Secure Communication to the Central Web Server - University of Houston
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Secure Communication to the Central Web Server

To provide an optimum level of security, UH's central web server only accepts secure connections from web server accounts. Secure connections include SFTP (instead of FTP) and SSH2 (instead of telnet).

Setting up a secure connection only takes a few clicks in your communication software and it must be done on all computers that you use to upload files to the UH central web server.

For those that are familiar with SFTP, simply connect to and place your files in your home directory and they will appear at your requested URL.  If you have requested a home account, create a directory named public_html in your home directory, and these files will appear at

If you have any questions, contact the Web Services team for additional assistance.

Additional SFTP application specific instructions are available to the left.