Students and faculty have personal web space allocated to them on www2.potsdam.edu. This space is for personal use, subject only to the guidelines of the Acceptable Use Policy.
Users upload their work via Helios. A successful registration will place a folder called "web" in your home directory. Any files placed inside this folder will be publicly accessible via the web. For example, if user jsmith copies a file called index.html into this folder, it will then be viewable at http://www2.potsdam.edu/jsmith/index.html.
Your personal web space is an entirely separate quota from your helios home directory space and is limited to 50MB. Users will be warned if they exceed quota, and if action is not taken to free up space, they will be locked out of their web space.
You may check your quota anytime by visiting http://squirt.potsdam.edu.
This page is a small listing, with descriptions and implementation notes, of services we offer users of the WWW2 webserver. Please don't abuse these services. We are doing our best to make your web hosting as painless and easy as possible, but may have to restrict or remove services that are being abused.
If you create an HTML page in your webfolder called 'index.html' or 'default.html', that page will be what is displayed when someone just types in the base of your URL, for example 'http://www2.potsdam.edu/student00/' - Since no HTML page is specified, 'index.html' or 'default.html' is displayed instead.
You are free to use counters from anywhere on the Internet that do not require a banner or clickable link that generates revenue.
WWW2 also supplies a counter that can only be used on webpages linked off of WWW2. To use this counter, include an 'image' tag on your webpage like so:
The above statement creates a counter that looks like this:
Please note the three items after the '?' -- The first is a foreground (text) color, the second is a background color, and the third is the graphic format. Available colors are black, white, red and blue, and available graphic formats are PNG or JPEG. All colors and graphic formats specified MUST be in lower case. If no values are specified, a black text, white background JPEG will be created. The graphic will be 100x15, and will accommodate up to 10 digits at this width. 200x15 is also available by request for counters up to 20 digits.
This is a very simple, fast, secure counter, and offers only elementary falsification protection.
For web designers who want to design a webform that allows a visitor to send them an e-mail, we provide a custom webform. To use this form, you need to specify http://www.cgi.potsdam.edu/message.cgi in the "action" form area. You also need to specify at least the first 3 fields mentioned below - It is recommended that they are hidden fields, but you may do with them as you wish:
Any other form items you put on this form are okay (text boxes, checkboxes, radio buttons, etc.), and the results will be included in the e-mail when it is sent.
Where possible, we've made URL's case insensitive, however in some personal web folders, the case of your filenames is important when creating links, embedding graphics, and distributing URLs. It is recommended that you keep all web-accessible filenames in all lower case for the best/easiest access.