Upload your website using Netdrive

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Novell's Netdrive is a free WebDAV client, and is the recommended way to connect to the Web Hosting platform.


Netdrive is available for download here.

Using Netdrive

Install Netdrive

Netdrive installation does not require anything other than clicking a few times.

  • Pick a language


  • Click on "Next"


  • Click on "Yes"


  • Click on "Next"


  • An explorer window pops up with the files installed. Double-click on Netdrive.exe to start configuring Netdrive.


Configure Netdrive

  • Click on "New Site"


  • Where it asks you to enter a name for your new site, you should fill in: upload.scoilnet.ie and where it asks you for the site address, you should fill in: https://upload.scoilnet.ie/school1


  • Click on "Connect". If you wish Netdrive to connect to your website space every time you start your computer, tick the box beside Connect at login/startup. We recommend you tick this box.
  • Under "Drive", you should choose a drive letter that you are not currently using. If you are unsure what to set this to, leave it as X:
  • You should enter your username and password as shown below, replacing jmurphy1234 with your own.


  • A new drive now appears in "My Computer"


Upload your files

  • Go into the new drive (by double-clicking it).


  • Copy your website files into the school1.scoilnet.ie folder. Your folder will have your Online Name instead of school1.


  • The files now exist in the school1.scoilnet.ie folder.


You should now be able to view your updated website.

Troubleshooting Netdrive

If you receive this error then you have mistakenly entered http:// instead of https:// in the Site Address/URL section. By adding https:// you will not receive this error.


This error indicates that you have typed an incorrect username, password or both. Re-type the username and password that were provided to you and try again. Username and Password are Case-Sensitive. If it does not work contact the Service Desk for assistance.


This error indicates that you already have a mapped drive created under that drive letter. Either disconnect the current drive or change the drive letter assignment and retry.