This page explains how you can publish your own Web pages using your Pantheon
- Learn how to use Netscape, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mosaic, Lynx or
another WWW client program. You've probably done this if you've come this
- Learn the basics of "HTML" (hypertext markup language). There is an HTML
Primer, a Crash Course and a Quick
Reference Guide to help you get started. HTML is very simple and not as
unfriendly as the name suggests.
- For stylistic pointers, check out the C/AIM Style
- Create a subdirectory called
public_html in your
top-level Pantheon directory:
The directory must be named public_html so that the Web server
can look for data there.
- Optional:If you wish, you can set up an alias (usually
referred to as symbolic link) to that directory so that you can refer to
it with a simpler name:
ln -s ~/public_html html
would create a symbolic link to the public_html directory so that
you can refer to it simply as html (e.g. cd html instead of
- Create an html file called
index.html, with your desired
html text (the "index.html" document will be displayed by default when anyone
accesses your public_html directory).
- Make sure that everyone has "read" access to your files in public_html.
Make sure that everyone has "read" and "execute" privileges for the enclosing
directories. Your home directory itself will need to have at least
world-execute (search) permissions set. The following commands should do the
pantheon% chmod 711 ~ #set privs for home directory
pantheon% chmod -R 755 ~/public_html/* #set privs for html files
pantheon% chmod 755 ~/public_html #set privs for public_html directory
Again, any subdirectories you create in the future within public_html must
be at least world searchable or world readable and searchable (i.e. mode
711 or 755). Any files within publi_html must be world-readable (mode
- Your Web page(s) can now be accessed at
- Finally, if you wish to be included in the Gallery of Yale Personal Home Pages
send email to the
Master giving your full name, netid, and asking for a gallery link
to your home page.
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