A personal homepage is your means of putting
your own information on the World Wide Web (WWW). La Salle University
provides all Students, Faculty and Staff with 7.5 megs of web
space free of charge. The links below will step you through the
process of establishing a web presence at La Salle.
- Setup Your Web Space
- Create A Web Page
- Transfer Web Files
- Review your Site
1. Setup Your Web Space
This process will initialize your personal web server space
and prepare it for public access.
- Windows ME/98/2k/XP
- Click the Start button, and select Run
from the menu.
- At the prompt, type telnet alpha.lasalle.edu and
- At the prompt, enter your Explorer Username (i.e.
Enter. Type your Explorer Password (i.e.
12345_smi). Press Enter.
- At the prompt, type the command create_webspace.
This will create the "public_html" folder where
your web page will be stored.
- For Mac OS X users - Refer
Telnet for OS X for how to establish a telnet connection.
Once connected, continue at step 3 above.
2. Creating A Web Page
A web page is nothing more than a text file written with special
tags that format the contents, point to other pages, and insert
images and sounds. The tags are called HyperText Markup Language,
There are a variety of ways to create a web page:
- There are many software packages, such as DreamWeaver and
Frontpage, that you can use for creating web pages.
These are called WYSIWYG editors
because you design your web page with little knowledge of the
code. Dreamweaver is available on limited computers in Wister
Lab. Frontpage is expected to be available in labs for Spring
2006. If you would like to purchase Frontpage for yourself,
visit JourneyEd.com and
select La Salle University. It is available at the discounted
price of $59.98
- Additionally, most word processing packages such as Microsoft
Word and Publisher, can save to the HTML format as
Click File --> Save
and select Web
Page (*.htm; *.html)
When saving, note that your personal home page should be called index.html. That
will make it the default file that is shown to a visitor to
your site. This page is the starting point for access to your
- For those coders out
there, you may create your web page using
a text editor such as notepad (windows),
simpletext (mac) or pico (unix). An example
of how your file should look:
When saving, note that your personal home page should be
called index.html. That will make it the default file
that is shown to a visitor to your site. This page is the
starting point for access to your Web pages.
Transfer Web Files
your webpages are complete, you can begin to transfer them
to your web space on Alpha. We will show you how to use the basic
FTP functionality in windows to upload your files. There are
other GUI FTP Clients available on www.downloads.com if
you prefer. For Instructions on setting up Dreamweaver and
Frontpage to publish your sites, see below.
- Click Site -> Manage Sites -> New...
- Create a new site and name it 'Personal Web Site' or
- Click Advanced. Enter in your information
similar to the picture below. For Username and
password use your default Explorer account (smithj1, 12345_smi)
- Click Test to check your account settings.
- Click OK to complete. More
Using Frontpage 2000/2002 to publish
your Web site
4. Viewing Your Web Site
The address, or URL
(uniform resource locator), used to
reach ~username/public_html/index.html would be http://www.lasalle.edu/~username/.
To access the other Web pages in your directory, you must
type the complete URL: http://www.lasalle.edu/~username/filename.html.