Directions for Using Secure Shell FTP
To Publish Web Pages & Images

Diane Judd, Ph.D.
Valdosta State University

Please Note: SSH Secure Shell can be used to publish Web pages after they have been developed and saved.  You can use SeaMonkey Composer to develop your Web pages.  After saving your Web page, you can publish it through the use ofSSH Secure Shell.

1. * If you need to download SSH Secure Shell, a FTP software program, see VSU link for recommended software, under Software Downloads there is 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) or from your All Programs

     *  SSH Secure File Transfer window will open

     *  Select: Quick Connect (see picture below)

Information for "Connect to Remote Host" window

     3. *  Host Name: (see picture below)

           *  User Name: yourusername (see picture below)

         * Select: Connect (see picture below)

  Several Windows will open

  4. * Message from the Server Window Select: OK

Server Message

   Enter Authentication Response Window will open

* Enter Password Window: write your password to publish on the VSU server (Important, it is a special publishing password given to you by the VSU HelpDesk.)


SSH Secure File Transfer Window will open

6. * Select: public_html - (Important step, be sure to select the "public_html" in this first window on the Remote Name side.)  Now the right side, the Remote side, is ready.


 Locate on your Computer the Web page, image, or picture that you have Saved and ready to Publish

       7.  * On the left side of the Secure Shell window, Local Name side, find your Web page (html) or image (gif or jpg images publish best on the VSU server) that you want to move and publish on the VSU server.  (Find where you saved your Web page or image.  Usually it is save on your hard drive or your jump/flash drive.)

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

Now your image or Web page has been added and published the VSU server

           * Important, when you have made changes or additions to a Web page (such as added an image or text) you must publish the Web page every time after making the changes, so the VSU server will publish
the changes to your Web page(You only need to publish images and pictures the first time you add them to your Web page.)

 Find your Web page on the Internet

       8.  * To find you Web page on the Internet:

* If it is your Class/Home Page your URL will be: (for example, my Class/Home Page is at 

If it is a Web page other than your Class/Home Page then the URL will be: (for example, if I published my third eBook page as ebook3.html then the URL would be at

                             * Important, be sure you check your Web page and changes on the Internet.  After you check your Web page on the Internet, it is important to save your Web pages on your jump/flash drive or the hard drive of your home computer.  Just in case anything happens to your Web pages, you will have a backup to publish them again (this could save you many hours and keep you from crying when you lose a Web page).