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WebDav Access

Johns Hopkins Enterprise Web Services has built a centralized web authoring server that uses WebDAV as the connection protocol.  This central server will be your login server to access your sites regardless if they are on one of our Windows or Linux servers.

You will find OS-specific instructions for Windows and Mac OS as well as courtesy instructions for Linux and Adobe Dreamweaver to the left.  Please read this entire page before going to the instructions.

We officially support connections using Windows "My Network Places" (aka Windows Explorer) and the Mac OS Finder.  While connections can be made via programs such as Adobe Dreamweaver, Enterprise Web Services does not officially support end-user software and assistance for these programs may be limited.

If you connect from off-campus/the Internet (your home ISP for example), you must first establish a connection to the JH network using the Junos Pulse VPN (JHPulse).  The instructions for JHPulse are at

Not seeing your changes in a web browser after you upload a file?  This is not related to using webdav.  Highly-used servers are placed behind a caching reverse proxy system.  It could take up to 10 minutes for the cache to clear.  This is a system-wide setting and is a balance to meet the needs of all Enterprise Web Services hosted sites.

Backups:  You should make routine backups of your site and database.  The server is backed up by Cloud Services for server-wide disaster recovery, but file restoration can take a long time for indiviual sites.  MySQL can be backed up by any MySQL client.