Faculty, Staff, and Student ASU Custom Website
All staff, faculty, and students have the ability to create and host a personal website using the network drive provided by Computing Services. In a user’s network drive there is a folder titled “public_html” that allows users to upload HTML files. Once uploaded the file will act as a webpage when accessed through a web browser. This only works with HTML style or similar file types. Please note, this directory is completely public, so use caution when uploading files.
The web address for student files placed in the public_html folder is student.adams.edu/~yourusername The web address for Faculty and Staff files placed in the public_html folder is people.adams.edu/~yourusername
There are three methods for accessing the public_html folder; each will be covered in detail in this Wiki.
- 1 Method One: Accessing the public_html folder through Windows File Explorer on a Faculty/Staff on campus workstation.
- 2 Method Two: Accessing the public_html folder through http://myfiles.adams.edu
- 3 Method Three: Accessing the public_html folder using Filezilla
- 4 Updating the Faculty/Staff Directory with Custom Website Link
Method One: Accessing the public_html folder through Windows File Explorer on a Faculty/Staff on campus workstation.
NOTE: This method can only be done using an Adams State University computer that has an active connection with the campus network.
Step One: Start by opening My Computer. Under Network Location there should be a drive titled USERNAME (\\myfiles.adams.edu) (X:). Double click on this drive.
Step Two: Within the X: Drive there should be a folder titled public_html double click on this folder.
Method Two: Accessing the public_html folder through http://myfiles.adams.edu
Myfiles.adams.edu is a web based method for any staff and faculty member to access any network stored documents and files through the Internet. This can be done both on and off campus.
Step One: Either click on the link above or input http://myfiles.adams.edu into the web address bar.
Step Two: Log in using Adams State University provided credentials. This is the same login information that is used to log into Adams State University resources such as email, blackboard, and any Adams State University provided computers.
Step Three: Find and access the “public_html” folder and double click it to enter the folder.
For more information on using the myfiles.adams.edu web and mobile interface, please check out our more detailed how-to Myfiles.adams.edu_-_Remotely_Access_Home_and_Shared_Drives_from_the_Web_or_Mobile_App
Method Three: Accessing the public_html folder using Filezilla
Filezilla is a FTP (File Transfer Protocol) application that allows a user to connect directly to a server with the necessary information and login credentials. This also can be done on or off campus. The application can be downloaded on Filezilla's downloads page
Step One: Follow the steps at the following link to set up a connection with the Myfiles.adams.edu server: Myfiles.adams.edu - Accessing Remotely with Filezilla
Step Two: Navigate the file browser on the mid right section to the public_html folder and double click it to enter it.
Updating the Faculty/Staff Directory with Custom Website Link
Within the public_html folder any HTML or web based file can be placed and viewed online. If any files such as photos have been uploaded via the public_html folder they can also be directly linked to as well. Additional folders can also be created in the public_html folder as well. As an example to access a file within a folder that is in the public_html folder on a web browser the URL that needs to be entered is http://people.adams.edu/~USERNAME/FOLDER/FILENAME. Remember to replace the USERNAME, FOLDER, and FILENAME with a valid Adams State University username, the correct folder title (if one exists) and the correct file name respectively. The file type will also need to be added (i.e .html, .jpg, .png, etc.) in order for the page to be properly accessed.
Additionally, staff and faculty have the ability to direct visitors of the Adams State University website to their personal web pages. In order to do this click on the Directory link on the top right corner of the Adams State website or click the following link: Faculty and Staff Search - Adams State University. The following page will have a search box to find faculty and staff in the current directory that is available online. Beneath the search box there is a link titled Submit a correction request to H.R.
Clicking the link will redirect to a One Stop Login page. After logging in with valid Adams State University credentials a new page will be displayed that requests user information; at the bottom of which is a field called Website. This is where the people.adams.edu URL should be entered after web pages have been uploaded to the public_html folder on the X: drive.
Any web URL can be entered in the Website field, it is not limited to only pages that are available on Adams State University servers. For example, Faculty and Staff could choose to link to their Google+ page or LinkedIn profile.
After the information is submitted and changed by Human Resources anybody can access the webpage by clicking on the staff or faculty member’s name when they are searched for in the directory page.