Image Sources

Licensing & Copyright

Each image you find at the sources listed below may have specific requirements for it’s legal use. Academic use does not equal FREE use. For example, the owner may require payment, a link back to their site, or attribution to the photographer. Please read the license agreements closely for all images you acquire online.


University of IdahoUIDAHO Images


Getty Images Other Sources

Getty Images
may be embedded on your site by copying & pasting the image’s embed HTML (click Getty's Embed Button). See “Terms of Use“.

Morgue File
Public Image Reference Archive.

Free Public Domain Photo Database
Even though most of these images are in the public domain be sure and read the license with each to make sure there aren’t any restrictions.

NOAA Photo Library
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Photo Library.

Remote Desktop Connection

Overview

Microsoft’s built-in Remote Desktop Connection can be used to remotely operate a computer from another location, allowing you to complete most tasks as if you were actually sitting at the other computer. Included in this post are instructions on how to remotely connect from one computer to another. For example, you may want to connect to your work or campus-based computer from home.

Step 1) Allow Remote Access (On-Campus Computer)

First, login to the computer you want to connect to. This may be the computer located in your office on campus, for example.

  • Click on the Start Menu.
  • In the Search field type “allow remote access“.
  • Click on Allow remote access to your computer.

  • On the Remote tab, under Remote Desktop click either of the Allow connection options. The second option will only work on Windows 7, the first option will work with most operating systems.
  • Press OK to save your settings.

  • Go to www.whatsmyip.org to locate your computer’s IP Address.
  • Take note of the IP Address number. You will need it to connect.

Step 2) Start Remote Desktop Connection (Off-Site Computer)

In order to connect to your campus computer from an off-campus location you first need install and run the UIDAHO VPN client. Please follow these instructions provided by ITS Support:

Once you have the VPN client running on your computer:

  • Click on the Start Menu.
  • In the Search field type “Remote Desktop“.
  • Click on Remote Desktop Connection.

  • Enter the IP Address of the computer you want to connect to.
  • Press Connect.

  • Enter your Username and Password to login to the computer you want to access.
  • Press OK.

  • You may receive a Security Certificate warning, press Yes.
  • You should now be connected to the other computer’s desktop, and can do most functions as if you were on that computer.

TIP: Improve Performance

Depending on your internet connection speed, you may want to improve the performance of your Remote Desktop experience. Here’s a tip:

  • Before pressing Connect when starting a Remote Desktop session, click the Options button.
  • Then click the Experience tab.
  • Uncheck most, if not all of the options under Performance.
  • Then go back to the General tab, enter the IP address, and press Connect.

This should improve the performance of your remote desktop session because the visual elements, such as background graphics, won’t have to be displayed.

Is Dreamweaver right for me?

Dreamweaver
Dreamweaver is used by Web Design and Developer professionals worldwide. That said, it does have a bit of a learning curve. If you’re looking for an easier tool, try Weebly or WordPress.

Dreamweaver is a full-featured Web editing solution for use with the UIdaho Academic Web space (www.webpages.uidaho.edu/sitename). Adobe® Dreamweaver® software empowers designers and developers to build standards-based websites. Design visually or directly in code. Dreamweaver is compatible with a full suite of Adobe products. Contact the University of Idaho Bookstore for information on pricing.

Note that password protection for Web content is not offered as a service through the UIdaho Academic Web space.

Get started in Dreamweaver

Overview

This tutorial covers the basics of editing your web content using Adobe Dreamweaver. It assumes your computer is located on the University of Idaho campus. See the Off-Campus FTP Instructions for other locations.

Adobe Dreamweaver software aids in the creation and maintenance of Web sites stored on the UIdaho Academic Web space (http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/sitename). This product is offered for both the PC and Macintosh platforms.

Note that password protection for Web content is not offered as a service through the UIdaho Academic Web space.

Need a NEW Web space? Contact the ITS Help Desk

Step 1) Locate Your UI Web Site

If the URL (or location of your Web site) follows the general format of http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/sitename then it is located on the UIdaho Academic Web space. This space should already be mapped for you if you are a campus faculty or staff. Locate your UI Web site:

  • Go to My Computer
  • Go to your S: drive shared space on files.uidaho.edu
  • Go to webpages folder
  • Go to your sitename folder

ATTENTION: Take note of this location for Step 3 below. If you don’t see a webpages folder listed under your S:drive or elsewhere on your computer, please read the help on connecting to your Academic Web site [Windows or Mac].

