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Publishing Your Webpages

In this tutorial, we assume you have already created your webpages and simply need to "publish" or deliver them to the web server.

Step One

Start your FTP or SFTP client (in our tutorial, we're using WinSCP3, but most stand alone clients are very similar.)

Web Publishing from Off-Campus Using WinSCP:
When you are publishing your website from off-campus you will be required to use a Secure FTP client capable of SSH.  One highly recommended client is: WinSCP4.


Step Two

You'll first be prompted to enter the details for your connection. Enter your username, password and host (server) name as indicated by your client. In our case, the information is all required on one convenient screen. Some clients will have a 'wizard' like interface where you enter your details one at a time.

You may use the tables below to determine the appropriate information based on your account.

For Student webpages:

Host: stu.westga.edu
User ID: Your Campus Pipeline User ID
Password: Your Campus Pipeline Password
Server Type: 

Use one of the following:

  • SFTP/SSH
  • SFTP (Allow SCP Fallback)
  • SFTP using SSH2

          
For Faculty, Staff, Departmental or Organizational webpages:
Host: sun.westga.edu
User ID: Your Email (sun) User ID
Password: Your Email (sun) Password
Server Type: 

Use one of the following:

  • SFTP/SSH
  • SFTP (Allow SCP Fallback)
  • SFTP using SSH2 

        
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Note:  If your client prompts you for a connection or profile name, this is entirely up to you. Many clients create 'profiles' for saving your connection details. Just be sure to name it something you'll recognize!

REQUIRED FOR STUDENTS and PUBLISHING FROM OFF-CAMPUS: Be sure to select the option to connect using a secure connection with SSH. In our case, selecting "SFTP" (Allow SCP Fallback) is the equivalent choice. (*Most FTP clients will display this as SFTP or something similar.)


Step Three

Click "Login" to continue. (Some clients will display a "Connect" button rather than "Login.")


Step Four

Your client should then connect and display a screen similar to the one below. Pay attention to the side by side windows. One will be a view of your local files (those on your harddrive) and the other will be a view of your remote files (those on the web server).

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Step Five

Double click on "public_html" to move inside this folder.


Step Six

Find your webpage files on your local drive in your local drive window. You can navigate to any directory on your local drive by using the Parent Directory Icon to move to higher directories.

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To move inside any directory, simply double click on the named folder.


Step Seven

Once you've found your webpage directory on your local drive, you're ready to upload your files.

Remember, on the web server, your web page directory will be the directory named "public_html." Be sure to upload the CONTENTS of your local webpage directory INTO the public_html folder. If you upload the folder itself, you'll be creating a subdirectory on your website. This would mean to access your files you would need to include the directory name in your url. For example: "http://stu.westga.edu/~username/mywebdirectory/."


Step Eight

Upload your files! Select your files and directories by clicking on them. You may select groups of files by clicking on one and holding down "SHIFT" to highlight from that file up or down. You can also hold down "CTRL" as you select specific files.

Once you've selected your files, simply drag them over to the remote side to copy them to the web server.

Be sure to upload ALL of the files linked to from your webpages!


Step Nine

Now visit your url to see your new website!

For Students
Your URL is:  http://stu.westga.edu/~USERNAME
    
For Faculty, Staff, Departments or Organizations
Your URL is:  http://www.westga.edu/~USERNAME