Publishing Your Site

After you have authored your html documents, you need to move them from your local machine up to a web server. You can do this using an SFTP (SSH Secure File Transfer Protocol) Client.

A link to download a copy of an SFTP Client can be found in Software Suggestions.

Using a Mac

This example uses “Fetch”, an SFTP client available from http://fetchsoftworks.com/fetch/ , but most graphical file transfer programs work the same way. If the program requests a port number, use 22 .

  1. Open the application to see the following window. Enter the address of the server/host you are connecting to (this information was supplied in your welcome email), your username, and your password.The “Connect using:” menu MUST be set to SFTP.
    Screenshot of Fetch
    Click “Connect”
  2. The resulting window shows all of the file/folder(s) on the server to which you just connected. Locate the directory you would like to copy the file(s) to in the server window.
  3. Select the file/folder to move from your computer and drag into the server window (to select multiple items at once hold down the apple key and click on the different files/folders)

To copy a file from the server to your computer, locate the file/folder(s) you would like to transfer in the Fetch window, select it, and drag from the server window to your desktop.

A free file transfer program that works on OS X, Windows, and Linux is FileZilla, available at http://filezilla-project.org .

Using Windows

  1. Open the application “SSH Secure File Transfer Client.” If you do not have a copy of the application, you can get it from http://www.ess.neu.edu/ssh-client
  2. When the client is open, you will see the following window:
    Screenshot of SSH Client
    The left side of the window shows what is on your computer, also known as the local system. Once you’ve logged in, the right side will show what’s on the server, also known as the remote system.
  3. From the file menu, select quick connect to connect to the server. Another window will pop up asking for a Host Name and User Name. Type in nuweb[THE NUMBER OF YOUR NUWEB SERVER].neu.edu for the host name and your username to access the server. Click connect and a third screen will appear, asking for your password. Enter your password and click ok.
    Note: It is possible that two error messages will appear after you initially connect to the server, it’s ok just click yes to both and continue to the server.
  4. Locate the files you are attempting to transfer in the left column of the screen (the local system where the file(s) are located). The file(s)/folder(s) should now be visible in the left column.
  5. Locate the directory you would like to send them to on the right side of the screen (the remote system-your webserver-where the directory is located). You should now be inside the directory where the files will be transfered to in the right column of the screen.
  6. On the left side, click the file(s) you would like to transfer and drag them over to the right side (to select more than one file hold ctrl and click on the separate files). Once this is completed, your file(s) will be successfully transfered.

If you want to transfer file(s) from the server back to your computer, follow the same steps, but copy the files/folders from the right to the left instead.