Personal Homepages

To create a web page, you must perform the following steps:

  1. Create a directory in your home directory called “Html”. All of the files that your web page must access must go in this directory. You can do this using the following command:
    mkdir ~/Html
  2. You must then create your first HTML file and place it in the file “~/Html/index.html”. To do this, you need to learn how to write in the HTML language. W3Schools has great free tutorials for learning HTML.

    W3Schools HTML Tutorial

  3. You must now make the path to your Html directory world readable. To do this, enter the following series of commands:
    chmod a+x ~/.
    chmod -R a+X ~/Html
    chmod -R a+r ~/Html
  4. The address to access your new page is, where USER is your login name. You should be able to test it now.
  5. If you add new pages and files to your ~/Html directory, you must make those pages world readable as well. To do this, enter the following commands:
    chmod -R a+X ~/Html
    chmod -R a+r ~/Html

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