Signing Up

3 simple steps to get you started with your own Create site

Choosing a Domain Name

To get started, you will need to choose your domain before you sign up for your personal account. Your domain name is really just a unique web address that comes right before create.stedwards.edu. For example, your domain name can be http:/your_domain_name.create.stedwards.edu.
If this is a class project, be sure to check how your instructor would like you to set up your domain name.

For more information about choosing a domain name

Signing up for your account

Signing up for your personal Create account is easy. Click on the startcreate on the Create homepage, and the site will prompt you to set up your personal account.

If you have having troubles, check here for the step by step instructions for signing up for your account

Introduction to cPanel Dashboard

Your Web hosting account on create.stedwards.edu is managed through a control panel interface called cPanel. cPanel is the web hosting control panel where you can see the tools that are available to you.

To log into your cPanel Dashboard, go to create.stedwards.edu and log in with your SEU username and password createlogin

Learn more about cPanel

Setting up a Website

Building a website on Create.stedwards.edu using HTML/CSS. Follow our step by step instructions.
Your domain will be http:/your_domain_name.create.stedwards.edu

How to Build a Website

There are various codes that developers use to build web pages. Use HTML for website page building, CSS for styling website pages, JavaScript for computer code, and files and databases for live data.

Most likely developers use the following:

        1. HTML for creating web pages.
        1. CSS for styling on the web pages
        1. PHP for making interactive web pages.
        1. JavaScript for computer code
        1. SQL, Http and AppML for fetch data

SEU Create is mostly used with HTML and CSS files for building web pages. Here are the most commonly used languages and their functionality.

HTML CSS PHP JavaScript
Markup language for describing web pages. Stylesheet that adds styles of a HTML  web pages. Scripting language that run on the server and can be used on pages that are written in HTML.  Adding computer code and program the behavior of the web pages to make them interactive, such as create pop-up or add effects.
indicate HTML document {color: blue ; font-size: 12px} the block contains many declaration and separated by semicolons PHP scripts are executed on the server. There are many different methods for JavaScript, one of many methods is getElementByID().
HTML is usually edited by Notepad (PC) or TextEdit (Mac), but there are many HTML editors out there, such as Sublime Text. Usually saves in external .css files. PHP can contain text, HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP code. Usually save as .php files. JavaScript can change, hide and show  HTML and CSS attributes.
A typical HTML file looks like this

HTML Example

A typical CSS file looks like this.CSS Exmaple A typical PHP looks like the following picture

PHP example

A typical JavaScript looks like the followingJavaScript Example
For more information about HTML, CSS, PHP or JavaScript, check out the resource page for recommended sites. 

File Structure and the File Manager

Web hosting is, at it’s basic core, files and folders on a computer that is connected to the internet and setup to distribute them. You can use the the File Manager to upload and download files to your account.

There are many other programming languages application you can use to bring your personal website, and you typically will interact with the web interface using installed applications. Many will start with HTML and CSS. Before you set up your HTML and CSS files, you need to be familiarize with the File Manager in your cPanel. Your cPanel will allow you to work directly with the files in your account.

Learn more about file structure and file manger

Once you are familiar with the File Manager, You can now directly interact with the files that are stored in your web hosting accounting.
Follow the below instructions to access your files through the file manager.

Learn more about your file manger

FTP information

One way to upload files is by using the File Manager that is part of cPanel. However, sometimes you’ll find it easier/necessary to use FTP, or File Transfer Protocol, to move files to the server.

FTP, the File Transfer Protocol, is a method that allows you to remotely move files to a Web server from another location – usually your local/personal computer. Using a pre-defined FTP account (with a username and password), you can configure an FTP client (a program you run on your computer that allows you to transfer files via FTP.)

Here are some of the FTP clients that you might use.

To get to your default FTP password, login to your Create St. Edward’s Site and for step by step instruction check here

Learn more about setting up FTP

Add a Content Mangement System, Wiki or photo gallery

Wordpress, Drupal, MediaWiki and more

Installing Web Applications

In the most general terms, a web application is a piece of software that runs on a web server. A web server is a just a specialized computer designed to host Web pages.

Learn more about the web application

Adding Plugins/Web Application on your blog

Learn the step by step instruction to install web applications using Installatron

Learn more about adding plugins using Installatron