Setting up a personal website at UCLA
There are several services at UCLA that allows students, staff, or faculty to set up personal websites.
Bruin OnLine (BOL) webspace:
Your BOL account (which is the UCLA school-wide username and password that all UCLA people have) comes with 100MB of webspace for you to use. For details, see this page . The address of your website will be of the format http://yourUCLAusername.bol.ucla.edu/. You do not have the ability to run your own server-side scripts on this webspace.
The FTP uploading method that they describe is sometimes difficult to set up or inconvenient to use. An easier way to upload files to your BOL webspace is through the BOL webmail interface. If you log into your BOL webmail , and then click “File Manager” on the left menu, you now have a web interface to access your BOL webspace, and can upload, rename, delete, or otherwise manage the files on there just like you can do through the FTP method.
SEASnet (Engineering school computer system) webspace:
If you have a SEASnet account (all Engineering students, staff, and faculty, and students who are taking engineering classes are eligible for a SEASnet account), then you can set up a webspace on your SEASnet account file space. For instructions, see this page . The address of your website will be of the format http://www.seas.ucla.edu/~yourSEASusername/. I believe that you also do not have the ability to run your own server-side scripts on this webspace.
Many departments have their own computer account systems that they offer to their members (especially for grad students and faculty). Typically, if these are Unix/Linux clusters, they run a web server that allows you to put a special folder in your home directory (like “www” or “public_html”) that will be accessible from something like http://whatever.ucla.edu/~yourusername/. Check with your department for more information. The individual department systems are too numerous to list here.