If you follow these very easy steps, you’ll be able to upload your content to the student web hosting space on the USF server. Here’s what you need to do: [p.s. Click on images to make them larger]:
How to connect step-by-step
1.On your desktop, create a folder called myweb. This folder, as well as all the other folders and files that go online, must follow web naming conventions. This means you should only use lowercase and numbers, and NO capital letters, spaces or other special characters.
2. Place the files or folders you need to upload inside that folder. For instance, to upload a Soundslides folder called wheninrome, I’d place the wheninrome folder inside myweb folder.
3. Open Dreamweaver or any other FTP upload program.
4. From Dreamweaver’s top menu bar, choose Site>New Site.
5. Make the following settings:
- Site name: any name you’d like
- Local root folder: select the myweb folder
- Access/connection type: SFTP (secure FTP)
- FTP Host: ssh.myweb.usf.edu
- Host directory: public_html
- Username & Password: your USFID credentials
6. Once you type in the server and connection information, click the Test button to make sure it works. Hopefully, it will say it connected to web successfully. If it doesn’t connect, check your settings.
7. Once you connect to the server, in Dreamweaver, look for the Files window. If it’s not visible, you can activate it from Window>Files.
8. Click the connect to server icon, then select the folder or the files you need to upload, and select the up arrow to upload on the server.
If Dreamweaver doesn’t upload your files and gives you a permission problem, here is what to do:
1. In the Files Window, switch the view to Remote server so that you can see what files and folder were uploaded on the server.
2. Right click on your folder, and Set Permissions to 777. You must click the Execute All button.
3. Try uploading again.