Create your home page
Check whether you have got a web account from
Technical Team. If not, please send an Email to
for an application.
FTP* to the machine "web.bm.ust.hk" using the account
provided. Then, at your home directory:
create a public directory called "web_html"
upload your web files, e.g. "index.html" to the folder
Your home page can now be reached at
*WS-FTP and FileZilla are recommended
How to use WS-FTP
Please read the pages here for more
How to use FileZilla
Coming soon ...
Execute CGI Script
All files with .cgi extension placed under your
public directory (ie. web_html) can be executed by the web server.
Where the paths for Perl are:
To set access restriction to your web directory, you can create a
under that directory using either of the following controlling issues:
You can allow or deny access according to the name of the machine
which is doing the browsing. This can be done at either the domain or
host name level. For example, you could set it up as any of the
HKUST machines only
SBM machines only
your own machine only
By user-defined user and password pairs .........................
For greater control, you can restrict access to a set of users, each
of whom must enter a valid username and password in order to look at
your pages. You create the usernames and passwords, and tell them to
your users to grant them access. These pairs of usernames and
passwords are completely separate from those used to access ITSC
general services, or any other account for that matter.
The usernames and encrypted passwords are put in a password file
which is managed by a utility called htpasswd.
If you wish to limit access to your Web directories to certain sets
of users, you can provide a group file, which prevents you from having
to repeatedly specify the same sets of users.
By WebLDAP Service (highly recommended) ...................(examples)
You can restrict access to those people who are with ITSC account via
"WebLDAP", a system that requires people to have entered a valid ITSC
userID and password in order to access your pages.
Access can be also restricted to anyone with a ITSC userID, or to
particular groups of ITSC userIDs you desired.