Set Up a Student Website


UC San Diego students have server space to publish a personal website.

Critical Concepts

Steps to Take

1. Create your first web file

You can either log into the server and build your website there, or you can use a text editor on your computer.

2. Upload your web file

There are many ways to do this—here are a few ideas:

SFTP Client

Download your favorite SFTP client and use the following to access your web space:


Open a Terminal window and enter the following command:
scp file.html

If you plan on uploading a folder, don't forget to use the recursive flag:
scp -r folder

3. Set file permissions for your web pages

Log into our Home Page Setup Tool and check the box reading Allow others to see documents in public_html.

If you ever want to change your permissions to prevent anyone from seeing your web page, use the tool again and select Return to "no-risk" permissions.

4. View your site

Once you have completed these steps, you may view your site at:

When our friend Ben completes these steps on acsweb, he will find his site here:

If you still have questions or need additional assistance, please submit a ticket or call the ITS Service Desk at (858) 246-4357