How to create your own Web Page on Putnam Internet
Well, first things first..
Once you've done that, the next step is to create the pages, and get them
on our server. You can do this 2 ways..
- Remember our Policy regarding User Web Pages.
They should not be commercial,or designed to get massive amounts
of traffic.You could sign up for a Business account if you want one.
If you're drawing a disproportionate amount of system resources
with web hits,we may warn you or shut your page down.
- Then, Learn how to create your own
Web Pages using HyperText Mark-up Language (HTML).(see also the NCSA
guide link on our main page for the basics).
Many people will want to create their pages on their own computer using
some sort of web page authoring tool.Either way is fine, you just have to
take care of a few details.
- Create the pages on your computer, then upload them to the server, or..
- Log into the server, and create your pages there.
The public_html directory
This is the directory in your "home" directory, where your page(s) and
graphics will be stored. Once the pages are in place, they will be
If you create a page called "index.html", you won't have to put in the
whatever.html part, because "index.html" is your default home
Also, if you want to be listed on the "users' pages page" you
are best advised to name your page "index.html" to save us trouble.
Most people already have a public_html directory in their home
directory. If you don't, you have to log into your shell account, and
get to a shell prompt. You can do this by:
If you get a menu when you log into your shell account, then choose
"Shells" and pick a shell (bash is fine...and the default otherwise).
- Telnetting to PUT.COM.
- Dialing in with a modem, and regular terminal software, like
Procomm,Qmodem,HyperTerminal,or the like.
Make sure you use vt100 or VT102 emulation!
You will find yourself at a command prompt.
To create the directory public_html, simply type:
and hit enter.
Getting your stuff onto the server (and into public_html)
The next step is to get your info up to the server. As we said before,
you can either edit the files on the server, or you can edit them on
your computer, then upload them later.
To create them on the server, you must log into your shell account, then
go into the public_html directory by typing:
then hitting enter, at the shell prompt.
If you create them on your own computer, you can either ftp them to
your public_html directory, or you can upload them using your
terminal software, and Z-Modem, or some other file transfer
Testing Your Page
Once you have uploaded your page, you should be able to view it with your
web browser. As said before, your page will be referenced as:
If it is not showing up, make sure you check the following:
- You are entering the correct address.
- You are NOT using your PPP login as the "yourlogin" part. Your
PPP login ends with "ppp", your real login is your e-mail address
(minus the @put.com part).
- You have correct permissions on your public_html directory. See below
for more details.
Once you have the files in place, you must make sure that everyone is
allowed to read them. You must log into your shell account, and get to a
shell prompt. From your home directory, type the following:
chmod -R 755 public_html
And hit enter. This will make public_html and all the files in it, world
readable, meaning everyone will be able to see your pages.
This IS the default for a public_html,but it doesn't hurt to make
If you need more help, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org,
or check out theput.www newsgroup.
Last Modified: Dec 25th 1999