Need Off-Campus help instead?
See the Off-Campus FTP Instructions to access your web from an FTP client.

Step 2) Purchase Adobe Dreamweaver

Step 3) Connect Dreamweaver to the Web Site

  • Open Dreamweaver
  • Choose Site > New Site…

  • Under Site tab
    • Enter your website’s sitename
    • Set Local Site Folder to S:\webpages\sitename
      Exact location of this folder was identified above in Step 2

Step 4) Basic Editing with Dreamweaver

  • Open Dreamweaver
  • Use the Your Site pulldown under the Files palette to select and load your site
  • Your site’s files will be listed on the right side of the screen
  • Edit a Web page by double clicking on it from this list

  • Edit the page content (using the formatting tools at the bottom of the screen, as needed)
  • Select File > Save to save the changes
  • Select File > Close to remove a file from the editing window

Step 5) Edit Font Styles in Dreamweaver

Editing fonts in Dreamweaver beyond simple ‘Bold’ and ‘Italic’ involves creating a named style specifying a font’s specific color, size, and typeface. These styles can then be applied to text throughout your Web site. A style’s color, size, and typeface specifications may be modified by you, at which time all text attached to that style will automaticially take on the modified look.

Apply a Style

  • Click on HTML icon in the lower left hand corner to switch to the HTML properties view
  • Select your desired text in the edit window to highlight it
  • Modify the lookof the highlighted text by doing one of the following:
    • Clicking on the Bold (B) or Italic (I) icons
    • Clicking on the ordered or unordered list icons
    • Adding or removing a Blackquote (indent) (by clicking on the appropriate icon)
    • Identifying your text as a heading by choosing a Format option
    • Selecting one of the styles from the Class pulldown list
    • Create a new style by following the instructions below

Create a New Style

Create a new style when you need to specify a unquie color, size, and typeface not already available from the Class pulldown list.

  • Select your desired text in the edit window to highlight it
  • Click on the CSS properties icon in the lower left hand corner to define a new style
  • Make a change to one of the options in the Formatting Tools area

  • Dreamweaver will immediately ask you to create a New CSS Rule (i.e. style, selector)
  • Name the selector
  • Select your style sheet from the pull down list or create one by selecting New Style Sheet File option

  • If new, give it a name of styles.css and press Save

Edit a Style

  • The Edit Rule button allows you to add or remove features from the styles you create. This button becomes available when you click on text or images that have a style attached to it.

  • Make the desired changes to the style
  • Click OK to apply the changes

Step 6 ) Support & Resources

Site Usage & Statistics

BbLearn StatisticsBbLearn

The BbLearn Grade Center allows you to view various statistical information related to a grade column and any user. You can also view statistics specific to a test question, student activity with your course, and general content usage.
» Learn More

Standard Web Site Usage StatisticsGoogle Analytics

Use Google Analytics to learn how visitors actually interact with your standard public Web site. You’ll be able to view reports and generate graphic visualizations of visitor traffic. Prioritize your site design improvements based on the content your viewers use most.
» Learn more

WordPress Site Usage StatisticsWordPress

WordPress has a built in “Site Stats” tool available under every WordPress.com site’s Dashboard. Here you can learn which posts are popular, what people are searching for on your site, who’s linking to you, etc.
» Learn More

UIDAHO Academic Web space

University of Idaho Academic Web SpaceThe University of Idaho provides every faculty and staff member academic web space upon request. Read the ITS Help Desk Web pages to learn more about posting your files to your Academic web space (S:\webpages). Your web address will be formatted similarly to  http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/sitename/, and you can use a product such as Adobe Dreamweaver to edit your web content. » Learn More

FTP Settings

Overview

This tutorials covers the settings required to transfer files to and from the University of Idaho Academic Web server (S:\webpages) using an FTP application.

In order to edit or backup Web pages from an off-campus computer you will first need to transfer the web site to your local computer, make your edits in the editor of your choice, and then transfer the changes back to the web server. Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) applications are small software programs that allow you to transfer files to from your computer to the UI Academic Web server (S:\webpages).

ATTENTION: You must contact the ITS Help Desk to be given FTP access to UI servers.

