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Web - Managing Personal Websites

To manage a personal website on your J drive.

Web - Managing Personal Websites

The basics

There are numerous resources available for faculty, staff, students, and other UW-Platteville stakeholders who wish to publish personal web pages at no cost, including the following:

J Drive

To manage a personal website on your J drive, create a subdirectory (folder) in your J drive. Name the subdirectory public_html so that the web server can find it. Then all files in that subdirectory will be accessible at https://people.uwplatt.edu/~username/ (where "username" is your NetID), including HTML files, image files, JavaScript files, etc. Make sure the HTML file for your home page is named index.html so that the web server knows it is the default page.

More Details

If you're logged in on a UW-Platteville computer:

  • Open up "My Computer" on a PC or "Finder" on a Mac.
  • Open up the J: drive.
  • Create a new subdirectory (folder). Name the new subdirectory public_html so that the web server can find it.
  • Save your HTML files, images files, and other web resources, in the public_html subdirectory.
  • Make sure the HTML file for your home page is named index.html so that the web server knows it is the default page.

Access your Home Page

Just go to https://people.uwplatt.edu/~username(where "username" is your NetID). By default, the index.html file in your public_html subdirectory will be served to your web browser. If you specify additional path information, like https://people.uwplatt.edu/~username/page2.html, the web server will serve a different page to your web browser-page2.html in this example.

If you have questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 608.342.1400 or helpdesk@uwplatt.edu.  You may also visit the Help Desk on the first floor of the Karrmann Library.




Keywords:web j drive people   Doc ID:85204
Owner:Sean M.Group:UW Platteville
Created:2018-08-24 13:52 CDTUpdated:2021-05-18 12:50 CDT
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