What can I do with i6?

Each i6 account is granted a home directory and a web directory.  Below is a section regarding these two components in more detail and how they are connected, but the general idea is that you can place your website pages and content into your web directory, and it will be accessible from the web.

How do I access my website?

Your website is accessible from http://i6.cims.nyu.edu/~NETID where NETID is your NYU NetID.  In order for this to work, you must have content in your web directory configured with the correct permissions.  See our Interact and FAQ pages for common permission-related commands and issues.

What is an i6 account?

An i6 account is a CIMS account which has limited access to CIMS resources.  Specifically, an i6 account can only access i6.cims.nyu.edu.  In reading our site and other documentation, you may find references to other services and servers such as access.cims.nyu.edu and compute servers.  These services are intended for use for graduate students and higher.  Should you continue on in your CS career here at CIMS and enter a graduate program, you will be granted access to these other resources.

i6 components: Home and Web directories

Your i6 account consists of two primary components: a home directory and a web directory.  When you connect to i6 through ssh or an FTP program, you will initially be looking at your home directory.  Your home directory is your scratch pad --- you may utilize this space to take notes, to experiment, to write programs, and so on.

You will initially have what appears to be a subdirectory in your home directory called "public_html".  For all intents and purposes, it is safe to simply consider this a subdirectory.  Those more familiar with Linux may recognize this as a "symbolic link" (commonly called a symlink) which simply *points* to your actual web directory.

See our FAQ page if you accidentally deleted your public_html symlink.