All Humboldt State University students, faculty and staff can create their own account on the local campus web server  to host individual and faculty course websites; that 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, you are required to take a short survey before their account is activated.
To start the account activation process, follow these steps.
*NOTE: You can select a web alias before you see a "Y" in the "Can do web development?" field, but your account will not be activated until that status is updated.
You will receive an email when the account has been activated.
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 current students, staff, and faculty. Your web site files should be stored in the public_html folder.
Once your web alias has been activated, you have the option of adding mySQL to your site. To do this:
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