Penn State Personal Web Server
The purpose of www.personal.psu.edu is to provide web hosting services in a unified place for Penn State departments, organizations, faculty, staff and the general student population. Note that www.personal.psu.edu was transitioned to linux on January 5, 2017.
As of June 20, 2018, HTTPS (SSL/TLS) has been enabled on personal.psu.edu and www.personal.psu.edu. HTTP is NOT being redirected at this time; both protocols coexist. Please check your CGI and pages for hard-coded HTTP URLs and switch them to HTTPS.
Using Penn State Personal Web Space
These services let you use your PASS space to serve content via HTTP.
- Apply for Web space on personal.psu.edu.
- Use server side includes (SSI) to include files or dynamic content in your web pages.
- Serve your content securely using SSL on protected.personal.psu.edu
- Test your CGI on test.scripts.psu.edu.
- Serve PHP scripts via the Penn State PHP Web Service (php.scripts.psu.edu).
Penn State Resources and Documentation
- Use PASS Explorer to modify permissions on your files.
- Pass Utilities
- Personal Web Space FAQ
- Use supported CGIs in your web pages.
- Learn how to make web pages accessible for users with different disabilities.
- Penn State Policy on Web Page Design
Other Hosting Options
Departments and Penn State Units
Departments and other Penn State units can use Virtual Web Hosts service to use a URL like http://NAME.psu.edu/ where NAME is a name related to the department or unit.