Getting Started with the OIT Public Linux Environment (Volweb)


Volweb is a Linux-based web server that can display the personal web sites of UT's faculty, staff and students. Personal Volweb sites can be accessed using the URL format, replacing the the word "username" for the account netID or user name used to sign in.

Basic Server Configuration

  • Red Hat Linux 7.5
  • Apache 2.4
  • PHP 5.4
  • MySQL/MariaDB 5.5

Getting Started

Setting up your Account

  1. Visit and select "create a new account."
  2. Log in with your NetID and password. 
  3. Select Create.
  4. Once your account has been created, select Continue

Creating your Web Folder (public_html)

  1. Visit and select Log In. 
  2. Once logged in, select Create Web Folder in the left menu, then Create.
    **If you do not see the Create Web Folder button, your account already has the public_html folder.
  3. Your public_html folder has now been created.
  4. Your website address is

Connect to your Account via SSH/SFTP Client

  1. Open the SSH/SFTP client of choice.
    SSH client (e.g., PuTTY) or SFTP client (e.g., WinSCPCyberduck or FileZilla)
  2. Use the details below to connect:
  • Host:
  • Port: 22 (SSH or SFTP)
  • Username: your NetID
  • Password: your NetID password


Helpful Commands and Information

List Software Installed on the Public Linux Environment (Volweb)

There is no vendor installed software (SAS, SPSS, Matlab, etc.). OIT's Linux service is the standard LAMP software stack.

  1. Log into using an ssh client.
  2. To see what software is available, type yum list
  3. To see installation info about a particular command (e.g., nano):
    1. yum list nano
    2. yum info nano
    3. man nano

How do I check my Public Linux Environment (Volweb) quota?

Option 1:

  • Log into and your quota will be listed in your account information under Disk Quota.

Option 2:

  • While logged into your Linux account through PuTTY or Terminal enter the command:
  • quota -v 
  • quota -mv


Article ID: 123079
Mon 12/21/20 11:36 AM
Mon 4/19/21 1:30 PM
Public Linux Environment