All CIS students are given 10 Gigabytes of storage on the EOS system.  From this web space students may host personal web sites.  Our system serves pages from the users public_html directory, using an Apache server.  PHP is also installed for students wishing to write PHP scripts or to use frameworks for quickly developing apps.  Please note that hosting illegal or illicit content, as well as sharing copyrighted materials is not allowed, and sites found to be violating our policies will be removed immediately with no warning.

To host a personal site, make sure the public_html and your home directories are searchable by everybody. Use the following command to change the permissions:

chmod o+x ~
chmod o+x ~/public_html

Once the public_html directory is created, place your web pages into this directory. Make sure the permissions for the web documents are readable by others. Use this command to make all the files in the public_html directory readable by others:

chmod -R o+r ~/public_html

To access a users web page, the address is:

If the document is not included in this URL, then the web server will display a listing of the files in the user’s public_html directory, unless a default web page has been set up. To make a default web page, name a page Welcome.html, index.html, Welcome.shtml, index.shtml, or index.php. The web server will then automatically use one of these pages when a document is not included in the url.

Page last modified April 4, 2022