ScrippsHTML Hosting for Legacy Static HTML Sites

Scripps IT provides 10gb disk space for individual legacy static html sites on the server.

Submit a request for a static HTML site to and provide the following:

  • Site administrator name(s) with corresponding UC San Diego email account(s)
  • Existing domain (if available)
  • .zip file of your site

Follow the guide below to connect securely and transfer files from your Windows PC or Mac 

To transfer files between your computer and the scrippshtml server, you must use a secure file transfer protocol (SFTP) client. Unix users can use command line SFTP.

Secure File Transfer (SFTP)

Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP), also called SSH File Transfer Protocol, is a network protocol for accessing, transferring and managing files on remote systems. It's FTP over an SSH (Secure Shell) connection that provides for secure network services over an insecure connection.

 SFTP Using FileZilla

FileZilla is a free, open-source client for both Windows and Mac. It's fast, has several useful features, supports SFTP, and has an intuitive user interface.

Connect to

Start FileZilla and enter the following:

    1. Host: s
    2. Username: enter your active directory (AD) username
    3. Password: enter your AD password 
      *if you've forgotten your password, you can reset it online
    4. Click the Quickconnect button
    5. Once you've connected, you'll see a list of directories. The files on your computer will be displayed on the left pane of the window (Local site) and files on the scrippshtml server will be displayed on right pane of the window (Remote site). Double-click the name of your website from the remote site's directory list.

Transferring Files

You can drag-and-drop files from your computer (Local site) to scrippshtml (Remote site).

    1. Browse to the folder where you will place the file that you are copying.
    2. Browse to the file you wish to copy.
    3. Drag the file to the destination folder and drop it there

For help/questions regarding FileZilla, visit the FileZilla Website

SFTP Using Command Line (UNIX, Mac OS X)

To set up an SFTP connection to the scrippshtml server from the command line, follow these steps: 

    1. Bring up a UNIX prompt and type sftp
    2. Use your active directory username and password to log in
    3. The sftp> prompt will be displayed


Use Relative Paths/Links

relative path does not contain any protocol or machine information. Its path generally refers to content on the same machine as the current document. You can tell if a link is relative if the path isn't a full website address. (A full website address includes http://www.) See examples below:

 Relative Paths

  • index.html
  • /graphics/image.png
  • /help/articles/how-do-i-set-up-a-webpage.html

Absolute Paths

Your domain name

The name helps with search engine optimization (SEO). It makes it easy for people to find your site. See tips below:

Make it easy to type
Numbers and hyphens are often misunderstood — people who hear your website address don’t know if you’re using a numeral (5) or it’s spelled out (five) or they misplace or forget the dash or tilde.

Keep it short
Long and complex names make it easy to mistype or misspell.

Use keywords
Use words that describe your content/research

Target your research / area
If your research is in Antarctica - you may want to include it.

Avoid special characters, numbers and hyphens
People who hear your website address don’t know if you’re using a numeral (5) or it’s spelled out (five) or they misplace or forget the dash.



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