After you apply for Web space, wait three business days. You should then be able to transfer files to and from your Web directory. You can check to see if your Web directory has been created by opening the URL http://www.personal.psu.edu/ followed by your user ID, department's directory name, or course name, as in the following examples (substitute your user ID for "xyz123":
Example URL for personal home page: http://www.personal.psu.edu/xyz123/
Example URL for department home page: http://www.psu.edu/dept/departmentname/
Example URL for course home page: http://www.courses.psu.edu/art/art100_xyz123/
2. Select "New Connection" from the "File" menu.
3. In the dialogue box that appears, enter
Host Name: ftp.personal.psu.edu
To go to your personalspace, leave this field blank. The CAC provides personal home pages as a courtesy. You are welcome to alter the one we provide or create your own. Once you establish your connection, a window should appear showing your user ID and a directory/folder named www. Double-click "www". Inside you will see a file named index.htmlthis is your home page file.
To go to your departmental space, enter the following: /afs/psu.edu/services/www/dept/deptname/ (where deptname is the name of your directory).
To go to your course space, enter the following: /afs/psu.edu/services/www/courses/course/coursenumber_userID/ as in the following example: /afs/psu.edu/services/www/courses/hd_fs/hd_fs129_xyz123/
4. To work on your files, use the "get" and "put" functions of your FTP program to copy files to and from your directory. Edit your file with any text editor, HTML editor, or word processor. (If you use a word processor, make sure your file is saved as text onlywith line breaks, if that is an option.) We recommend that you continue to use the name index.html as your home page.
If you are on a machine that runs an AFS client, such as the Hammond UNIX machines (ptph or ptpo) or the Sun Cluster, you
can copy files directly into your Web directory without having to FTP. (Currently, you have to get an AFS token to do this on the
Sun Cluster, because they are in different "afs cells." The
command /usr/afsws/bin/klog userid -cell
psu.edu will give you a token, where "userid" is your Access Account user ID.)