This article explains how to create and use your personal website account.
The main page in your directory should be called index.html. Do not name it index.html~, #index.html#, or index.htm.
In short, no. From a technical standpoint, this would not be a trivial task (this sort of thing, if not done properly, can lead to security holes, or even accidentally crash the server). Because we are trying to support a large number of users, we cannot start uploading programs for individual users unless there is a particularly compelling reason to do so.
Other web page creation programs (e.g. Adobe Dreamweaver, Microsoft Frontpage) should work with the home.uchicago.edu server, but we do not support their use.