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The webserver on ares is configured to look for a directory in each user’s home directory called
If this directory exists and is world-readable, then anything that is in that directory will become accessible
through the webserver.
Say the user
jstevens makes a directory called
/home/jstevens/public_html, and puts some files in it.
Anybody can now see those files by visiting the website
The webserver is configured to load the file
index.html whenever a directory is specified without a specific
web page; if a user wants visitors to see a webpage when they load their site, then they should make at least
this file. If this file does not exist, then the webserver will show a list of files in the directory.