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Creating Web Pages Print
Friday, 04 February 2005

web Personal web pages are available to all Maseeh College users.  It requires a UNIX account.  Even users who think they only have a Windows account actually have a shadow UNIX account (which is how they are able to use our mail systems).

All new UNIX accounts come with a public_html directory pre-made (with a default index.html file).  Any web pages you place under this directory are available to the web server. The path is ~/public_html and is accessible from windows as S:\public_html

You can use any text editor or the web design tool of your choice to create a web page.

You will need to take care to ensure that the file and directory permissions of the web pages you create are open enough for the web server to display them.  (This is made difficult by our default file permissions which are designed to protect your files and directories from prying eyes.) 

You can upload your web pages to:

(the system will access either your unix or windows password) or, if you have access to other CAT supported Linux/UNIX machines, you can copy them straight into the public_html directory from any of those systems.  We strongly urge users to use secure forms of file transfer, like sftp or scp for remote transfers.

You can also upload your web pages using the S: drive, see  the Documentation on the S: and U: drives for more details.

Web pages you create under your public_html directory will be visible under the URL:

If you find you do not have a public_html directory, you can create it yourself.  In UNIX, this implies:

  • Create a public_html directory in your homedir.
    Example: mkdir ~/public_html

  • Create the web pages you want to display to the world.
    Place them in your public_html directory.
  • index.html will be the home page.

  • Make sure permissions are set correctly. All files you wish to make available via the www must be world readable, and all directories those files reside in must be world executable.
    					chmod 755 ~/public_html
    					chmod 644 ~/public_html/index.html 


Do the Cat run web servers have php?

Yes, our webserver is currently running php version 5 with register_globals turned off.

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