This tutorial will help you upload your first files to the SRCF so you can serve them up from your web page or use them in whatever project you’re working on.
In this tutorial, you will be using SFTP to upload your files. Let’s get started!
FTP stands for ‘file transfer protocol’ and is another method of connecting to a web server (different to HTTP). It’s the quickest and easiest way to transfer files between the computer you’re working on and the web server where they’ll be supplied to people viewing your website.
Get an SFTP/SCP client
We recommend one of the following:
Some of these might only be available for macOS or Windows or vice versa.
files.srcf.netas the server name (sometimes referred to as the hostname)
- Give the username and password that were sent to you when your SRCF account was created.
Uploading a file
When you first log in, you should see the contents of your home
directory on our server. Inside your home directory you will find a
public_html directory — this is where you can put your personal
If you want to upload a group website, you need to connect to the server
in the same way, still using your personal username and password.
However, rather than putting your files in the
in your filespace, you should also find a directory named after the
short name used for the group’s account. Inside here you’ll find
public_html directory which is where the group website files
Please note that it can take up to 20 minutes between uploading a new site and that site being published on the web. Please be patient.
If you have any suggestions for how we could improve this documentation
please send us an email at
email@example.com or submit a Pull Request
Last modified on Tuesday Jul 13, 2021 by Charlie Jonas