Here is some information on how to start building your own website on the
Harvard mathematics department server abel:
Assume your email address is "euler.harvard.edu".
If no directory 'www' exists in your home directory, login to your abel Unix account,
and create a directory with the command
cd; mkdir www;
Everything in this directory is visible from outside at
To fill content onto your website, open and edit a file 'index.html' in
the directory www or move a file there. In order to adjust permissions
so that your personal web page is accessible from outside, use the following line on Abel,
where "euler" with your login name.
cd; chmod 700 *; cd ..; chmod 711 euler; cd; chmod -R 755 www;
To get your page linked to the main department website,
drop a note to email@example.com"
The database to redirect your directory to your page.