In order to create your own home page, the first thing you need to do (if you haven't already) is learn the HyperText Markup Language (HTML), the standard language used by web browsers. A good place to start is The HTML Homepage or NCSA - A Beginner's Guide to HTML. If you need to see some practical examples, many are readily available. Simply view your favorite web page and choose the option View Source from the menu and you will be able to view the source code that directly produces the web page.
Once you have created your home page, you should name it index.html and do the following:
Having gone through the above steps, you should then be able to access your home page with a web browser with the URL http://math.ucr.edu/~username, where username is your login name.
- Make a directory called .www in your home directory. Use mkdir .www
- Change the permissions of the directory to allow HTTP access. Use chmod 711 .www
- Ensure that the permissions of your home directory are also 711.
- Copy all relevant WWW files (HTML code and graphics) to your .www directory.
- Change the permissions of all files in .www to 644. Use chmod 644 filename
- Change the permissions of all directories in .www to 711. Use chmod 711 dirname
- Use the command ls -l to check the permissions of your files and directories. You should see -rw-r--r-- on the lines with your files and drwx--x--x on the lines with your directories.