What is a website?
A basic website is really a just document written in HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language). HTML is a set of "markup" symbols contained in a file intended for display on a web browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari). To create a website, you create an HTML file and put it on a computer that can be accessed by the Internet via a URL (Uniform Resource Locator), which is a global address for resources on the World Wide Web.
How do I make a website? (i.e. How do I create an HTML document?)
An HTML document is really just a text file which has embedded "markup" symbols. There are two popular ways to produce an HTML document:
How can my website be accessed via the Internet?
For any site to be accessed via the Internet that site needs a URL (Uniform Resource Locator) which is a global address for resources on the World Wide Web.
What is my URL?Every Eden and RCI user has their own URL. If your NetID is jqdoe then your URL for Eden or RCI is:
How do I make my website come up if someone goes to my URL?
Your RCI or Eden account contains directories. If you create a directory called public_html and put your HTML documents in that directory then anyone who goes to your URL will see your website.
How do I put my website (i.e. HTML documents) in my public_html directory on RCI/Eden?
If the page-to-be isn't already on your RCI or Eden account, use a Secure FTP client to copy it to your account. For information on how to do this please see this.
If your public_html directory does not exist you can create it by doing the following:
ls -ld public_html
If the protection does not read drwxr-xr-x, you should reissue the command
chmod 755 public_html
mv pagefile public_html/index.html
where pagefile is the name you've given the template while editing it.
If the protection does not read -rw-r--r--, you should give everyone read access to the file with the command
chmod 644 index.html
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