ZipSpace set to Read Only
Contact: Keith Piepho
With the start of fall semester, Information and Technology Services is announcing that ZipSpace, used for file storage and web hosting, is being decommissioned due to its declining usability and the availability of free, cloud-based alternatives.
Everyone has time to move their files and sites out of ZipSpace, it will be moved to a read-only access on Monday, Sept. 10.
In May 2019, after the end of the spring semester, the ZipSpace server will be shut off.
General file storage can be moved into OneDrive for Business for faculty and staff, or into your Google Drive for faculty staff and students.
These efforts will reduce the cost of storage for the university while providing a better user experience for both site admins and consumers.
Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ
Please call the ITS Help Desk at ext. 6888 to open a ticket for this request.
This content should be moved to Brightspace.
Please contact University Communications and Marketing to create Wordpress blog or to explore other options.
There are several services available to host your site. Some options include:
- GitHub — https://pages.github.com
- Weebly free — https://www.weebly.com/pricing
- Wix free — https://support.wix.com/en/article/building-a-website-for-free
- Wordpress free — https://wordpress.com/#plans
Here are some of the commonly used tutorials for GitHub.
Below is a link to a tutorial on how to setup a web page with GitHub -
GitHub's guide (This one shows how to make a homepage using markdown) -
Below is a tutorial for creating a webpage using the github client (You can create a page through their website, a dedicated client, or on the command line)