UCI Campus Organizations Internet Services

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Tutorials

Section 1

What is FTP?

SFTP (secure file transfer protocol) is a secure Internet protocol for transferring files between a server (such as the CORE web server) and any other computer with an Internet connection. An FTP client is a computer program that allows you to upload and download files from a server.

*If you are off-campus you will need to install the OIT VPN software in order to use secure FTP/SFTP. If you do not have the VPN software or you do not wish to download the software, select FTP instead of SFTP (if available). 

The following are setup instructions for our recommended SFTP clients. Any FTP client should work as well. 

We use SFTP, not FTP, to transfer files from our servers to others. If you find that you're unable to connect to our clubs server, it might be because you are trying to connect via port 21 (FTP) and not port 22 (SFTP).

Server Information

SFTP Server: clubs.uci.edu

SFTP port: 22

SFTP username: your account username

SFTP password: your account password

*Note: You must be connecting on campus or through the Campus VPN to be able to access your club's website

Recommended FTP Clients

  • Mac: Fetch or Filezilla
  • GNU/Linux: FileZilla
  • Windows: Core FTP or FileZilla

If you are creating your site using Dreamweaver, you may choose to use the build-in FTP client in Dreamweaver.