Updating Your Web Site in Shared Hosting

This page contains information about publishing pages in the shared hosting environment.

Please e-mail webmaster@georgetown.edu with questions.

How Do I Publish my Web Pages?

The shared-hosting Web servers use the Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) to publish files to your Web space. User- or department-specific configuration information will be e-mailed to you when your Web space is first created or you are granted publishing rights. You will need this information to connect to your Web space using an SFTP client.

This page contains a list of SFTP clients that have been UIS-tested, and can successfully connect to our Web environment so you can publish pages. If your SFTP client is not listed, then UIS can only provide best-effort support in regards to troubleshooting connectivity problems.
 

File Transfer Software

File transfer software allows for you to upload and download files to your Web space.  There are many free SFTP clients you can choose from.  FileZilla will work on windows or Mac;

  • FileZilla is a file transfer software program that can be used to connect to the servers via SFTP. There are versions available for both the Windows and Mac platforms. You may download the client for free from FileZilla. The How to Use FileZilla tutorial gives step-by-step directions for connecting to Georgetown's servers using FileZilla.

Other SFTP clients include:

File Permissions

The configurations to connect to the static server are as follows --
For units:
host: webvm-1.uis.georgetown.edu
protocol: sftp
port: 22
path: /units/"name"/

For students:
host: webvm-1.uis.georgetown.edu
protocol: sftp
port: 22
path: /student/"netid"/

For faculty:
host: webvm-1.uis.georgetown.edu
protocol: sftp
port: 22
path: /faculty/"netid"/

If you need more information on how to configure the various versions of SFTP client for a Linux server, please see the documentation by Indiana University here: http://webmaster.iu.edu/tools-and-guides/maintenance/chmod-ftp.phtml.