

cd public_html
cd .snapshot
ls -al

You will see the ubfs_daily and ubfs_monthly directories, each containing a copy of your files.

Example Directories:

  • ubfs_daily.2020-08-12_2359
  • ubfs_monthly.2020-04-01_0000

Checking Your Available Space

The files in your personal website are part of your UBfs quota. To learn more about your UBfs quota and how to view your remaining space, please see Viewing Your UBfs Quota.

Deactivating Your Personal Website

You may deactivate your personal website at any time by using the  Personal Websites publishing tool (UBITName and password required). While deactivated, your site will not be visible to the public, but the files will remain intact. You will still be able to connect to and manage your site while it is deactivated.

You may also re-activate your personal website after it has been deactivated.

Still need help?

Contact the UBIT Help Center.