Create a UVic Website


Wendy Anthony

Contents: File transfer | Webpage code

Every UVic student, staff and faculty has an opportunity to create their own web page/site on the UVic server, with 1GB webspace to host files, webpages, research, etc.

Based on your netlinkID, your website address would be

For more detailed instructions, check out the University Systems Help Centre for Personal Publishing and Hosting.

Wordpress websites are also available through the UVic Online Academic Community.

Set-up FTP file transfer

  1. Download a secure file transfer protocol (ftp) program, with which to transfer files to your website
  2. Connect to the ftp program, and input ftp information as per: UVic ftp hosting info
    • Host:
    • Username: netlinkID
    • Password: netlinkID password
    • Port: 22 (secure - sftp) or 21 (insecure - ftp)
  3. When ftp is connected, choose the source file folder location to see list of files that can be transferred to UVic webspace:
  4. Folders can be created to organize files on UVic server space:
  5. To restrict access:

Create HTML Webpage

  1. use the following format to create a basic, mobile-friendly HTML page (replace CAPITAL WORDS, except DOCTYPE & UTF, with your specific content):
    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html lang="en">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <meta name="description" content="DESCRIBE WEBPAGE CONTENTS HERE">
    <meta name="keywords" content="USE WEBPAGE KEYWORDS
    (separated by, commas) TO ASSIST SEARCH ENGINES">
    <meta name="author" content="WEBPAGE AUTHOR’S NAME">
  2. Tips to Format text
  3. Tips to Give your page style
  4. Name your html file FILENAME.htm
  5. Upload to UVic server webspace as per ftp instructions above
  6. Access uploaded file url address:

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