You can use your P Drive at the university to host pages that can be seen on the web by following a few simple steps.

  1. Go into your P drive and add the files you wish to share into the folder called “public_html” (this should be there automatically, if not, contact IT services.
  2. Check to see if the folder has a file in it called “default.htm”, if it doesn’t, then open notepad, create a new notepad file and save it as “default.htm” (note you must specify that you are saving as “all file types”. Put this file into your “public_html” folder.
  3. Go to the website http://personalpages.manchester.ac.uk/ and type in your surname and “Submit” (NOTE: Students names wont automatically appear when you click “Submit”, you have to wait until the next page, choose your “status” and then search again).
  4. Click your name
  5. You should see a link under “Homepage”, copy this link
  6. Add to the end of the link a “/” followed by the exact file name and file type. So for example, when linking to a file called “Instructions.pdf”; http://personalpages.manchester.ac.uk/student/Joe.Bloggs would become http://personalpages.manchester.ac.uk/student/Joe.Bloggs/Instructions.pdf (Note: when using folders in your public_html folder, you will need to specify the folder names in a similar fashion, ie http://personalpages.manchester.ac.uk/student/Joe.Bloggs/foldername/Instructions.pdf)
  7. This is the link to your document on the web, by pasting it into a web browser you should be able to connect to your document.
Using your P Drive to host a website