GatorLink Computer Services at the University of Florida
To activate your GatorLink web space simply transfer prepared web
pages to the GatorLink web server, plaza.ufl.edu. You will need to
supply your GatorLink username and password during this process. Your web
pages are viewed by pointing your browser to
To transfer web pages use Internet file transfer software like WS-FTP
or Fetch or other client software that supports the FTP protocol (e.g.
Netscape Composer). WS-FTP (IBM PC) and Fetch (Macintosh) can be obtained
on the UF Software CD. You
cannot logon to plaza.ufl.edu using Telnet software.
The following are steps to prepare and transfer web pages to your
GatorLink web space.
- A web page can be created in a variety of different ways.
You can use Netscape Composer, Microsoft FrontPage or other web page
editor software. Your web page or pages are stored on your personal
computer and transferred to your GatorLink web space for viewing by
others. You can get started creating a simple page by referring to
tutorials in the software. For an introduction to coding HTML, refer to
the CIRCA Handout Getting
Started with HTML. You can also take CIRCA Computer
lesson (faculty or staff) or a Netg online course to get a quick
- Once your page has been created, save it somewhere on your
computer. Your initial web page should be named index.html.
You may create additional web page files that are linked to from
File transfer (FTP) your newly created page to plaza.ufl.edu.
Netscape Composer and other HTML editors may have a publish
option that transfers the files. Refer to the following links
for instructions on how to use WS-FTP (IBM PC),
Netscape Composer, or Fetch (Mac). Additional instructions are located
the UF Software CD.
To transfer files using FTP you must connect to
Find the index.html file on your computer and send it to
Your new web page is located at http://plaza.ufl.edu/username
Last revision: May 17, 2001
For assistance, contact the UF Computing Help Desk:
(352) 392-HELP or email@example.com
Center for Instructional and Research Computing Activities
University of Florida