Getting Published on UHINFO
One of the many good things about having an ITS username is that you are allotted space to publish your own Web page. If you've been thinking about presenting to the public your master plan for world peace, or just want to share a little something about yourself, this is the place to start.
The first thing you must do is to create an index or default page. This is normally called "index.html" and is loaded by the browser when the URL (Web address) for your page is requested. A home page may consist of a single file (index.html) or may, as is often the case, consist of many files. These include subsequent text pages, graphic images, document files, etc. that are referenced from the index page.
There is a variety of page creation software you can use to create your home page. Essentially, if you use page creation software, you are creating your home page on a home computer and then uploading or publishing it to your designated Web space.
If you are creating a personal home page, the steps on the following link detail how to create a simple index page:
If you need to create a home page for your departmental, please review these documents:
Having a basic understanding of HTML helps too. These documents can assist you with getting familiar with HTML:
Once you have your index page and other files created, you need to upload (copy or publish) them to your Web space. For personal home pages on UHINFO, the URL to access your page will be of the form "www2.hawaii.edu/~username" but where the files need to go is in the "public_html" folder of your uhunix home directory. The easiest way to upload your files is to use a FTP program. ITS recommends using WSFTP for the PC and Fetch for the Macintosh. These programs are available on the ITS CDROM or are downloadable from the ITS Recommended Software list: IBM/Compatible PC Clients or Macintosh Clients.
Settings for your FTP program
Note: For Personal Home Pages, the Hostname can be any one of uhunix1-5.
Page Creation Software Settings
If you are using Frontpage, see publishing settings here:
Special Note Regarding Your ISP
To publish your page, you must upload your files to the ITS Web server from a computer that is "known" to our unix system. This is a standard security practice where our system will try to identify your connection.
If you are unable to upload your files, try it from a different workstation. Otherwise, write down the error message and send it to: email@example.com.
When you enter your URL (i.e. www2.hawaii.edu/~username or www.hawaii.edu/deptname) in your browser , by default, the page that gets served up first is "index.html". If that file doesn't exist, the server will look for welcome.html. The files get served in the following priority:
This means that if both index.html and index.htm exist, index.html will be the file that your browser loads.
Okay, well maybe you don't have something really important to say. Here are some tips on how you can improve the content of your page anyway.
After your page has been uploaded, view your page with a browser to see how it will look to the world. Personal home pages use the form: www2.hawaii.edu/~username and departmental pages use the form: www.hawaii.edu/deptname. If your page doesn't display, let us know and we can check it out: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Test your page with at least Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator. They display pages differently, sometimes very differently and in unexpected ways. Also, note that pages will display differently on PCs and Macs, and with older versions of browsers.
You will jeopardize your computing privileges by using your Web space for:
Familiarize yourself with the University computing policy:
Normally, we only investigate infractions after receiving complaints. However, do not underestimate how far reaching the eyes of the (self-policing) community are. We will always follow up on complaints. Just don't do it.
Have fun with your Web page. When it is ready to be viewed, let people know about it and let us know (email@example.com) so we can create a link to it on our personal home page listings:
For more helpful information, explore these links and don't forget the Web is an invaluable source of information.
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