How do I install files in my public HTML directory?
All SEAS accounts include a
~/public_html/ directory for a
personal website in the account's home directory on ENIAC:
This example is for the username of victor:
Most files placed in this directory, including HTML, will be immediately available on the Web at a special URL (where username is replaced with the account name):
Warning: The file permissions must be set correctly for your web pages to be viewable. If you see an Access Forbidden! error, see How do I fix the permissions on my html directory and files? for help on setting your HTML file permissions.
Use a text editor, web authoring tool or static site generator to create
your web pages, then transfer them to the
public_html directory in
your SEAS account.
A good tutorial for learning HTML is available at w3schools.
Server Side Includes (SSI) are also supported for very basic dynamic content generation.
Note: Executable files that generate dynamic
content require CGI to be enabled for the account and
will not run on