Get Started with Community Web Hosting


Community Web ( is a public web hosting service for WVU students, faculty, and staff. Before you create your Community website, you will need the following:

  • An active Login
  • A Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) software (we recommend FileZilla)
  • A source code editing software, such as Adobe Dreamweaver or Notepad++

Note: The server for your Community website will be and the address will be

How do I get started with FileZilla?

  1. Go to and click Download FileZilla Client. FileZilla is a free open source FTP and SFTP software that is available for Windows, OS X, and Linux.

  2. Set up FileZilla.

    Note: The following screenshots were taken on a Windows system, but these steps should be the same on OS X and Linux systems.

    1. Click File and then Site Manager.

    2. Click New Site.

    3. If desired, click on "New site" to change the name of the site. If you have multiple websites, this may help you distinguish between them.

    4. Add the following information. Then click OK.

      • Host:
      • Port: 22
      • Protocol: SFTP - SSH File Transfer Protocol
      • Logon Type: Ask for password
      • User: Your Login username

    5. Click the down arrow on the button below File (this is the "Open the Site Manager" button) and select your new site.

    6. When prompted, enter your Login password.

    7. Click the checkbox for "Remember password until FileZilla is closed."

    8. Click OK.

    9. You will receive an "Unknown host key" warning. Click the checkbox for "Always trust this host, add this key to the cache." Then click OK. You won't be asked to do this step again.

    10. Enter the "www" directory by double-clicking on the "www" folder.

    11. To upload a new file, navigate to the file you wish to upload, right-click on the file, and then select Upload.

For additional assistance with FileZilla, view the FileZilla Documentation Wiki.




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