Activating Web Pages
In order for your web pages to become publicly available you must do the following:
Create a directory named "public_html" in the home directory of your account if one does not already exist.
Change the permissions on "public_html" to 711 to make it searchable (executable).
Create a main web page named "index.html" within "public_html".
Change the permissions on "index.html" to 644 (world-readable).
If you want to use server-side includes and cgi programs you must create a file in the directory "public_html" named ".htaccess" which contains the following lines:
AddType application/x-httpd-php .php .html
AddHandler cgi-script .py
AddHandler cgi-script .php
You can add other extensions to your files such as shtml, etc.
The website can be accessed from the world as http://www.cs.sonoma.edu/~yourCSusername
There are many online tutorials for developing web pages.