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Personal Websites - Creating and Using Your Account

This article explains how to create and use your personal website account.

Claiming your space

  1. To set up your webspace, please visit the following agreement page and complete it.
  2. The URL for your new web page is
    • Note: the tilde (~) must precede your CNetID in your URL; the tilde is a permanent part of your web address.
  3. Next: time to upload some content! Check out how to upload for:

Deleting your space and pages

To remove your space, please visit the following removal page and complete it.

What should I call my home page?

The main page in your directory should be called index.html. Do not name it index.html~, #index.html#, or index.htm.

Can I make a log file for my web page?

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.

Can I use Dreamweaver to upload and manage content on my home page?

Other web page creation programs (e.g. Adobe Dreamweaver, Microsoft Frontpage) should work with the server, but we do not support their use.

Keywords:web pages sftp webspace   Doc ID:15886
Owner:Paul B.Group:University of Chicago
Created:2010-11-30 18:00 CSTUpdated:2013-10-18 10:54 CST
Sites:University of Chicago, University of Chicago - Sandbox
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