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Personal Web Page at CISE

All CISE users are allowed to have a personal web page. When signing up for an account, all users agree to the Acceptable Use Policy of the Department. Users should reread that policy and pay special attention to the section on Web Pages in the University of Florida Acceptable Use of Computer Resources Policy.

This applies especially to Faculty and Staff pages. All Faculty and Staff who maintain or manage web presence should also carefully read our Privacy page.

You may want to read some additional information about creating personal web pages.

Hosting Options

In addition to personal user pages, Faculty have the following options for hosted content:

Research Space

Place files under their /cise/research/DIRECTORY/public_html/ directory. Files under these directories are accessible at //www.cise.ufl.edu/research/DIRECTORY/.


Setup a self-managed machine to host web content and ask the System Staff to open the HTTP port. The URL would look like: //SUBDOMAIN.cise.ufl.edu/.

Domain Redirect

Buy a domain and redirect it to your default research or user web space. The URL would look like: //www.DOMAIN.com/.

PHP scripts

Users are encouraged to write PHP scripts as an alternative to Perl to make dynamic web pages. Please read our PHP documentation.

Perl scripts

The use of Perl scripts to create dynamic web pages at CISE is allowed. Perl scripts are a security risk, however, and can have a negative impact on the Web Server. (Perl and PHP scripts have caused both the web server software to be unresponsive or stop working and have caused the entire machine to hang.)

To mitigate the impact that all CGI scripts could have on all Department web pages, users of CGI scripts must become familiar with the CISE CGI Instructions. Also, review our server specific information.

Server Side Includes (SSI)

CISE Web Server Information

Please read our documentation on using SSI on the Web Server.

Please review technical details about the Web Server and information about the computers running it, which includes how to access your error logs.

How to restrict web pages with htaccess

Information on using the htaccess file to restrict access to your web pages is included in the server notes.