Personal Web Sites

Faculty, Staff and Students at the University of Regina are provided with personal web space.

The url for your personal website is:

Create your base webpage first:

  • Web design software is not provided. You can create your .HTML files in any commonly available web design program, such as Dreamweaver, MS Sharepoint Designer, Google Web Designer, or CoffeeCup.
  • Create your webpage first, then upload the files to your space on the server (
  • Your main page file must be named 'index.html'.
  • HTML files can be transferred to your account using SSH file transfer software.

Set up your system for file transfer:

  • Visit the SSH setup information page for assistance setting up your system.
  • For Windows operating systems, you will need to install winSCP software and PUtty Terminal emulator software.

To upload your webpage files to the server:

  1. Once both Putty and winSCP have been installed, open winSCP from Start-Programs menu
  2. Enter Host name:, Port number: 22 (Note: You may have to click NEW... at the top right to get the 'Session' window with blank Host name to open)
  3. Enter your usual username and password (Note: remaining fields can be left blank)
  4. Click Login (Note: You may get a "server host key not found" error, just click "Yes" to continue)
  5. You will now be connected to your personal files with your C: drive on the left side and your I: drive files in the right side
  6. Double-Click the "public_html" directory on the right side to open it
  7. Navigate through the folders on the LEFT side to where you have stored your index.html file
  8. Click and drag the index.html file over to the RIGHT side and click "Copy" in the pop up window
  9. If you are modifying an existing file that is already there, it will prompt you that the file exists.  Click 'Yes' to overwrite the old file with the new version.
  10. Continue dragging any other webpage files and images that you need for your website

To Delete your webpage: 

  1. You need to delete the "index.html" file in the "public_html" directory in the RIGHT hand side.
    Click the file once so it is highlighted, then click the red X at the bottom to delete or press F8.
    Be very careful you are not deleting anything on the LEFT hand side, which is your current C: drive files. 
  2. You should also delete the remaining files in the "public_html" directory if you do not want them to be accessible online.
For further information or assistance, contact the IT Support Centre.