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Your Home Directory

What is it?
This home directory is a personal file storage folder available to each employee. It lives on a server, and it can be used to save and back up important files.

How do I get to it?
Follow our instructions on the Connect to Servers pages.

What is the Public_HTML folder?
Any files you place in this folder will show up on a public website. The address for your website is, follwed by your HampNet ID and another slash(/). For example, if my username is kmmLO, my web address is Remember that anything in your public_html folder is available to anyone, on or off campus, so never use it to hold confidential information.

It can also be used to host a web page or website site: just create an HTML page named index.html, place it in this public_html folder, and this web page will load when people visit your link. You can use a web authoring software to do this, or even Microsoft Word. If you use a product such as iWeb on a Mac, you may have to use a separate secure copy program such as Fugu, which is installed on your Hampshire computer. 

Just remember, this home directory has a storage limit that is combined with your email account, and it's capped at 2.5 GB (gigabytes). Check your quota to make sure you don't go over.


Contact Us

Information Technology
Harold F. Johnson Library Center
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
Fax 413.559.5419

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