Personal Web Space
All members of the CSE department have a small amount of personal web space. This space can be used to setup a personal page to provide information about yourself and your research.
Setting up personal web space content
To set up your personal web space, you must log into the department home server your CSE account was provisioned on (csefast.ucsd.edu, csegrad.ucsd.edu or cseguest.ucsd.edu) via SSH. If you don't remember your CSE password, see the accounts/resetting your password page.
Once logged in, the files for your web page can be put in the directory /cse/htusers/CSE_USERNAME. At a minimum, you should set up an index.html file.
In addition to using SSH to set up files for your personal web site, you can also use SFTP. You may not use standard FTP to put files on your personal web space (campus network policy does not allow for the use of protocols that send passwords in plain text over the network).
Please note that you must set the permissions on your files so that they have "other" read permissions so that the web server can access your files.
Accessing personal web space from the Internet
The two primary ways to access your web space from the Internet are via the following URLs:
In addition to the above, you may run into the following variations:
- In place of www-cse, you can use www.cse, www-cs, www.cs. cse or cs
- In place of ~CSE_USERNAME, you can use users/CSE_USERNAME
- In place of http, https can be used
Programming in your personal web space
You may write small PHP programs and place them on your personal web site. The PHP programming environment is very limited. Only PHP 4 is available. Database services are not available for your PHP programs. If you need to do advanced application development, you should do this on research servers provided by your research group.