The Students Webserver
The Students website is a Linux webserver maintained for students in select courses offered by the College of Arts and Humanities and College of Sciences. The Students server's main goal in life is to store and retrieve student work.
Students hoping to access the students server can do so with the following credentials.
- Hostname: students.gaim.ucf.edu
- Username: your NID (ex. jo123456)
- Password: Will be e-mailed to you, ask your instructor otherwise. E-mailed passwords require changing via SSH or the password reset tool prior to using SFTP.
The URL to access any files and folders in your public_html folder follows this pattern: http://students.gaim.ucf.edu/~nid/
For example, if my NID is jo123456, then I can access the file index.html in my public_html folder at the URL http://students.gaim.ucf.edu/~jo123456/index.html
If index.html is in a folder called assignment, then it can be accessed at http://students.gaim.ucf.edu/~jo123456/assignment/index.html
Ask your professor for more information about using the student server to complete class assignments.
You can use PHPMyAdmin to manage your database.
You can request a password reset to change your shell and MySQL accounts. You will need your UCF student card to do so.
- Text/code editor
- SFTP client (such as FileZilla or WinSCP), if you wish to navigate the Students webserver with a graphical interface
- Alternatively, you can SSH into the Students webserver via command line
- Cisco AnyConnect VPN client
Connecting to VPN
In order to access a file directory on the Students webserver via SSH/SFTP, users must be on-campus or connected to the UCF Virtual Private Network (VPN). Off-campus users need the Cisco AnyConnect client to access the university VPN.
You can find installation instructions in the knowledge base article for UCF Virtual Private Network (VPN) Access.
If you run into an issue that you cannot resolve, contact your professor with a detailed message including what steps you took and the errors you received. If your professor is unable to resolve the problem you are experiencing, then your professor can contact the Student webserver support team