Course Web Hosting

Every faculty member has department hosted webspace available for coursework. You can reach this by enabling the 'public_html' directory in your ECE-LRC home directory and surfing to:

http://users.ece.utexas.edu/~(your_username)

By enabling your ECE-LRC webspace, you agree to follow The University of Texas at Austin's Acceptable Use Policy.

Setup

Note: For the commands and URLs listed below, replace the text "username" with your ECE username.

Enabling your ECE webspace is very simple, just follow the steps below:

  1. Log onto an ECE LRC Linux Server. If you are unsure of how to do this, please see the Accessing the Linux Remote Environment documentation.
  2. Create a directory named "public_html" in your home directory.
  3. Change Permissions. Your home directory must be world executable. All directories under and including "public_html" must be world readable and world executable. All files under "public_html" must be world readable.
  4. Add Content. HTML files should end in a ".html" extension.
  5. View your content by going to the location: http://users.ece.utexas.edu/~username

To create the "public_html" directory and set your permissions correctly, you can use the following commands:

mkdir ~username/public_html
chmod o+x ~username
chmod o+rx ~username/public_html

Adding Content

Now you are ready to add content to your webspace. Whenever you add a file, you will need to make sure the file is world readable. You can do so with the following command:

chmod o+r ~username/public_html/myfile.html

To set the permissions on all your files in one fell swoop, you can use the chmod command with the recursive (-R) option:

chmod -R o+r ~username/public_html

Whenever you add a new directory, you need to make sure it in world readable and world executable. You can do so with the following command:

chmod o+rx ~usernam/public_html/mydir

Tips

Here are a few helpful links for creating web pages: