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How to publish calendars with the Web Disk feature

This article describes how to publish calendars created in Windows Calendar or Apple Calendar (iCal) to a web site using cPanel's Web Disk feature.

This article assumes that you have already created a Web Disk account in cPanel. If you have not already done this, please see this article.

Publishing a calendar in Windows Calendar

To publish a calendar in Windows Calendar, follow these steps:

  1. Start Windows Calendar.
  2. Right-click the calendar you want to publish, and then click Publish. The Publish Calendar dialog box appears.
  3. In the Calendar name text box, type a name for the calendar.
  4. In the Location to publish calendar text box, type one of the following URLs:
    • For an unencrypted (cleartext) connection, type http://example.com:2077, where example.com represents your domain name.
    • For an encrypted (SSL) connection, type https://example.com:2078, where example.com represents your domain name.

    For security reasons, A2 Hosting recommends always using a secure SSL connection when possible.

  5. To enable automatic updates to the published calendar, select the Automatically publish changes made to this calendar check box.

  6. Under Calendar details to include, select the appropriate check boxes for the calendar information that you want to publish:

    • Notes
    • Reminders
    • Tasks
  7. Click Publish. Windows Calendar connects to the web server.

  8. In the User name text box, type the username for the Web Disk account that you created in cPanel.

    The username is the Web Disk account username and the domain name (for example, [email protected]).

  9. In the Password text box, type the password for the Web Disk account that you created in cPanel.

    If you do not want to retype your Web Disk account password every time Windows Calendar connects to the web server, select the Remember my password check box.

  10. Click OK. The message Your calendar has been successfully published appears, and Windows Calendar provides the URL (hyperlink) to the published calendar.

  11. To send e-mail announcements to your calendar's subscribers, click Announce. If you do not want to send e-mail announcements, click Finish.

Publishing a calendar in Apple Calendar (iCal)

To publish a calendar in Apple Calendar (iCal), follow these steps:

  1. Start Apple Calendar.
  2. Right-click the calendar you want to publish, and then click Publish. The Publish calendar dialog box appears.
  3. In the Publish calendar as text box, type a name for the calendar.
  4. In the Publish on list box, select A private server.
  5. In the Base URL text box, type one of the following URLs:
    • For an unencrypted (cleartext) connection, type http://example.com:2077, where example.com represents your domain name.
    • For an encrypted (SSL) connection, type https://example.com:2078, where example.com represents your domain name.

    For security reasons, A2 Hosting recommends always using a secure SSL connection when possible.

  6. In the Login text box, type the username for the Web Disk account that you created in cPanel.

    The username is the Web Disk account username and the domain name (for example, [email protected]).

  7. In the Password text box, type the password for the Web Disk account that you created in cPanel.

  8. To enable automatic updates to the published calendar, select the Publish changes automatically check box.

  9. Select the appropriate check boxes for the calendar information that you want to publish:

    • Titles and notes
    • To do items
    • Alarms
    • Attachments
  10. Click Publish. The message Your calendar has been published appears, and Apple Calendar provides the URLs (hyperlinks) to the published calendar.

  11. To send e-mail announcements to your calendar's subscribers, click Send Mail. If you do not want to send e-mail announcements, click OK.