Emerson IT Help Desk

What is Pages and how do I connect to it?

All Emerson students, staff, and faculty have 2 GB of space available on the Emerson network, called Pages.

Not only does Pages allow you to publish your files to the Internet by copying them to your folder, but it also provides an easy and secure file backup location. Because Pages is a networked storage space, it is backed up every night, and is reachable from anywhere you have Internet access.

Files inside your Pages folder are by default accessible to everyone. You can place files inside the Private folder to keep them inaccessible to anyone but you.

If you're creating a website, you'll find your finished site in one of the following locations after you upload your files:

  • Students: pages.emerson.edu/students/f/firstname_lastname/
  • Faculty: pages.emerson.edu/faculty/f/firstname_lastname/
  • Staff: pages.emerson.edu/staff/f/firstname_lastname/

When looking at the configuration settings below, make sure to change "students" to "staff or "faculty" when necessary, depending on your status.

Please note: Replace "f" with your first initial, and "firstname_lastname" with your Emerson username.


Best Web Server Practices

Put individual sites and project files into their own folders instead of just within the top level of your pages folder. 

Make sure you do not have any spaces in your folder names. "Project One" will be interperted as project%20one. Underscores are your best friend when creating sites!


Connecting to your Pages folder from a lab computer

To connect to your Pages folder on a lab computer, double-click on the “My Pages Folder” icon on your desktop. Your Pages folder will then open on your desktop. To save a file to your Pages folder, drag and drop it into your Pages folder.


Connecting to your Pages folder outside of the labs

You can easily connect to your Pages folder from your dorm room, or even your apartment off campus; the procedure for Windows or OS X is a little different, so look below for the section relevant to your operating system.


  1. Open a My Computer window, and in the address bar, type the following: ftp://pages.emerson.edu/students/f/firstname_lastname/ remembering to replace f/firstname_lastname with your actual first initial and first and last name.
  2. Windows will ask you for your Emerson username and password. These are the same credentials you use to access your Emerson Gmail.
  3. That's it! The window will now act like any other folder on your computer. You can drag and drop files to and from this window, as well as delete files.


Mac OS X

For OS X users' Pages access to work best, you'll need an FTP program like Cyberduck, FileZilla, or Transmit.

Below are the settings you will need to connect (these will work for a PC-based FTP program too!):

  • FTP Server: pages.emerson.edu
  • Initial folder (if applicable): students/f/firstname_lastname/
  • Username: Your Emerson username
  • Password: Your Emerson password

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Adobe Dreamweaver

Adobe Dreamweaver is a powerful web editing application available in Emerson's computer labs. You can set up Dreamweaver to access your Pages folder to make publishing your website easier than ever. If you need help setting this up, please see one of our friendly lab assistants.

Please note, if you are using Dreamweaver in the computer labs, your site settings will not be saved on the computer. Use the Export function in the Site menu to back up your site information.

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