Welcome to the UNI Business Communications Website. This site will lead you through the process of setting up and using your UNI web space.
Getting Started...What you will need:
Making your website available to the world:
First you will need to open Putty. This process will vary depending one what computer you are using. If you are using your personal computer, Putty is more than likely simply an icon named putty.exe that you unzipped to your desktop or a folder of your choice. If you are accessing Putty from a UNI lab computer, you will need to go to Start > Programs > Terminal > Putty.
Second you will need to enter your login information into the putty screen. In the Hostname (or IP Address) text box enter sunny.uni.edu. Next, you will need to make sure that the Port text box reads 22 and that the SSH radio box is checked. Finally click the Open button at the bottom of the putty screen.
Third after clicking the Open button you will be brought to the sunny.uni.edu login page. If this is your first time logging into sunny.uni.edu, you will get a warning screen like the image located below. Simply click ok and move onto the sunny login page.
After clicking ok you will be greeted by a black screen with only the word login located on it. Here you will enter your username, which for first time users is your e-mail username. Next you will be required to enter your password, which for first time users is your 6 digit UNI ID. When entering passwords into SSH shells (which you are using Putty to do) the cursor for the password field will not move. This is a security feature to keep people from guessing your password based on its length. This next part is only for first time users; if this isn't you, skip to the next step. You will be asked to enter a new password two times to verify that they match.
Fourth you are now located at the sunny main page. From this page you are going to run two commands. You might not notice anything happening on the screen when you run these, other than a new line appearing. This is a good thing. This means things more than likely worked as they should have.
Note that there is a SPACE between the "x" and the two periods.
Finally sign off of sunny by typing exit and pressing enter.
Creating your web page:
There are many programs that you can use to create a web page.
Microsoft has created software called Microsoft FrontPage. You can also
write a word document and use the "Save as a Webpage" feature under the
File menu. Remember these are only two means of writing a page. There
are numerous others depending on your skill level and the time you wish
to devote to the page.
No matter what you choose to create your web page, you need to
save the file as index.html.
If you save your file by another name, it can only be viewed it by
entering its exact URL, such as
http:/www.uni.edu/username/file.html. If you name your file
index.html, it can be viewed at http://www.uni.edu/username.
Changes made to your web page are not affected until you upload the file to the web server. By simply clicking the save button, you are saving to your computer, but you are not affecting any changes to your globally viewed website until you upload your newly saved file.
Uploading your web page:
We are almost there. The final step is uploading your newly created web page to your web space so you and the world can view it. For this step we will be using CoreFTP or FileZilla, one of which you should have downloaded and installed in the first step.
First you will need to open CoreFTP and prepare to enter your login information. If the site editor does not appear when you open the program, click on its in the upper left. It is the icon that are two arrows one up and one down.
Next click the new site button in the lower left hand corner and enter your login information to the right. You will need to enter a hostname (sunny.uni.edu), your e-mail username, and the password you established when you logged in to sunny..uni.edu through Putty. Finally make sure to CHECK the SSH/SFTP check box or you will not be able to login. Finally click connect.
Just like when you logged in using Putty, you will get a warning asking if you want to store the SSH cache. Click yes and proceed.
Finally you can upload your files. Navigate to the files you want to upload in the left pane (local side), select the files you want, and then click the blue arrow in the middle that points to the right pane (server side).
First you will need to open FileZilla and prepare to enter your login information. The first thing you do when FileZilla is opened is click the Site Manager button, which is two small computers with a small green ball between them. It is located in the upper left hand corner and will be shown in the image below.
Next after opening the Site Manager, you need to click the new site button. This will bring up a new record in the My FTP Site pane of the screen. I would name it sunny.uni.edu. In the site details pane you will need to enter your login information. In the Hostname text box, enter sunny.uni.edu. Next in the drop down box located directly below the hostname check box named Servertype. In this box select SFTP using SSH2. In the LogonType field make sure to select the Normal radio box. Next you will need to enter your username and password into the proper text boxes. If this computer is going to be used by many people I would recommend clicking the Don't Save Password check box. Next click Connect.
In the final step you simply need to navigate to where
you have saved the file on the local side (left pane) of the FileZilla
window and upload it to the server (right pane). You are now
ready to view your site at http://www.uni.edu/username (remember to
replace username with your username). If you forgot to save the
file as index.html, simply add on the filename to the end of the above
URL to see your file. Change the file name to index.html, though,
before you give the link to someone to use!
-Provided by Neal Williams, Spring 2005
| Dale Cyphert, Ph.D., Program Coordinator
College of Business Administration, Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614-0125
Business Communication Program Mission and Goals