Personal WebsiteAll Purdue University faculty, staff, and students can set up and publish a personal website. A www folder and sample index.html file already exists in your Purdue Home Directory and can be accessed by following instructions found on the GoldAnswers self-help knowledge base.
For policies regarding content on websites at Purdue University, see Policy for Purdue Pages on the World Wide Web. For more information on career account web services, please see What is Career Account Web Services?
Accessing your personal website
To access your Purdue Home Directory:
- In an ITaP computer lab:
On an ITaP lab PC, your home directory is located on drive W in Windows Explorer. On an ITaP lab Mac, double-click the Macintosh HD icon to open it, then select your career account login to access your home directory.
- See How do I access my Purdue web space? for more information.
- From a personal computer:
- See How do I access my Purdue Home Directory from my personal computer?
See How do I get a www folder? for more information.
To edit your website
To edit your website, open the index.html file with any website editing software. Adobe Dreamweaver is available on all ITaP lab PCs. Adobe Dreamweaver is also available on all ITaP lab Macs.
About the web.ics.purdue.edu Web server
NOTE: This is a self-serve service. You are responsible for any content you post online.The following versions of software are available on the web.ics.purdue.edu web server: Apache 2.2.4, PHP, mod_perl 2.0.2, MySQL 5.0.45. If you recieve PHP permission errors, please see Why do I get PHP permission errors on my website?
The web server does not support ASP, VBSCRIPT, or FrontPage extensions.
For information about using HTML, see one of the following resources:
- W3Schools: http://www.w3schools.com/html/default.asp
- HTML Goodies: http://www.htmlgoodies.com/primers/html/
- HTML Code Tutorial: http://www.htmlcodetutorial.com/