Dana - File Storage and Web Hosting
Available To: Students
Students can create web sites at NAU in a variety of ways.
How to Request
The Dana server can be used to set up a web page (located at http://dana.ucc.nau.edu/your_userID) or store up to 500MB of data. You can connect to Dana to upload your files a number of different ways (all of these methods require that you connect to the NAU VPN first):
- Using an FTP client (such as CoreFTP for Windows):
Enter user name and password into the site manager, then select Dana. The connection must be made to the server dana.ucc.nau.edu, through port 22, and SSH/SFTP must be selected as the connection. Once connected, the left side contains your local computer files, while on the right you will have your Dana files. Your website files must go into the public_html folder and you must name your homepage index.html or index.htm.
- Using the MapDrive program (Windows Only):
Once you have the MapDrive program downloaded, simply run it to connect to your Z: and W: drives (the W: drive is where you store your website files). Now your Dana drives look just like a regular hard drive on your computer. Drop all of your files in either Z: or W: depending on the type of file that you are uploading (website files go in W:, everything else in Z:). Make sure that your website homepage is named index.html or index.htm.
- Alternatively, you can manually access the Z: drive by going to the Start menu or screen and searching (or clicking on) Run. In the Run window, type in \\dana.ucc.nau.edu\yourUserID (i.e. \\dana.ucc.nau.edu\abc234) and click OK. For your W: drive, type this instead: \\dana.ucc.nau.edu\webhome. You may have to login with your NAU user ID and password.
- If you are on a Mac, you can connect to your Dana drive by opening the Finder and then selecting the Go menu in the upper left and clicking Connect to Server. On the next page, type in smb://dana.ucc.nau.edu/yourUserID (i.e. smb://dana.ucc.nau.edu/abc234) into the Server Address for your Z: drive and smb://dana.ucc.nau.edu/webhome for your website homepage (W: drive) and then login with your normal user ID and password. Now your Dana drive looks just like a regular hard drive on your computer. Drop all of your files in either Z: or W: depending on the type of file that you are uploading (website files go in W:, everything else in Z:). Make sure that your website homepage is named index.html or index.htm.
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This page lists the website hosting options available through ITS for personal and departmental use.
Training & Documentation
Basic instructions are provided about the process of requesting webspace and email for your student club or organization.
Short overview of how long students will have access to certain NAU technology services after leaving the University.