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Public Linux Web Server

On June 15, 2022, two-factor authentication will be in place for the OIT Public LAMP environment ( You will receive a Duo prompt when trying to connect to your Public LAMP account using an SSH or SFTP client. In addition, WordPress updates will require a manual update and upload process. If you are using a virtual host or vanity URL with your Public LAMP account, you may continue to use the Dashboard to update WordPress.

The following guides have been created to assist you with this new process:
Set up WordPress on Volweb

How to Manually Update WordPress

How to Manually Install or Update a WordPress Plugin

How to Configure SSH and SFTP Clients (including Dreamweaver)

This Linux-based web server can display the personal web sites of UT's faculty, staff and students.

Basic Server Configuration

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

Viewing personal web sites

To display a web site, use a URL with the following format:

Location of personal web content

Web sites on this server are expected to be found in the public_html folder of your user account on the OIT Public Linux server. If you have already an OIT Linux user account, you can connect to the Linux server using the below information with any SSH client (e.g., PuTTY) or SFTP client (e.g., WinSCP, Cyberduck or FileZilla).

Port: 22 (SSH or SFTP)
Username: your NetID
Password: your NetID password

Linux Sign Up

Click the sign-up button to create a new unix account (you must already have an existing NetID).

Sign Up

These computer systems are the property of the University of Tennessee. They are for authorized use only. Unauthorized or improper use of any of these systems may result in administrative disciplinary action and/or civil charges/criminal penalties. By continuing to use any of these systems you indicate your awareness of and consent to these terms and conditions of use.

Do not access these systems if you do not agree to the conditions stated in this warning.

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