How do I connect to webhost.uic.edu using SSH?

Don't forget!

If you are connecting from off-campus, you must also be connected using UIC VPN. VPN installation instructions are available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

Use the following settings to connect to your webhost.uic.edu account with an SSH client: 

Setting Value
Protocol SSH2
Hostname webhost.uic.edu
Port 22
Username UIC NetID
Authentication UIC common password

Your default location will be in your home directory, which is /home/NetID. Your sites will be located in /var/www/sites folder. For example a site named demo will be in /var/www/sites/demo.

Connecting with Windows

Download and install SecureCRT (free from the WebStore). Any other SSH client of your choice can be used as well. Remember to use webhost.uic.edu as the hostname​. Be sure to Accept & Save the host key the first time you log in to Webhost.

SecureCRT Quick Connect

Connecting with Mac OS X

We also have instructions for using SSH with Terminal for Mac OS X, but again, remember to use webhost.uic.edu as the hostname. Below is an example of someone connecting to for the first time via SSH. You'll only need to say yes when connecting the first time.

local-computer$ ssh NetID@webhost.uic.edu

Once connected, you can use symbolic links to get to your sites. We automatically create a symbolic link for each site you have access to. For example if your site's name is demo, do:

[NetID@webhost-prod ~]$ cd demo
[NetID@webhost-prod demo]$ ls
data  htdocs  logs  run

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Last updated: 

September 20, 2016

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