The s2.SMU server is designed to host Linux web content that is not compatible with the Sitecore environment. Whenever possible, all public web content for a department or center should reside on Sitecore to utilize the approved templates/branding and personal sites should be on people.smu.edu. s2.smu.edu is designed for users that specifically need the Linux web environment.
Getting Started with s2.SMU
To edit and publish your website on s2.smu.edu, you will need a Lyle Linux account and a SFTP client. To connect to the s2.smu:
- Connect to any General-Use Linux server using your Lyle account username and unix password.
- Select the remote folder public_html to upload your files.
- Select files to transfer and copy them to the server directory. Your URL will be of the form: http://s2.smu.edu/~cuser
For detailed instructions, please see the "Connect to s2.smu" tab above.
In order to upload files to the server, you must have a Lyle Linux account and a SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) client.
Setting up your personal website on s2.SMU
If you have not already, download and install winSCP, Cyberduck, or other SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) client software for the transferring of your files.
Connecting to s2.smu:
- Using your SFTP client software, select SFTP for the File protocol.
- Enter any General-Use Linux Server for the Host name.
- Enter your Lyle Linux account information for the User name and Password for authentication.
You may want to save your session details to a site so you do not need to type them in every time you want to connect. If you do, press the Save button and type site name.
- Click Login to connect.
- Select remote folder:
- Select files to transfer and press F5 or the Upload button to copy the files to the server.
Please Note: The main homepage for the website must be named index.html for the site to automatically load the homepage within the directory.
Your URL will be of the form: http://s2.smu.edu/~cuser
"cuser" being your Lyle Linux account name.