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Creating a web site in your RStor (AFS) account


  1. All new accounts are created with a public_html folder with appropriate permissions to allow the web server on caligari to read it. Caligari is aware of all RStor accounts, so your URL would be http://caligari.dartmouth.edu/~USERNAME/
    If your account does not have a public_html folder, ask Research Computing for assistance.

  2. Create a top-level web page named index.html using any editor or web page creation tool. Don't try to log in directly to Caligari - just edit your pages on any convenient computer with AFS. Caligari is a protected machine in access group http_server, which is why you can give it permission to read your web files without making them truly public access.

  3. Each account also has a DartmouthShare folder, with access controls set to require WebAuth (NetID) credentials from anyone at Dartmouth. This makes for an easy way to share files with other Dartmouth users who do not have accounts on the shared storage, but without making them completely public. Automatic indexing is also enabled on this folder. The URL would be: http://caligari.dartmouth.edu/~USERNAME/DartmouthShare/

Caligari currently serves static HTML (.html) pages, server side includes (.shtml), PHP scripts (.php). There are significant difficulties with securing non-trivial CGI scripts which would want to modify files in AFS. Any file type may be placed in the DartmouthShare folder.

For additional information, see the general advice on Web sites for Dartmouth departments and Personal WordPress sites at Dartmouth


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Last updated March 16, 2018