More Web Publishing Information
There are two main options for creating a personal homepage on the Physics & Astronomy systems: your own set of pages in this wiki, or traditional unix “public_html” html files.
A Wiki is a web based content management system where simple text-base syntax is used to form titles, links, formatting, etc. Wiki markup is easier to learn and manage than HTML. You edit your page(s) right in your web browser.
The Personal Pages is an area for physics computing users where you can create your personal wiki page(s).
public_html is a special directory you create in your physics & astronomy home directory. Then you write regular HTML files and place them inside. This is the most basic and traditional way to create a website. We also support php and cgi so you can create interactive web applications and forms.
You need to store your web pages in a directory named public_html in your Physics home directory.
mkdir -m 711 public_html
This will create the directory with the correct permissions. If you created the directory without the correct permissions, you can set them using the command:
chmod a+x public_html
chmod a+x ~
Remember that all files you want to be accessible via the web must also be readable by all users. You can set the permission using the chmod command:
chmod a+r filename