Students, faculty, and staff have 2 options for publishing personal
Information about both options is listed below.
- ITS Servers
Webspace is a file storage system provided
by Information Technology Services (ITS) to students, faculty and staff
at no additional cost. The system provides 1000 megabytes of disk space
that allows you to store copies of important documents (e.g. homework,
notes, papers, theses, dissertations, graphics). In addition to storing
private files, you may also use this space to publish a personal home
- Get an ITS user number
You will need a ITS computer account validated for UTS or AMS.
To open an account, or to get an existing one validated for one of
these machines, go to the ITS Help Desk in FAC. Bring your UT ID. For more
information, call the ITS Help Desk at 475-9400.
Note: Individuals can publish from several ITS computers, including:
Staff at the Help Desk in FAC can help you choose a system.
- Log in to UTS at
least once using SSH
Using SSH, log into the system you have chosen. You can change
your login name at that time. Names must be 8 or fewer characters.
- Learn basic system commands
UNIX users: Learn some basic UNIX
AMS users: see Window Services: Web
Publishing for instructions.
- Create your publishing directory
UNIX users: In your login directory, create a new directory
called public_html. To do so, type:
You will own and manage this directory. Put the files that you want
to publish in this directory or in subdirectories that you create.
Also, you must make your login directory and public_html directory
world executable, and you must make your public_html directory group
and world readable by typing these commands:
chmod o+x $HOME
chmod o+x $HOME/public_html
chmod go+r $HOME/public_html
Finally, all files that you put in public_html must be group and
world readable. To make them so, type this command in your home directory:
chmod go+r public_html/*
When you later add new files, reissue the command above.
- Learn basic HTML
- Put your files in your publishing directory
UNIX users: Create an index.html file. Put this file in your
public_html directory. Use the index.html file to organize your home
page, creating links to the other files in your directory.
If you create your HTML files on a Mac or PC, use Fetch or WS_FTP
to transfer them from your microcomputer to your publishing directory.
See instructions for uploading.
The server will automatically point to your index.html file,
serve the files you refer to there, and add you to the Personal Pages.
You can announce the URL (address) of your directory to friends and
colleagues. Your URL will be as shown below, depending on which machine
you publish from. The loginname will be the name you type
when you log in.