Step 1) Install an FTP Application

Download WinSCP on a PC
Download Cyberduck on a Mac

Step 2) Connect to the Web Server

The primary settings needed to setup an FTP connection to the Web server are the host, username/password, SFTP protocol, and remote directory. The instructions below cover WinSCP, but Cyberduck will have similar settings.

  • Open WinSCP
  • Press the New button

  • Set Host name to unix.uidaho.edu
  • Enter Username & Password is the same as your myUIdaho account (account help)
  • Set the File protocol to SFTP (not FTP)
    ATTENTION:
    You must contact the ITS Help Desk to be given FTP access to UI servers.

  • Click on Directories
  • Set the Remote directory to /shared/webpages/sitename
    • Replace “sitename” with your website’s name
  • Set the Local directory to the location for the web site on your hard drive
  • Press Login

Step 3) Transfer Web site to Computer

  • To copy files from the server to your computer, drag them from the FTP window’s remote directory (right side window) to the local directory on your computer (left side window).
    • NOTE: If you don’t see your local files on the left, close your connection, and change the WinSCP Preferences to the Commander mode. Preferences are accessed in the same place you clicked on Directories. Now reconnect to your site.

Step 4) Transfer Web site to Server

  • Connect to your site in WinSCP or CyberDuck (see Step 2 above)
  • To copy files from your computer to the server, drag them from the local directory on your computer (left side window) to the remote directory (right side window).

Step 5) Resources

The ITS Help Desk offers additional information on transfering files to and from their servers.

Backup Dreamweaver Site

Overview

This brief tutorial will quickly teach you how to backup your University of Idaho Academic website site using Adobe Dreamweaver.

Step 1) Launch Adobe Dreamweaver

If you don’t already have Dreamweaver installed, you can download a copy or purchase it from the UI Bookstore.

Step 2) Connect Dreamweaver to your Web Site

  • Open Dreamweaver
  • Choose Site, then New Site…

  • Under Site, update the Site Name
  • Browse to locate the place on your computer where you want to store your Web site(For example: C:\\My Documents\My Web Site)

  • Go to the Servers on the left
  • Press the plus (+) button to add a server

  • Set Server Name to UI Academic Webs
  • Set Connect using to SFTP
  • Set SFTP Address to unix.uidaho.edu
  • Enter your myUIdaho account username and password (account help)
  • Set Root directory to /shared/your username/webpages/Your Web site
  • Set the Web URL to http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/your web site

Additional Optional setting:

  • Under Advanced, check the box Automatically upload files to server on Save. This means you won’t have to “put” (or publish) your changes to the server after each file is saved. They will automatically be uploaded to the server.
  • Press Save

  • Press Done on the Site Manager

Step 3) Download your Web site

  • Switch your site to the Remote server view
  • Click on the top level of your site
  • Press the down arrow labeled Get Files, which will proceed to download your entire website to your computer

Step 4) Resources

Off Campus Editing in Dreamweaver

Overview

This post covers the basics of editing your web content with Adobe Dreamweaver. It also covers the settings required to transfer to your website to and from the University of Idaho Academic Web server.

Step 1) Open Adobe Dreamweaver

ATTENTION: You must contact the ITS Help Desk to be given FTP access to UI servers.

Need a NEW web space? Contact the ITS Help Desk

STEP 2) Connect Dreamweaver to your Web Site

  • Open Dreamweaver
  • Choose Site, then New Site…

  • Under Site, update the Site Name
  • Browse to locate the place on your computer where you want to store your Web site
    (For example: C:\\My Documents\My Web Site)

  • Go to the Servers on the left
  • Press the plus (+) button to add a server

  • Set Server Name to UI Academic Webs
  • Set Connect using to SFTP
  • Set SFTP Address to unix.uidaho.edu
  • Enter your myUIdaho account username and password (account help)
  • Set Root directory to /shared/webpages/WEBNAME
  • Set the Web URL to http://webpages.uidaho.edu/WEBNAME
    ATTENTION: You must contact the ITS Help Desk to be given FTP access to UI servers.

