If you would like to create a personal home page, you can do so without any involvement with Technical and Information Services. While the majority of Rensselaer at Hartford's readers will be Rensselaer faculty, staff or students, providers should be aware that their information can and probably will be read by people outside Rensselaer as well.
Steps to Becoming an Information Provider at Rensselaer at Hartford:
- Create a directory in your Unix home directory or H: drive and call it pub_html. This directory will be used to store all your public html files. Also, be sure that the permissions on the pub_html directory allow others to access (read) this directory.
- Create or convert your files or documents into HTML (hypertext markup language).
- Put your html files on-line in the pub_html subdirectory (created in step 1). Again, be sure that these files are readable to others. If you are unsure about the permissions or changing permissions on the files please contact Technical and Information Services by emailing us at:
- Name your main or opening page index.html. This file is the default file viewed when a person wants to access your home page. NOTE: Due to MSDOS/Win3.1 naming restrictions, MS-DOS or Win3.1 users will need to call this file index.htm if they wish to edit the file from their networked PC.
- Your home page has the address http://www.ewp.rpi.edu/~userid where userid is your network login id. For example: if your login id is smit3456 then your home page address is http://www.ewp.rpi.edu/~smit3456
- You can request that the webmaster add your page to the faculty or student home page index on www.ewp.rpi.edu/hartford by sending email to webmaster-request.
- Please be aware that certain web features such as user developed forms, cgi scripts and server-side includes are not supported due to resource and security issues.
- That's it! If you need advice for any of these steps, please send e-mail to . A member of Tech Services will be happy to meet with you and help you.
More Information at the RPInfo site
It may be useful to read the online Web Publishing at RPI pages located on the Troy campus website (listed under the Accounts Tab). There are several introductions and tutorials on HTML, Netscape, Web Graphics, Image maps and much more.