WSU Tri-Cities Information Technology Computing and Networking

Personal Web Space

* Students needing access to upload files will need to request a unix account, and can do so by calling 372-7334 or emailing Once we have created it, the password will be the same as your WSUTC computer account.

** If you need your site to have any server backend frameworks (wordpress, php, etc), we recommend that you try other hosted services instead. We only allow static content for user sites.

Creating your WSUTC Web space using Usermin

  1. Go to the usermin website. (
  2. Login with your WSUTC username and password.
  3. Select Custom Commands.
  4. Click “Setup personal web space”

Password protecting files

  1. Go to the usermin website. (
  2. Select “Portected Web Directories”
  3. Click on “Add protection for a new directory.”
  4. Select the protected path (the default setting will protect your entire personal web space).
  5. Select an Authentication realm (something like yourname’s private files).
  6. Click on create.
  7. Click on “Add a new user.”
  8. Select a username and password for access to the site.
  9. Click create.

Uploading Documents Using A SFTP Client

Recommended SFTP clients are Cyberduck (Windows and OSX) or WinSCP (Windows only).

  1. Put in the Host field and select SFTP as the protocol.
  2. Open the folder named public_html in the remote view.
  3. Drag and drop files into this folder.
  4. Make sure you can see the files when you browse to<your-username>