Managing your Personal Webpages (Pages.mtu.edu)

Faculty and staff have the ability to create and maintain their own personal homepage. Your personal webpage is your responsibility to create and maintain. All homepages are located at http://pages.mtu.edu/~accountname. So if your email is bob@mtu.edu, your web page can be found at http://pages.mtu.edu/~bob.

Training

Several resources exist to help If you have never built or maintained a homepage. 

  • LinkedIn Learning faculty and staff of Michigan Tech have access to LinkedIn Learning. This is a great resource for helping build your personal homepage. 
  • W3Schools.com tutorial on how to write a website in HTML
  • W3Schools tutorial on CSS—A more advanced website can use CSS for a consistent style across all pages.

Tools

A code editing software will help while designing your homepage. Michigan Tech IT does not endorse any particular code editor, but there are many to choose from. Available options include free versions such as:

Where to store and access your homepage content

To begin, you need to save your personal webpage as "index.html". Navigating to http://pages.mtu.edu/~(your_accountname) online will load the "index.html" once stored in the appropriate location for your operating system. Store all your homepage content, such as files, images, etc., in the same location as index.html.  

Windows

To access your personal website via the Windows operating system you will need to use the Multidrive (M: drive). The "my_web_files" is where you will need to place the index.html file.

Windows Explorer

Another method is by using a login server like "login.mtu.edu". Your web files are accessible from /local/my_web_files/[accountname] when logged into a login server.

Putty Login

Mac

To access your personal website via the Mac operating system you will need to use the Multidrive. Place the index.html file in "my_web_files". 

Finder Window

Another method is by using a login server like "login.mtu.edu". Your web files are accessible from /local/my_web_files/[accountname] when logged into a login server.

Mac Terminal

Linux

To access your personal website via the Linux operating system you will need to use a Linux login server. Your web files are accessible from /local/my_web_files/[accountname] when logged into a Linux login server.

Terminal Window

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Article ID: 53192
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