Personal Web Space
Show off your web pages, but remember that material on your web pages should not violate the Mills College Computing Agreement or federal, state or local laws. Your pages are not part of the official Mills website and must contain a disclaimer to that effect.
Personal web pages are found at http://people.mills.edu. When you go to that URL, you will see links to students, staff, and faculty directories of all persons who have requested a web page. In many cases, these pages are still blank because their owners have not added any content to their web pages.
The first step is to request a personal homepage by contacting the Information Technology HelpDesk at 510.430.2005, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or submitting a request at helpdesk.mills.edu. You will be notified by email after a blank homepage has been created for you. Your name will also appear on the people.mills.edu directory page.
How Much Space do You Get?
Everyone is provided with 500 megabytes of storage. Your web space is part of the personal storage space that all members of the Mills community are granted on MyFiles, one of our network servers. You can use this space to store files, such as papers and projects you are working on. The contents of MyFiles are backed up weekly; if your data is accidentally deleted, please contact the helpdesk as soon as possible.
Adding Content to Your Site
All files related to your web pages (html, images, sound files) must be placed in your 'mywebpages' folder. You may begin editing your index.html file and creating new web pages at any time.
You cannot use cgi scripts in your website. However php is available for use in your web pages.
Web Page Editing Help
For those familiar with UNIX tools
When you open an SSH session to myfiles, you will automatically be taken to your home directory.
To explore the contents of your mywebpages directory, SSH to myfiles.mills.edu, then type these commands at the prompt:
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