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Webpage Setup Overview

Students, faculty, and staff can create and develop their own personal home pages on the Texas State computing system.

Disclaimer Requirement

Your personal home page file (typically named index.html) must contain a required hypertext Official Texas State Disclaimer link as follows:


When you modify or replace your home page, this reference link must be in the new version or file.


Home Page URL

Your personal page can be accessed by other users with the URL:


For example: If your Texas State NetID is wb12345:



Naming Your Files

When developing personal webpages, it is best that the file names not contain spaces or other non-alphanumeric characters such as slashes or backslashes, have no more than one period and have some type of extension such as .htm, .gig, or jpg. Also file names are case sensitive, so it is best to use all lower case letters in the file names of your webpages.


Problematic Valid
bill bryson.htm billbryson.htm
rick&jane rick-jane.htm
joe.johnson.htm joe-johnson.htm
beautiful sunset. beautiful-sunset.png


Creating Your Personal Web Directory

First, access your personal Web directory by clicking the link below and logging in with your NetID and password.

Create Your uWebPersonal Web Directory


Updating Your Webpages

You will create and develop their webpages locally on a Windows or Mac workstation and then use a SFTP client to upload the files to your personal website.

For instructions on how to use a SFTP client with a Texas State webpage: