Connect to a Web Space through SFTP

If you have a personal website hosted on, you must connect to your web space using SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP). 

Users must be connected to the campus network to access the files. This can be done by connecting to the elonu-secure network, or using a vpn from off campus to securly connect to the network.

Connection Settings

Use the following settings within your SFTP client to access your personal website files:

  • Hostname/server:
  • Port: 22
  • Protocol: SFTP/SSH
  • Username: Elon account username (without
  • Password: Password of the account (same as email, Moodle, etc.)
  • Path: /username

SFTP Clients

Using an SFTP client will allow you to upload, access, and download files on your website. Examples of SFTP clients include WinSCP (Win), Fetch (macOS), and Cyberduck (Win, macOS). Some web editors such as Adobe Dreamweaver can also connect to SFTP.

Be careful when downloading and installing free programs from the Web. Read the complete text, especially any checkboxes that may give sites permission to download and install other programs (like adware) that can be difficult to remove.


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