How do I get stuff on my site?
On the 'Create Homepage' menu item on the left, you can put in your userid and Name to get web space allocated for you.
You may notice though that once the site is created you don't actually have any content there, and so all the anonymous user gets when they go to your
url is a 'Forbidden' error.
In order to get content up to your web site for people to see, you must:
- Create the content. You can create the content using whatever web editor you like in any folder you have direct access to like
your N drive or on your home computer. Once you have some pages you're ready to display, you can use an FTP program to upload the pages
up to your student web site.
- Upload the content. While most any FTP program should work, AbsoluteFTP is provided on all of the campus computers. If you do
not know how to use an FTP program already, I reccomend you use one with a graphic user interface, as they are easier to use. The main concept
for these programs is that you make a connection to the web server and then copy your files through it from your machine to the server. There
are usually 2 panes, windows, or columns, one of which represents your computer and the other of which represents the folder on the server.
To make the FTP connection you would need to know the server name and sometimes the port, starting folder, username, and password.
You can usually drag the web pages from the window/panel/column of your local computer to the one that represents the stuff in your web site.
|Server Name: students.calu.edu|
|Starting Folder/Location: N/A (The ftp server recognizes your username and puts you in your own folder automatically)|
|User Name: This is the email address that was assigned by the university. |
|Password: It's the password that goes with your CALU email account.|
At this point the pages should be up on the web site named whatever you named them. For example, if you named your page 'mystuff.html' and
uploaded it, then it will be visible to the public at http://students.calu.edu//mystuff.html. If you want a particular page, like
your home page, to come up by default then name it 'index.html' or 'default.htm'. The web server knows to look for these and displays them if no
other web page was specified.