Lab 1: Student Page & Server Set-up


This lab serves as a basis and setup for future assignments and labs. You will:

  1. Create your first HTML page and add some basic information about yourself.
  2. Ensure you can access your account on the itpwebdev web server.
  3. Install and set up FileZilla so you can upload your first HTML page to the itpwebdev web server and make it “live” on the Internet.


  1. Create a new HTML file named student_page.html (all lowercase, no spaces)
  2. Using the HTML you learned in lecture, add the following info in your student_page.html. Scroll down below for a sample.
    1. Your Name (bolded, bigger font size than rest of the page, use a heading tag)
    2. Your Email Address
    3. A list of courses you are taking this semester (A bulleted list)
    4. At least three of your favorite websites with correct links to them.
    5. Your favorite color. Set the text of your favorite color to that favorite color. (e.g. blue, green, pink etc)
    6. Some kind of background color that covers the entire page.
    7. An area titled “Labs.” You will be adding links to your future labs here.
    8. An area titled “Assignments.” You will be adding links to your future assignments here.
  3. When complete, you need to upload this to a web server to make this page “live” on the Internet. Follow the instructions below to get access to the itpwebdev web server.
Server set up
  1. Go to
  2. Log in with your USC NetID as the username. Get the temporary password from the TA.
  3. Upon login, change your password by scrolling down to the “Preference” section. Click “Password & Security” and change your password to something memorable but hard to guess.
  4. Check that your domain is working. Every ITP 303 student is assigned to a domain that points to your assigned server space. Your domain would be something like: . Replace youruscusername with your USC Net ID and you should see something like the screenshot below:
  5. If your domain is working correctly, you can now upload your completed student_page.html to the server. Download a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) software like FileZilla (the Clients version).
  6. Follow this guide on how to connect and upload files to the itpwebdev web server. Come back to this page when you have uploaded your student_page.html successfully.
  7. In your browser, go to to check that your student_page.html has been successfully uploaded and is now live on the Internet. Replace yourusername with your USC NETID that you use to log into Blackboard and etc. Leave the ~ symbol before your username.
  8. Lastly, go to the class website and scroll down to your picture under “Student Pages.” Click on your picture. The same student_page.html should open.
  9. That’s it! This page is now on the Internet and anyone with this URL can access this page. Do not modify this page since the last modified timestamp is considered the time you submitted this file.