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Zipspace is a network storage location for students. Each student is allocated 100 [[megabytes]] of storage.
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'''As of June 3rd, 2019, Zipspace has been discontinued. Please contact the [[Contact us|Help Desk]] if you have any questions'''
==How to utilize your Zipspace==
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You can store projects, papers, or [[Make a Webpage on your zipspace|create a webpage]]. As long as you have an Internet connection you will be able to connect to it from anywhere.
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==How to connect to your Zipspace==
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===In the labs===
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Most labs are already set up to so that your Zipspace is mapped to the My Documents folder.
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===At home===
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If you wish to connect to your Zipspace from home you will need to use one of the methods below depending on your operating system.
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====Windows====
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As a last resort, you can connect to your zipspace by completing the following steps.
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#Connect to the [[Cisco_VPN_Client|VPN]]
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#Click on the start button. XP users click RUN, Vista and Windows 7 users simply type into the 'search' box
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#Type \\uanet.edu\zipspace\*the first letter of username*\*uanetid*
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#*for example \\uanet.edu\zipspace\c\cjc24
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#Hit Enter or Click OK.  a few seconds will elapse, you will be prompted for your username and password
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#Type in UANET\your username (uanet\cjc24) and enter your password.
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Your zipspace will open up as a folder.
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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. General file storage can be moved into OneDrive for Business for faculty and staff, or into your Google Drive for faculty staff and students. Web Hosting can be done through any of the following free alternatives: GitHub, Weebly, Wix, or Wordpress. These efforts will reduce the cost of storage for the university while providing a better user experience for both site admins and consumers.
=====XP Method 1=====
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[[Webdrive]] Provides the easiest method of connecting to your network share from home.  
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=====XP Method 2=====
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'''For free alternatives to ZipSpace:''' <br>
*Click the start button, then run, and type in the following:(Or, choose add a network place from the network places window)
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[https://pages.github.com GitHub] <br>
    %Systemroot%\system32\rundll32.exe netplwiz.dll,AddNetPlaceRunDll
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[https://www.weebly.com/pricing Weebly Free] <br>
[[Image:Xpzipsrunbox.jpg]]
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[https://support.wix.com/en/article/building-a-website-for-free Wix Free] <br>
*Select ''Choose a custom network location''
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[https://wordpress.com/#plans Wordpress Free] <br>
[[Image:xpzipswiz1.jpg]]
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*Enter the following:
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    https://gozips.uakron.edu/''youruanetid''
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*You will be prompted for credentials. Enter your UAnetID and Password.
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*Type a name for this connection. It should be something descriptive. 
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*This connection will now appear under '''My Network Places''' (on the desktop or in your start menu)
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=====VISTA / WIN7=====
 
#Click on the start button and select computer.
 
#Along the top of the window, click on '''Map a network drive'''
 
#type in 'https://gozips.uakron.edu/' and your [[UAnet ID]]
 
#Select the desired drive letter you would like to use.
 
#Click on Use a different username and password
 
#for username type "UANET\uanetid"
 
#for password type your password.
 
  
''VPN access is not necessary for this connection if you are off-campus''
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[[Category:IT Services]]
 