Additional Optional setting:

  • Under Advanced, check the box Automatically upload files to server on Save. This means you won’t have to “put” (or publish) your changes to the server after each file is saved. They will automatically be uploaded to the server.
  • Press Save

  • Press Done on the Site Manager

STEP 3) Download your Web site

  • Switch your site to the Remote server view
  • Click on the top level of your site
  • Press the down arrow labeled Get Files, which will proceed to download your entire website to your computer

Step 4) Basic Editing with Dreamweaver

  • Open Dreamweaver
  • Use the Your Site pulldown to select and load your site, if needed
  • Your site’s files will be listed on the right side of the screen
  • Edit a Web page by double clicking on it from this list

  • Edit the page content (using the formatting tools at the bottom of the screen, as needed)
  • Select File > Save to save the changes
  • Select File > Close to remove a file from the editing window

Step 5) Edit Font Styles in Dreamweaver

Editing fonts in Dreamweaver beyond simple ‘Bold’ and ‘Italic’ involves creating a named style specifying a font’s specific color, size, and typeface. These styles can then be applied to text throughout your Web site. A style’s color, size, and typeface specifications may be modified by you, at which time all text attached to that style will automaticially take on the modified look.

Apply a Style

  • Click on HTML icon in the lower left hand corner to switch to the HTML properties view
  • Select your desired text in the edit window to highlight it
  • Modify the lookof the highlighted text by doing one of the following:
    • Clicking on the Bold (B) or Italic (I) icons
    • Clicking on the ordered or unordered list icons
    • Adding or removing a Blackquote (indent) (by clicking on the appropriate icon)
    • Identifying your text as a heading by choosing a Format option
    • Selecting one of the styles from the Class pulldown list
    • Create a new style by following the instructions below

Create a New Style

Create a new style when you need to specify a unquie color, size, and typeface not already available from the Class pulldown list.

  • Select your desired text in the edit window to highlight it
  • Click on the CSS properties icon in the lower left hand corner to define a new style
  • Make a change to one of the options in the Formatting Tools area

  • Dreamweaver will immediately ask you to create a New CSS Rule (i.e. style, selector)
  • Name the selector
  • Select your style sheet from the pull down list or create one by selecting New Style Sheet File option

  • If new, give it a name of styles.css and press Save

Edit a Style

  • The Edit Rule button allows you to add or remove features from the styles you create. This button becomes available when you click on text or images that have a style attached to it.

  • Make the desired changes to the style
  • Click OK to apply the changes

STEP 6) Publish your Web site

If you did not check the box to Automatically upload files to server on save, you’ll need to “Put” or publish your files back to the server manually.

  • Select the files that you’ve edited and saved from the Local Files list on the right
  • Press the up or Put arrow to upload the files to the Web server
  • Refresh your Web browser at your NEW web location to see the changes:http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/***Your Web Site***

Step 7) Support & Resources

Using Microsoft Editors

Microsoft’s FrontPage 2003 and SharePoint Designer 2007 may be used with the UIdaho Academic Web space (http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/sitename). Neither of these products are available for sale, but if you already have them, you can continue using them with this space.

Password protection for Web content is not offered as a service through the UIdaho Academic Web space (S:\webpages).

Edit FrontPage Sites on Campus

Overview

You may Download SharePoint Designer 2007 from Microsoft for FREE and use it to edit your old FrontPage sites located on the UIdaho Academic Web space (S:\webpages). NOTE: SharePoint Designer 2010 will not work!

Microsoft’s FrontPage 2003 is no longer available for sale, but if you already have it, you may use it with the UIdaho Academic Web space (S:\webpages).

This post covers the basics of editing your Web content using FrontPage 2003 or SharePoint Designer 2007. These instructions assume your computer is located on the University of Idaho campus. See the Off-Campus Instructions for other locations.

Note: password protection for Web content is not offered as a service through the UIdaho Academic Web space (S:\webpages).

Step 1) Open a Web Editor

  • Open FrontPage 2003SharePoint Designer 2007, or Expression Web 1/2.
  • You may Download SharePoint Designer 2007 from Microsoft for FREE. SharePoint Designer 2010 will not work!

Step 2) Connect Web Editor to Web site

  • Choose File, then Open Site…
    Open Web… for the old FrontPage Software
  • Browse to navigate to your site folder on the S:\webpages\sitename.
  • Click Open.

ATTENTION: If you don’t see a webpages folder listed under your S:drive or elsewhere on your computer, please read the help on connecting to your Academic Web site [Windows or Mac].

