How to upload web sites to citstudent

Every student taking one of the web development courses in the CIT department has access to the web server managed by the department. Starting this week, you will post your completed labs to your folder on this server. You must use Secure FTP (SFTP) to transfer your files from your machine to the web server.

Your user id follows the pattern: last name first initial last 3 digits of your L Number. For a student named Alex Jones, with an L Number of 00123456, their User ID would be: jonesa456.

Your password is unique and will be provided to you by your instructor during the second week of class. The server is running a version the Linux operating system ... so everything is case sensitive.

You can use any FTP client to upload your web site to the LCC web server, citstudent. A good one is FileZilla which is free and runs on Windows, Mac OS, and Linux. Here is the link for the FileZilla Client download page.

Tutorial: How to use FileZilla

FileZilla Site Manager settings dialog
settings in the site manager

All web files should be placed in your public_html folder on citstudent. Organize your files in a way that makes sense to you ... but organize them in some way ... you'll generate lots of files in this class!

For example, assume that Alex has a folder called tutorial1 in their public_html folder and that their completed assignment is in a file called mpl.html. To test this file in a browser you would use the following URL,

If you forget your password, you can reset it by navigating to, selecting the Utilities link, selecting the Reset Forgotten Passwords link and completing the form provided. The system will send you an email message within 24 hours containing your new password. Note: As of 11/2/17, the "Reset Forgotten Passwords" link is disabled.

If you have any trouble accessing your account on the server, please send me a message with specific information about what you believe your user id and password to be as well as the behavior you encounter when trying to access the server.