Managing your personal web pages (

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Faculty and staff have the ability to create and maintain their own personal web pages. Your personal web page is your responsibility to create and maintain. All personal web pages are located at So, if your email is, your web page can be found at

Create an index.html file and save it in my_web_files

Navigating to online will look for and load the index.html file once stored in the appropriate location for your operating system. Store all your page content, such as files, images, etc., in the same location as index.html.  You will see a Forbidden message on your page if the index.html is missing.

Create a file called index.html and save it in the top level of my_web_files. You can access the my_web_files folder or directory on Windows, Mac, or Linux.

Access and store your personal web page content


Open the M: or Multidrive and find the my_web_files folder to store your index.html and other files. Note: You can connect to your M: drive from off-campus or from a personal computer.

Windows Explorer


Open the Multidrive and find the my_web_files folder to store your index.html and other files.

Finder Window


Connect to a Linux machine (instructions), such as, or use a Linux machine on-campus. Change directory to /local/my_web_files/yourusername to store your index.html and other files.

Terminal Window


Several resources exist to help If you have never built or maintained a personal web page. 

  • LinkedIn Learning faculty and staff of Michigan Tech have access to LinkedIn Learning. This is a great resource for helping build your personal homepage. 
  • 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.


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

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