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  • Fugu is a free graphical interface for the text-based Secure FTP (SFTP) software available on Macintosh OS X. Mac OS 10.7 (Lion) & 10.8 (Mountain Lion) Users A final release of Fugu, compatible with Mac OS 10.7 & 10.8, has not yet been made available by the parent company. A preview...
  • WinSCP is an SFTP application. It is used to transfer files between a local computer and a server. WinSCP encrypts all data passed over the network, making your personal account information more secure. Obtain & Install WinSCP WinSCP is available at no cost from the WinSCP Web...
  • SecureCRT is a terminal emulation application used to access remote computers such as the UMass Amherst IT's Web hosting server. SecureCRT is SSH2-compliant and encrypts all data passed between a remote host and your personal computer. Obtain and Install SecureCRT SecureCRT is...
  • Terminal comes with the Mac OS X operating system and is used to access and run commands on remote computers and servers such as IT's Web hosting server. Terminal is SSH2-compliant and encrypts all data between a server and your personal computer. The following instructions are based on Mac OS...
  • OIT supports a number of Web site authoring and management programs you can use to create and maintain your Web site. These and other programs are installed on computers in OIT Computer Classrooms throughout campus. Learn About Adobe Dreamweaver Although you can use notepad or TextEdit, we...
  • The policies outlined below apply to all Drupal sites hosted by the Office of Information Technologies (OIT). In conjunction to these policies, site developers should always attempt to adhere to both Drupal and general Web development best practices. Drupal Versioning All OIT hosted Drupal...
  • How do I activate my Web space? For information on how to activate and access your Web space, see our Personal Web Sites documentation. What tools do I need to create and maintain my Web site? You will need an SFTP program to transfer files from your computer to the storage space as well as a...
  • As of September 1, 2014, CGI-enabeld Web sites will no longer be offered as a service at UMass Amherst. About CGI-enabled Web Sites Web site administrators can use OIT's CGI server to add CGI (Common Gateway Interface) forms to their Web sites. Access to the CGI server is only available to...
  • The first step in working with Dreamweaver should always be to set up a site definition. Setting up a site definition will ensure that you can create accurate links and transfer files between the Web server and your personal computer.Note: This guide is directed towards members of the UMass...
  • Adobe Dreamweaver includes built-in tools that make it easier to manage your Web site files on your computer and a Web server. These tools include SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol) software which allows you to transfer files to and from a server such as OIT's Web hosting server, webadmin.oit....
  • OIT has limited the number of commands available on the webadmin.oit.umass.edu server to the following: bash cal cat chmod clear cp date diff du...
  • Frequently asked questions about Web site hosting at UMass Amherst are answered below. How do I activate my Web space? For information on how to activate and access your Web space, see our Personal Web Sites documentation. What tools do I need to create and maintain my Web site? You will...
  • Webmasters maintaining official UMass Web sites are responsible for backing up their Web files to prevent inadvertent damage or loss. Back up your Web files on floppy disks, zip disks or CDs. Use SFTP (Secure File Transfer) to download files to your local computer, then copy them to the storing...
  • Basic information you will need to create and manage a UMass Web site is provided below. Web Authoring & Management Software To create and manage your Web site, you need at least two types of software, an SFTP program (to activate your Web space and upload your files) and a Web authoring...