All Humboldt State University students, faculty and staff are automatically provided with an account on the local campus web server  to host individual and faculty course websites; the account is valid for the entire time they are associated with HSU. To ensure that all HSU-hosted websites are accessible to the entire campus community, site owners are required to take a short survey and, depending on ttheir role, undertake Accessibility Training Initiative (ATI)  training before their account is activated.
To start the account activation process, follow these steps.
To upload content to your site, you can use either secure FTP (SFTP ) or Network Folders , HSU’s remote-access central file storage system for all current students, staff and faculty. Your web site files should be stored in the public_html folder.
Note the following changes from earlier systems:
IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not make any file that contains a password to a database, such as a config file, "world readable".
To access your MySQL account in order to create tables and other onscreen data displays for your website, use PHPMyAdmin  (MySQL login credentials required). To reference your MySQL account in config files, use the host name user-mysql.humboldt.edu