College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Personal Web Files, Directories and URLs
Personal Web Directory Structure
Services offered your CLAS Linux environment include a web directory or folder that is accessible via machines managed by the CLAS Linux Group. You can create subdirectories or subfolders under your web directory, if you like. The web server will look in your web directory and its subdirectories for all your personal web pages, images, sounds, and other web-related files.
Accessing Your Personal Web Directory
On managed Linux machines, your web directory is accessible as /homepage/<hawk_id> where <hawk_id> is your HawkID.
You can also map your web space on non-managed machines, as the folder \\webedit.divms.uiowa.edu\homepage Adding files via the \\webedit\homepage share has the added benefit of automatically "publishing" your web page. The share permissions are on \\webedit automatically create files with 644 permissions and directories with 755 permissions.
Remote File Transfer
A third way to access your web directory is via remote file transfer.
Directory Index Files
If a web directory has a directory index file - a file named index.html, index.htm, index.shtml or index.php - then whenever that directory is accessed, the web server will display the contents of that file, instead of listing the contents of the directory. The directory index file in your web directory is your home page.
Accessing Your Web Pages
Each web page you create will have a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) that a web browser can use to access your page. The URL for your home page will be http://homepage.divms.uiowa.edu/~<hawk_id> where <hawk_id> is your HawkID. Other files and directories in your web directory can be accessed by appending the file name to the URL for your personal page. For example, if you are with the Department of Computer Science, you can access a file named filename in your web directory by using the URL http://www.cs.uiowa.edu/~hawk_id/filename.