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For each course, every student and instructor is provided with a "home" folder on the network, on the "G" drive. This folder serves as the root folder for your website. To access the folder and upload files, please follow one of the guides below, depending on the device you're using. The URL for your website is: (replace "netid" with your own SU NetID).


For security reasons, your website is not publicly visible on the internet. You can access it from anywhere on the campus network, including the AirOrangeX wireless network. From off-campus, however, you would need to first connect to SU's VPN in order to browse to your site. More information on the VPN utility can be found here:

SU Lab Computer (or Remote Lab)

The "G" drive is connected automatically on SU-managed computers. Pull up G: in File Explorer and navigate to "IST", "IST-S-STUDENTS", "netid" OR

  1. Right-click on the start menu icon and click on "Run".
  2. In the Run box, type "G:\IST\IST-S-STUDENTS\netid" replacing "netid" with your own SU NetID

Personal device (Windows 7 or later)

Although it's possible to mount your home folder directly on your personal device, we'd still recommend using RemoteLab for the sake of simplicity (


  1. Right-click on the start menu and click on "Run".
  2. In the Run box, type the server name as follows, with no quotes: "\\\ist-shared\ist-s-students\netid" replacing "netid" with your own SU NetID

  3. You'll be prompted to login. Since you're on your personal device, you'll need to specify that you're logging in using an SU domain account by inserting "ad\" before your netid in the login box (see photo)

Personal device (Mac OSX)

  1. In Finder, click "Go" in the menubar and then click "Connect to server" (or use the ⌘K shortcut).
  2. In the "Server Address" box, type the server name as follows, with no quotes: "smb://" replacing "netid" with your own SU NetID

  3. You'll be prompted to login. Provide your SU NetID and password in the login box as shown, replacing "netid" with your own SU NetID. If you wish, you can save your password for future connections.


Upload files

  1. After you've established a connection to your home folder, you can create, edit or upload existing web content files. These files can then be viewed as web pages in your browser.

    If you browse to the root of your website without specifying a file ( you'll get an error. If you want your site to work this way, you'll need to have what's called a "default document" so your browser knows which file to use by default. Depending on your needs, create an .html or .php file at the root of your home folder named "index.html" or "index.php" and edit this file as necessary.