HSPH Biostatistics Computing

Personal Web Pages

There are two ways to set up a personal webpage. The first is through the HSPH Unix server, which will give you a page with the URL www.hsph.harvard.edu/~username (also www.biostat.harvard.edu/~username) where username is your Unix login. The second is through the HSPH Novell server, which will give you a page with the URL people.hsph.harvard.edu/~username where username is your Novell login.

For instructions on setting up a webpage through Novell, see the HSPH IT instructions and then send email to Jelena, as below, so that your entry can be added to the department list of personal webpages.


To set up a personal webpage on the HSPH Unix server:
  • create a directory "public_html" in your home directory, and ensure that all users on the system can access it (protections must be at least 711 [see "man chmod"] on this directory and your home directory, e.g., permissions of drwxr-xr-x will work; use the command 'ls -al' to see the permissions).
  • create a file "index.html" in that directory which is readable by anyone on the system (protections must be at least 644 [see "man chmod"], e.g., permissions of -rw-r--r--). A sample index.html file can be found in this directory (/usr/biostatistics/doc/html-www).
  • test your file using a browser pointed to http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/~username where username is your Unix login name. If this all works:
  • send email to Jelena Follweiler "jtillots@hsph" asking that your entry be added to the department list of personal webpages.
Note that looking at other's webpages is a good way to get template html - use the view source capability of the browser to see the underlying html.

This page is maintained by The User Assistants
Last updated: 8-14-2008