OIT Home > OIT Knowledge Base Search Knowledge Base: What is a UNIX account? Your UNIX account allows you to access your online web storage account. From here, you can upload your own website or other personal files. Each UNIX account comes with 50mb of quota space. If you need a more robust system, we recommend our LINUX solution. Active students, faculty, and staff are eligible for UNIX accounts. For anyone who leaves UT in good standing, you will retain access to your account for 1 year after you have left the University. Managing Your Account To register for an account, call the OIT HelpDesk at 865-974-9900. You may change your password online Managing Your Website Setting Up Your Account Log into your account using an SFTP Client. Configuration Instructions for several SFTP applications are available in the OIT Knowledge Base. Basic settings are provided below: Host Name: unix.cas.utk.edu Port Number: 22 Protocol: SFTP Create your public_html folder (How-to Instructions) Uploading Files You have two options for uploading files to your website: VolSpace, an online web interface SFTP Clients will connect to the UNIX server and allow you to transfer files from your computer. Need more help?