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Uploading Content using MyVPN


What is MyVPN?

  • A VPN, also known as Virtual Private Network, is a connection used to connect to the campus network with an encrypted connection. This allows you the ability to connect to the Student Web Server anywhere in the country.
  • The MyVPN resource is managed by Business Technology Services.
  • The MyVPN resource is managed by Business Technology Services.
  • For purpose of this guide, our student is Johnny Appleseed. He has activated his site and is ready to upload files.

Step by Step

  1. First, open your web browser.
  2. Browse to
  3. Log in with your eagle e-mail id, as shown below.
  4. Once you are logged in, click on 'Student Websites'.
  5. Choose your folder. In this case, Johnny Appleseed's folder.
  6. Once in your folder, you may see files you've uploaded or a default file in place. You can upload files by choosing the 'Upload files' button.
  7. Find the files you need on your local computer. As you can see, you can add multiple files. In this example, JAppleseed is uploading 'file.html' to his website.
  8. When you are finished, click the 'Upload' button at the bottom of the file upload screen. The system will provide you a status screen. Notice the filename, 'file.html'. When finished, click 'Close'.
  9. Your files will upload. Visit your website by navigating to the newly uploaded page, and you should see the file load. As before, we are navigating to 'file.html'. For example,

  10. Frequently Asked Questions
    • My website is showing up as "Page Cannot Be Displayed" or "404 Not Found": All websites must have an index.html file in the root directory of your folder for the website to display. Otherwise, you need to specify the specific file in the URL.
    • I uploaded an index.html file but still can't get the site to load: Make sure you are able to enable file name extensions on any computer you upload files from or else you may not be uploading the right type of files. For example, you may be uploading index.html.html instead of index.html. If this is the case, your URL would be You can remove the extra extension once you've enabled file extensions.
    • Additional tip: Make sure you are typing the full URL of your site and files or else the website will not load. You must be explicit in your requests. For example,
    • .