Directions for Using Secure Shell FTP
Diane Judd, Ph.D.
Valdosta State University

(If you are having problems publishing your Web pages, background images, or other images,
the Secure Shell will transfer Web pages and images to your server at VSU.)

1. *  If you need to download SSH Secure Shell, it is a FTP software.  See VSU link for recommended software that has a link to download SSH Secure Shell.

* Follow Directions to download SSH Secure Shell FTP

    After you download Secure Shell FTP

 2. * Open: SSH Secure File from your new Secure Shell icon on your desktop (it is the yellow SSH folder)

Secure Shell Screen Shot

            *  Select: Quick Connect (see picture above)

           *  Host Name:
(see picture above)

              *  User Name: yourusername (see picture above)

            * Select: Connect
    (Several windows will open)

           * Information Window Select: OK

           * Enter Password Window: write your password

           * Information Window Select: Yes

3. * Select: public_html

Secure Shell Screen Shot


4.   * On the left side of the Secure Shell window find your html Web page, image, etc., that you want to move to the VSU server. (see picture above)

            * Drag the name of the Web page or image over to the remote server (VSU) side.
(see picture above)

Your image has been added to the VSU server. 

Secure Shell Screen Shot

(Now you are ready to go to your Web page on the Internet and refresh your Web page to make it show up.  If you are using SSH to add an image or background then after you refresh your web page it should show up.)


Below are Directions if you are Still Having Problems with your Background Showing Up

If you are still having problems with your background showing up after you have moved your background image to the server with Secure Shell then continue with the following directions.
  1. Open your web page in Mozilla Composer, on toolbar select Format then Page Color and Background.   The Page Colors and Background window opens, see screenshot below.  
  2. Delete everything in front of the name of the background image (as circled in yellow below).  Then the example would be:  bgschoolbus2.jpg
  3. Select Advance Edit button (below the name of the background image).  A window will open with three tabs at the top.  On the first tab, select the name of your background image and delete everything in front of the name of the image, like you did in the step 2 above.
  4. Click on the second tab and delete the information, except leave the url(name of image) for example:  url(bgschoolbus2.jpg)
  5. Then select OK and the Page Colors and Background window will close.  Then publish your page.   (When you check your background on the Internet don't forget to reload.)