~/public_htmldirectory. For example, assignment #1 should go in a directory named
~/public_html/Lab1. To create this directory, go to a Unix shell window and give the command
welcome.html. (These files won't interfere with each other because they're in different directories).
welcome.html is the default document name for files on
the Geometry Center's Web server. It's a good idea to adhere to a
conventional file name for the main entry point for a collection of
files in a directory. This also means that users do not have to give
the full filename in the URL --- they just specify the directory name,
and the server looks for a file called
that directory. So, for example, the URL for your assignment #1 page
would be "http://www.geom.umn.edu/~yourlogin/Lab1/".
Some Web servers use different default document names;
welcome.html is the most common one, but before making
that assumption when installing a document on another Web server, you
should check with the site's webmaster.