Constructing a Calclab Web Page
To construct a Web page for the Calclabs you should follow the same general procedure as you would on other Unix servers. That procedure is as follows:
These instructions must be executed from a terminal window.
Create a directory named public_html under your home
- Make this directory and your home directory searchable:
chmod a+x $HOME $HOME/public_html -or-
chmod 711 $HOME $HOME/public_html
Create a new file in this directory named index.html.
This file is your home page, and will contain the HTML (HyperText Markup
Language) that will be displayed in the browser when people access
your Web Page. You'll also need to make this page and all other HTML pages
readable by everyone:
chmod a+r index.html page2.html page3.html
-or- chmod 644 index.html page2.html page3.html
Some Additional Help
- A sample home page is available to help get you started. You can save this sample as a starting place for your own in Netscape by selecting the "File" menu, then "Save As", then changing the name in the "Selection" box to a filename in your dirctory. Alternatively, you can view the HTML code directly from Netscape by selecting the "View" menu then "Source".
- HTML Tutorial is provided by W3schools. This document is a good starting place to learning HTML.
- If your page does not work, make sure you have the file index.html in your public_html directory and all of the file permissions have been set properly as outlined above. If none of these efforts work send a message to the mail address listed at the end of this page. You can also advertise your page as having the URL of http://calclab.math.tamu.edu/~username/.
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Last update: 27May2014