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If these instructions won't work for you, you can try using [[Webdrive]].
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=====Vista=====
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*Click the start button and type in the following:
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    RunDll32.exe %SystemRoot%\system32\shwebsvc.dll,AddNetPlaceRunDll
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*Select ''Choose a custom network location''
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*Enter the following:
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    https://gozips.uakron.edu/''youruanetid''
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*You will be prompted for credentials.  Enter your UAnetID and Password.
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*Type a name for this connection.  It should be something descriptive. 
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*This connection will now appear under '''MY COMPUTER''' (or Computer in the start menu)
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=====XP=====
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*Click the start button, then run, and type in the following:
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    %Systemroot%\system32\rundll32.exe netplwiz.dll,AddNetPlaceRunDll
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[[Image:Xpzipsrunbox.jpg]]
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*Select ''Choose a custom network location''
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[[Image:xpzipswiz1.jpg]]
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*Enter the following:
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    https://gozips.uakron.edu/''youruanetid''
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*You will be prompted for credentials.  Enter your UAnetID and Password.
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*Type a name for this connection.  It should be something descriptive. 
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*This connection will now appear under '''My Network Places''' (on the desktop or in your start menu)
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=====Internet Explorer=====
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*Click File, then Open.
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*A box should appear.
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*Type https://gozips.uakron.edu/ then after the / type your [[UAnet ID]]
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For example, If your UAnetID was "zippy" you would type in:
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https://gozips.uakron.edu/zippy
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*Click '''Open as Web Folder''' and click enter.
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You should now be connected to your Zipspace after you enter in your password.
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''If you are using Internet Explorer 7 (installed by default in Windows Vista), you will not be able to connect via this method. ''
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=====Network Share=====
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{{Box Note|You need to be at on the wireless network, dialup, or VPN for this to work.}}
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*Open My Computer
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*Click Tools then Map Network Drive
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*Choose a suitable drive letter.
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*Enter \\uanet.edu\zipspace\ then after the \ enter the first letter of your [[UAnet ID]] as a capital then \ and then your [[UAnet ID]
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\\uanet.edu\zipspace\Z\zippy
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*Click Connect using a different user name.
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*Enter Username UANET\ then after the \ enter your [[UAnet ID]] and your password.
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*Click OK
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*Click Reconnect at logon.
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*Click Finish.
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=====My Network Places=====
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*Click Start
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*Click My Network Places
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*On the left click under Network Tasks, click Add a network place
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*Click Next
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*Select "Choose another network location" and click Next
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*Enter https://gozips.uakron.edu/yourUAnetID make sure
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*A box should appear, type in your UAnet ID and Password
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*You can accept the default name for the network place or change it.
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*Click Next
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*Click Finish
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====Mac OS X====
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Connecting to ZIPSpace from a Macintosh will vary depending upon your OS:
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*Macintosh OS 10.4X must use [[CyberDuck]] to connect to ZIPSpace
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*Macintosh OS 8.x – 9.x clients must setup the Goliath client software in order to access ZIPSpace<br>
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=====Connecting to ZIPSpace with Mac OS 10.4x or higher=====
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A. Preferred Option 
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    1.Click the "Go" menu
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    2. Select "Connect to a Server"
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    3. Enter the following: https://gozips.uakron.edu/''youruanetid''
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    4. Click "Connect"
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B. To access ZipSpace w/ Mac OS 10.4 or higher, you can use the [[CyberDuck]] instructions. (Legacy Method)
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=====Connecting to ZIPSpace with Mac OS 8.x – 9.x=====
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In order to connect to the ZipSpace from your Macintosh, you will need to download and install the Goliath client software, which provides webDAV support (over HTTPS) for both OS X as well as MacOS Classic environments (8.x - 9.x). You can download Goliath from the distribution site http://www.webdav.org/goliath/ - click on the Download link on the left side of the page.
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=====Using Goliath=====
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*Launch Goliath, from the File Menu select, New Connection:
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*Enter the URL: https://gozips.uakron.edu/YOUR_UANET_ID For example if your UANET is mcgates, you would enter: https://gozips.uakron.edu/mcgates
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*You will also need to enter your UANET ID and Password. Then click OK
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*You will see a security alert:
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*Click “OK” to accept the certificate.
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*Once connected, you will see a window which provides access to your files on the ZIPSpace server.
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*To upload files, simply drag and drop a copy of your files and folders to the Goliath window.
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*To download files from the ZIPSpace server to your hard drive:
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a. Select the desired items<br>
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b. Then from the Web menu, select Download Items<br>
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c. You will then be prompted to select a location on your hard drive<br>
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9. To delete files from the server:<br>
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d. Select the desired items<br>
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e. From the Web menu select Delete Items.<br>
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NOTE: This simply moves items to the Trash folder. To permanently remove items, you must also delete them from the Trash folder.
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{{Linux}}
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====Linux====
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=====Gnome=====
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These instructions were created using Ubuntu 8.10. Similar distributions using Gnome should behave similarly.<br>
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<br>
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1. Go to Places and Connect to Server.<br>
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2. Select Secure WebDAV as Service Type.<br>
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3. Put 'gozips.uakron.edu/youruanetid' in the Server field and click connect.<br>
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4. Enter ID and password.<br>
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=====KDE=====
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======KNetAttach======
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If you have KNetAttach you can set up a profile.
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<div style="float:left;width:315px;">
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[[Image:Knetattach1.png|left|200px|Add Network Folder]]
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</div>
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{{-}}
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Click WebFolder (webdav)
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<div style="float:left;width:315px;">
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[[Image:Knetattach2.png|left|200px|Network Folder Information]]
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</div>
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{{-}}
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*Under Name type Zipspace
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*User: Your [[UAnet ID]]
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*Server: gozips.uakron.edu
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*Folder: / then type your [[UAnet ID]]
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*Click Use Encryption
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*Port: 443
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*Click Save & Connect
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*Enter your password when it prompts you.
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You should be connected to your Zipspace
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======Konqueror======
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Type webdavs://gozips.uakron.edu/ then after the / type your [[UAnet ID]]
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Enter your password and you should be connected to your Zipspace.
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=====Command Line =====
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The advantages of this method is to eliminate the virtual filesystem.
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*Download the DavFS tools from http://dav.sf.net. Gentoo Users can ''emerge neon davfs2''
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*Install the binary as the readme states.
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modprobe coda
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mount -t davfs https://gozips.uakron.edu/UANETID /mnt/webdav
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You should be connected.
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[[Category:Windows]]<br>
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[[Category:Linux]]<br>
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[[Category:Mac]]<br>
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[[Category:ZipSpace]]
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[[Category:Getting Connected]]
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Latest revision as of 18:01, 2 January 2020

As of June 3rd, 2019, Zipspace has been discontinued. Please contact the Help Desk if you have any questions

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. General file storage can be moved into OneDrive for Business for faculty and staff, or into your Google Drive for faculty staff and students. Web Hosting can be done through any of the following free alternatives: GitHub, Weebly, Wix, or Wordpress. These efforts will reduce the cost of storage for the university while providing a better user experience for both site admins and consumers.

For free alternatives to ZipSpace:
GitHub
Weebly Free
Wix Free
Wordpress Free