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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 on a University Machine==
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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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==How to connect to ZipSpace with Windows==
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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.
  
===WIN7 / WIN8===
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'''For free alternatives to ZipSpace:''' <br>
#This step is different between vista/7 and 8
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[https://pages.github.com GitHub] <br>
## <b>Vista/7</b>: Click on the Start button and choose Computer
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[https://www.weebly.com/pricing Weebly Free] <br>
## <b>Windows 8</b>: Click on the folder icon on the bottom left of your screen and choose Computer from the panel on the left of the window
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[https://support.wix.com/en/article/building-a-website-for-free Wix Free] <br>
#Along the top of the window, click on '''Map a network drive'''
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[https://wordpress.com/#plans Wordpress Free] <br>
#type in https:\\gozips.uakron.edu\ and your [[UAnet ID]]
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#Select the desired drive letter you would like to use.
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#Click on connect using different credentials.
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#for username type "UANET\uanetid"
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#for password type your password.
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[[Category:IT Services]]
''VPN access is not necessary for this connection if you are off-campus''
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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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====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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*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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    %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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====XP Method 3====
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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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==How to connect to ZipSpace with Mac OS X==
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#Open Finder
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#Click the "Go" menu
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#Select "Connect to a Server"
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#Enter the following: https://gozips.uakron.edu/''youruanetid''
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#Click "Connect"
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#Use Zipspace the same as a normal folder.
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==How to connect to ZipSpace with 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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==How to make a website on your ZipSpace==
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===Beginners guide to building a website===
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Regardless of what some may think or say building a basic website is extremely simple.  In fact, if you were able to turn on your computer and navigate to this Wiki page then you are capable of constructing your own basic website.
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===Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)===
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'''HTML''', short for '''Hypertext Markup Language''', is a one of the most basic programming languages used to develop websites.  In this article I will explain how to create a basic web page and how to upload that web page to your Zipspace so that the page may be accessed from anywhere in the world.
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====Building your web page====
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1) Open up a text editor such as Microsoft Word, Notepad, Wordpad, etc.<br>
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2) Once you have opened your text editor we need to write some HTML.  So either copy and paste the following or write the following into your text document and afterwards I'll explain what it all means.<br>
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&lt;html&gt;
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      &lt;head&gt;
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          &lt;title&gt;My First Website&lt;/title&gt;
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      &lt;/head&gt;
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      &lt;body&gt;
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          Hello World!  This is my first webpage!
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      &lt;/body&gt;
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&lt;/html&gt;
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HTML consists of many different items called tags.  The tags that we just used in the above code are
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*'''&lt;html&gt;&lt;/html&gt;''' - This tag is used to create the webpage
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*'''&lt;head&gt;&lt;/head&gt;''' - Used to process certain information that is not displayed on the Web page
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*'''&lt;title&gt;&lt;/title&gt;''' - This puts the information within the tags into the title bar
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*'''&lt;body&gt;&lt;/body&gt;''' - Usually contains the visible portion of the document
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====Saving your new web page====
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Now that your web page has been made you must save the document as "index.html" (without the quotes).  Be careful though that you do not save the document as "index.html.txt" or something of that nature.
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====Uploading the file to your Zipspace====
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{{Box Note|In order to upload your web page to your Zipspace you must first connect to your [[Zipspace]].  If you are unsure of how to do this please follow the steps located, [[Zipspace|here]].}}
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Once you have connected to your Zipspace you should see a folder labeled "www".  Place your "index.html" file inside of the "www" folder.  Then navigate your web browser to the following address http://gozips.uakron.edu/~UANetID (Replace UANetID with your assigned UANet ID)
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====Additional Information on Websites====
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[http://www.w3schools.com/html/  W3 Schools]<br>
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[http://www.webmonkey.com/tutorials/ Webmonkey]
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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