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Content Manager: Dana Allen and Loretta Bond

Personal details

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You are in control of the inner content (circled in red on the picture):

  1. Create a userdetails.html file in your ndrive/public_html/ folder (1)

All other details such as room number, phone number, title and one line profile summary will have to be edited by the Met admin. Please email any request to

(1) The userdetails.html file is pure html. Download an example (rename it userdetails.html)
You can check if the file is visible on the web under the URL:<yourUsername>/userdetails.html
If the file is not visible, look at the instructions here (last paragraph), or use the dedicated tool (Publish public_html) on RDS.

From Windows, access your Ndrive following instructions here.
From Linux, the easiest it to access your Ndrive from the web interface:

Note that for some “previous” users, the file may be hosted under their unix web directory, now available at /storage/silver/metweb/<username>/public_html/ and visible under<username>/userdetails.html

Personal websites

You can create your own webpages, immediately available at the URL:

This website is loading files located on your N-Drive, under the subdirectory /public_html. Read more…

Note: PHP can run on this server.

Project Websites

In Met, there are 3 ways for publishing projects on the web:

  1. Use the WordPress service ( Read more…
  2. Ask for a simple blog (WordPress blog: Read more…
  3. Use the Met apache web server ( This is usually useful for dynamically generated content (scripts, model outputs…). Files will be located under /storage/silver/metweb/.  Contact IT if you wish to publish some content here.


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