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omega.uta.edu FAQ

  1. How do I get an account on omega.uta.edu?

  2. What is my URL on omega.uta.edu?
  3. How much space can I have?
  4. Where can I learn about omega.uta.edu and Unix in general?
  5. How do I use CGI scripts on omega.uta.edu?
  6. Where can I go for more help with HTML and webpage building?

Question: How do I get an account on omega.uta.edu?

You can fill out the account request form online or come by the Help Desk on the first floor of the Library with a photo ID.

Question: What is my URL on omega.uta.edu?

If your main page is named index.html, your URL will be http://omega.uta.edu/~abc1234, where abc1234 is your NetID.

Question: How much space can I have?

You have 50 Mb of storage space on omega.uta.edu to be shared between your Home and Web folders.

Question: Where can I learn about omega.uta.edu and Unix in general?

You can get more info about Omega server at http://omega.uta.edu and review some information about Unix/Linux OS at our Unix/Linux Guide page.

Question: How do I use CGI scripts on omega.uta.edu?

Create a folder named cgi-bin in your public_html directory, and place your CGI scripts in the newly created cgi-bin folder. If you are using the Perl scripting language, the path to Perl is: /usr/local/bin/perl.

Question: Where can I go for more help with HTML and webpage building?

w3schools.com has extensive information on HTML and other web related languages. 

http://www.w3schools.com/

Also see our web publishing tips:  http://www.uta.edu/oit/cs/web/tips.php