Voyager accounts and HTML files

Voyager is DeAnza’s server for hosting student files including pages for web access. Each page file must be save to a special directory so it will have a unique web address.

Each student must create their own Voyager account. A web-accessible directory is automatically created for you when your Voyager account is created.

The usual way to move a file from your computer to Voyager is by using a program designed for the purpose. You need to be able log into your Voyager account and transfer the file by placing a copy of the file in your directory on the Voyager server.

Filezilla is my current favorite. There are versions for both Macs and PCs. The application works the same on both systems.
You want the Client for your computer.

Technically, an FTP application is pretty simple – log in, display directory contents, move files from here to there,… Any of the ones that are free and appear in multiple “best” lists will do the job.

Once you have it downloaded and ready to go, you log in under host name of

It will then ask for your username and password, which should be the username and password you use for your De Anza CIS lab account. Once you’re in, the window will be split into two. The left is your computer, the right is your directory in the De Anza Voyager server. Navigate it like you normally would in your normal computer.

public-html directory

Notice that when you are logged in to your Voyager account, there are a number of directories, including public-html. You need to transfer your web page files to this directory for them to be viewed from a web browser.

If you upload a file named voyagertest.html to your public-html directory, you would have to specify the entire url including the complete file name.

Use your Voyager account name to replace “studentname” in the example. You need the “~” character ahead of your studentname.
Also ~studentname is a shortcut. Voyager knows to interpret that as the actual url path to your public-html directory.

For the url address, you don’t need to mention the public_html part. All you have to do is replace studentname, with yours, and voyagertest.html with whatever you called your own test page.


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