Editing Personal Websites using a Text Editor and Uploading Files using SFTP

Use your favorite text editor, then upload your file.


Operating System: Windows, Macintosh OS X  

Applies To: Students, faculty or staff  

Last Updated: July 13, 2018

Connecting from Off Campus?

Connect to UBVPN before you upload or download your files.

Creating Your Web Page

If you already know how to write HTML code, or use a program that can export HTML code, you do not necessarily need to use an HTML editor. You may use any text editor (such as Notepad or Microsoft Word), save your file with an “.html” ending and upload it to your personal website using a secure FTP program.  

Uploading or Downloading Your Files with SFTP

Choose the program's link for software download and information about how to use each sftp program to download an existing page to your computer or upload a file to UBUnix.

SFTP Client Settings

In your secure FTP program, use the following settings to make a connection. Note that the wording may vary slightly depending on the program you use to connect:

  • Server: ubunix.buffalo.edu
  • Login/Username: your UBITName
  • Password: your UBITName password
  • Initial path/directory: public_html
  • Connection type: SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol)
  • Port: 22
Still need help?

Contact the UBIT Help Center.