Moving Files to Your Shared UW Hosting Directory
- On This Page
- Your Web Directory (public_html)
- Generic Transfer Settings
- Moving Files from PC/Mac/Linux (FileZilla)
Your Web directory lets you publish information on the Web. Putting a file in your Web directory makes it available to others via your URL address.
When you activate your Web directory, a shortcut called public_html is created in your home directory to make it easier to put files in your Web directory. Look for public_html when moving files to your Web directory.
Student Staff may have both a student_html and public_html.
|Generic Connection Settings|
FileZilla is an open-source FTP/SFTP client that runs on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and many flavours of GNU/Linux. FileZilla features powerful feature set, cross-OS compatibility, and is in active development. FileZilla can be found at the Tools for Safe and Secure Computing. After installation, refer to these directions to upload your files:
- Open FileZilla
- Type in ovid.u.washington.edu for host. If you are a student, enter in vergil.u.washington.edu instead.
- Enter in your NetID and password.
- For port, type in "22."
- Click on "QuickConnect." It may ask you for confirmation regarding the server. Accept the dialogue.
- Click on "public_html" on the right side of the window. This will open your public_html folder.
- Navigate to the file you want to upload using the left-hand side, and then drag it to the right-hand side.
If you receive a "permission denied" response in your Web browser after uploading a file, you may not have your permissions set correctly. See Setting Unix Permissions For Web Pages for help.