Web And Homepage
manages a highly available webserver
used for personal home pages
of the department.
Personal Home Page
Every member of the Department of Computer Science is entitled to a personal home pages
. The URL of your personal home page is
is replaced with your nethz
To edit your personal home page in a linux shell environment you can log in (via SSH) to the host
using your nethz
login and mail service
password. The directory public_html
in the home directory is the directory shown under http://people.inf.ethz.ch/user
. The index file name is either
The home directory can also be accessed via CIFS/SMB at \\fs.www.inf.ethz.ch\user
(more information here
). For publishing using publishing software we recommend to use SFTP
to upload your content.
Features and Limitations
You can use PHP5 and external databases. CGI
scripts are disabled.
You are limited to 1GB of storage
for all the files in your web home directory.
You may put up any content that is not in conflict with the BOT
on your personal home page.
We recommend that you put papers and important information related to your research on the website of the group or institute. Your personal home page will eventually be deleted while websites will typically last significantly longer.
The data is backed up daily. If you have lost files you can restore them from the snapshots
they can be accessed at /restore/user/
. The snapshots can also be accessed via the SMB share \\restore.www.inf.ethz.ch\user
(more information here
Your personal home page is automatically created when you start working at the D-INFK.
Your personal home page is automatically deleted when your nethz
account or its mail service
It is important that you keep reading mail going to your @inf.ethz.ch
address after you leave. You will be informed one month before your nethz
account expires and need to contact your IT Coordinator or isginf
if you want to keep your nethz
account and your personal home page.
Dedicated websites are available for research groups or projects. Contact isginf
to order one.
Domains other than
can be used. The hosting of the DNS entry at an external provider must then be organized by the website owner.
The lifetime of a website is currently not limited as long as it has an owner located at the D-INFK
. Websites are associated with a group. If the group is dissolved, e.g. because its professor leaves ETH Zurich, a new owner must be found.