Step 3) Edit your Web site

  • Open files in the Folder List to open them and make edits
  • When you’re finished, go to File menu and Save
  • Refresh your Web browser at your NEW web location to see the changes:http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/sitename

Step 4) Resources

Step 5) Locate your Web site files

If the URL (or location of your Web site) follows the general format of http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/sitename then it is located on the UIdaho Academic Web space. This space should already be mapped for you if you are a campus faculty or staff. Locate your UIdaho Web site:

  • Go to My Computer
  • Go to your S: drive shared space on files.uidaho.edu
  • Go to webpages folder
  • Go to your sitename folder

If you don’t see a webpages folder listed under your S:drive or elsewhere on your computer, please read the help on connecting to your Academic Web site [Windows or Mac].

Note: The AD login referenced in the Academic Web site connection help above is the same as your NetID login, your FrontPage server login, your BbLearn login, your Student Computer Lab login, and your VandalWeb login.

Need FTP help instead?
See the Off-Campus FTP instructions to access your web from an FTP client.

FAQ

What’s the new address of my site?
Users will get to your site by going to either the old web address which automatically forwards to the new location, or by going to http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/yoursite/.

How do I edit my site?
Follow these instructions

What happened to the “private” folder?
The private folders are not migrated to S:\webpages because they are not secure. Password protection is not available on S:\webpages\. If you would like to have the private folder contents manually copied over, please email deehelp@uidaho.edu to make that request.

Edit FrontPage Sites Off-Campus

Microsoft’s FrontPage 2003 and SharePoint Designer 2007 are no longer available for sale, but if you already have them, you may use them with the UIdaho Academic Web space (S:\webpages).

This post covers the basics of connecting to your web content located on S:\webpages using FrontPage 2003 or SharePoint Designer 2007. It assumes your computer is located Off-Campus. There are several methods you can use:

  1. Use VPN to connect to FrontPage Site (Performance will be Slow)
  2. Use FTP to connect to FrontPage Site (Requires FTP Client)
  3. Use VPN and Remote Desktop to connect to FrontPage Site (Requires On-Campus Computer)

Note, password protection for Web content is not offered as a service through the UIdaho Academic Web space (S:\webpages).

Manage Permissions

Add and remove authors from your UI Academic Web site (S:\webpages) using the ITS Help Desk’s e-Support site. Here’s how…

  • Click on Owner / Sponsor to expand it’s sub-menu.
  • Select Manage Groups.
  • Click on the Name of Group you’d like to modify.

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Add Group Members

  • Entering one usernames or email address per line in the bottom box.
  • Press the Change Group Membership to add these new group members.

Remove Group Members

  • Click to select the account in the Current Members list.
  • Press the Change Group Membership to remove the group member.

Still have a question?

Contact the ITS Help Desk with questions regarding permissions of the UI Academic web spaces (S:\webpages).

VPN connect with Microsoft Editor Site

Overview

This post covers the basics of editing your web content with a Microsoft web editor. It also covers the process of connecting to the UIDAHO Share Drive (S:\) from an off campus computer.

Microsoft’s FrontPage 2003 and SharePoint Designer 2007 are no longer available for sale, but if you already have them, you can use them with the UIdaho Academic Web space (S:\webpages).

Step 1) Connect to Shared S:Drive with VPN

In order to edit or backup Web pages from an off-campus computer you first need connect to the UIDAHO Shared Drive (S:\).

  1. First, contact the ITS Help Desk to be granted access to download to the VPN software.
  2. Install and run Cisco AnyConnect VPN.
  3. Connect to the Shared (S:) drive.

Step 2) Open a Web Editor

Step 3) Connect Web Editor to Web site

  • Choose File, then Open Site…
  • Browse to navigate to your site folder on the S:\webpages\sitename
  • Click Open

Step 4) Edit your Web site

  • Open files in the Folder List to open them and make edits
  • When you’re finished, go to File menu and Save
  • Refresh your Web browser at your NEW web location to see the changes:http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/sitename

Step 5) Resources

Step 6) Locate your Web site files

If the URL (or location of your Web site) follows the general format of http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/sitename then it is located on the UIdaho Academic Web space (S:\webpages). This space should already be mapped for you if you are a campus faculty or staff. Locate your UIdaho Web site:

  • Go to My Computer
  • Go to your S: drive shared space on files.uidaho.edu
  • Go to webpages folder
  • Go to your sitename folder

If you don’t see a webpages folder listed under your S:drive or elsewhere on your computer, please read the help on connecting to your Academic Web site [Windows or Mac].

