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See Fort Hays State University's Acceptable Use of Computing Resources Policy (PDF), to review the guidelines that apply to FHSU student Web pages. It may be viewed using Adobe Reader (Free).
A. Creating and saving your Web page files (not covered in detail here)B. Publishing your Web page files to the Scatcat server (two methods are presented)C. Viewing your Web site from the Internet
These procedures were written using Windows XP or higher, FileZilla Client 3.5, and Adobe Dreamweaver CS5. Separate SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol) procedures are also available for Transferring Files to and from Your Scatcat Account Using FileZilla Client. Any Web page development or publishing program may be used; however, please note that in accordance with the CTC HelpDesk Scope of Service Statement, support is provided only for procedures distributed by our office. In addition, the HelpDesk can assist with using the instructions in this document, but will not answer questions or explain tasks assigned by an instructor as coursework.
Before performing these steps, your TigerTracks account must be activated. Your TigerTracks login is used to access the Scatcat server. For assistance, contact the CTC HelpDesk.
To avoid complications, we recommend publishing your Web page files using the same program you create them with. FileZilla Client can be used to publish files created in any program.
The main (default) page for your Web site must be named index.html (using all lower case letters). This page must be published (transferred) into your public_html folder (publishing is explained in Step B). When someone views your Web site address (see Step C), index.html will be displayed automatically.
Create and save your Web page files. You are now ready to publish your Web page files to the Scatcat server.
This document covers two methods of publishing, using FileZilla Client and Adobe Dreamweaver. Either of these methods may be used. Other files (besides index.html) that you create for your Web site can also be published using these methods. NOTE: Each method includes instructions for creating a public_html folder. Your published pages must be placed in this folder in order to be viewed from the Internet.
A freeware version of FileZilla Client can be downloaded from filezilla-project.org.
To create a public_html folder:
Note: For additional guidance, access Dreamweaver's tutorials section from Dreamweaver’s Help menu or view online Dreamweaver tutorials using Atomic Learning (an Atomic Learning channel is available in the TigerTracks portal).
Click Save (twice) and then Done to save your changes and return to the Dreamweaver desktop.
To view your Web site, open an Internet browser, such as Internet Explorer or Mozilla FireFox and go to:
Use all lower case, and be sure to enter the '~' (pronounced 'tilda') in front of your TigerTracks username. When viewing this address, your index.html (default) page will be displayed automatically.
Review these procedures and check to make sure you have followed all steps as instructed. If you need further assistance, visit the Fort Hays State University CTC HelpDesk or call us at (785) 628-5276 or 1-800-628-FHSU. Before calling for problem assistance, write down the steps you have done so far and any error messages you may have received.