Note: The AD login referenced in the Academic Web site connection help above is the same as your NetID login, your FrontPage server login, your BbLearn login, your Student Computer Lab login, and your VandalWeb login.

Need FTP help instead?
See the Off-Campus FTP instructions to access your web from an FTP client.

FTP to a Microsoft Editor Site

Overview

This post covers the basics of editing your web content with a Microsoft web editor. It also covers the settings required to transfer your website to and from the University of Idaho Academic Web server (S:|webpages).

Step 1) Open a Web Editor & FTP Application

In order to edit or backup Web pages from an off-campus computer you will first need to transfer the web site to your local computer, make your edits in the editor of your choice, and then transfer the changes back to the web server. Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) applications are small software programs that allow you to transfer files to from your computer to the UI Academic Web server (S:|webpages).

FTP Application

Web Editors

Step 2) Connect to the Web Server

The primary settings needed to setup an FTP connection to the Web server are the host, username/password, SFTP protocol, and remote directory.

  • Set Host name to unix.uidaho.edu
  • Enter Username & Password is the same as your NetID account (account help)
    Note: The NetID account referenced above is the same as your AD account, your FrontPage server login, your BbLearn login, your Student Computer Lab login, and your VandalWeb login.
  • Set the File protocol to SFTP (not FTP)

  • Click on Directories
  • Set the Remote directory to /shared/username/webpages/sitename
    • Replace “username” with your myUIdaho account
    • Replace “sitename” with your website’s name
  • Set the Local directory to the location for the web site on your hard drive
  • Press Login

Step 3) Transfer site to Computer

  • To copy files from the server to your computer, drag them from the FTP window’s remote directory (right side window) to the local directory on your computer (left side window).
    • NOTE: If you don’t see your local files on the left, close your connection, and change the WinSCP Preferences to the Commander mode. Preferences are accessed in the same place you clicked on Directories.
  • Now reconnect to your site.

Step 4) Open Site in Web Editor

  • In Microsoft’s FrontPage 2003, SharePoint Designer 2007, Expression Web 1 or 2
  • Choose File, then Open Site…
  • Browse to navigate to your site folder (for example: C:\User\Documents\sitename)
  • Click Open

  • Under the Site menu, click on Site Settings…
  • Check the box Manage the Web site using hidden metadata files. This will allow your site links to function correctly.
  • Press OK

Step 5) Edit your Web site

  • Open your Web editor
  • Go to File, then Open Site
  • Open files in the Folder List to open them and make edits
  • When you’re finished, go to File menu and Save
  • Refresh your Web browser at your NEW web location to see the changes:http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/sitename

Step 6) Transfer Site to Server

  • Connect to your site in WinSCP again (see Step 2 above)
  • To copy files from your computer to the server, drag them from the local directory on your computer (left side window) to the remote directory (right side window).

Step 7) Resources

The ITS Help Desk offers additional information on transferring files to and from their servers.

Backup Microsoft Site

Overview

This post will quickly teach you how to backup your University of Idaho Academic website site using an FTP application.

Note: Microsoft Web editors are not able to connect directly to the University of Idaho Academic web services because these servers require a secure FTP connection. FTPS is not available in the Microsoft applications.

Step 1) Open an FTP Application

In order to backup Web pages from the academic web server you will need to transfer the web site to your local computer using a Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) application, which allows you to transfer files to and from the server.

WinSCP is an SFTP application used to transfer files to and from a server [Download WinSCP]

Step 2) Connect to the Web Server

The primary settings needed to setup an FTP connection to the Web server are the host, username/password, SFTP protocol, and remote directory.

  • Set Host name to unix.uidaho.edu
  • Enter Username & Password is the same as your myUIdaho account (account help)
  • Set the File protocol to SFTP (not FTP)

  • Click on Directories
  • Set the Remote directory to /shared/username/webpages/sitename
    • Replace “username” with your myUIdaho account
    • Replace “sitename” with your website’s name
  • Set the Local directory to the location for the web site on your hard drive

Step 3) File Transfer

  • To backup your website from the server to your computer, drag them from the remote directory (right side window) to the local directory on your computer (left side window)

Step 4) Resources

The ITS Help Desk offers additional information on transfering files to and from their servers.