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Zipspace is a network storage location for students. Each student is allocated 100 megabytes of storage.

How to connect to your Zipspace on a University Machine

Most labs are already set up to so that your Zipspace is mapped to the My Documents folder.

How to connect to ZipSpace via Internet browser

  1. Open internet browser (preferably Chrome or Firefox)
  2. In the address bar type in the following: https://gozips.uakron.edu/youruanetid
  3. Hit the Enter key.
  4. It will ask you to log in with your UANet ID and password.

How to connect to ZipSpace with Windows


  1. This step is different between vista/7 and 8
    1. Vista/7: Click on the Start button and choose Computer
    2. Windows 8: Click on the folder icon on the bottom left of your screen and choose Computer from the panel on the left of the window
  2. Along the top of the window, click on Map a network drive
  3. Under folder type in https:\\gozips.uakron.edu\ and your UAnet ID, for example you would type in https:\\gozips.uakron.edu\abc12 if your ID was abc12
  4. Select the desired drive letter you would like to use.
  5. Click on connect using different credentials.
  6. For username type your uanetid.
  7. For password type your password.
  8. If that does not work, type in "UANET\uanetid" in the username box, so if your ID is abc12 you would type in UANET\abc12.

VPN access is not necessary for this connection if you are off-campus


  • Click the start button and type in the following:
    RunDll32.exe %SystemRoot%\system32\shwebsvc.dll,AddNetPlaceRunDll

  • Select Choose a custom network location
  • Enter the following:
  • You will be prompted for credentials. Enter your UAnetID and Password.
  • Type a name for this connection. It should be something descriptive.
  • This connection will now appear under MY COMPUTER (or Computer in the start menu)


XP Method 1

  • Click the start button, then run, and type in the following:(Or, choose add a network place from the network places window)
    %Systemroot%\system32\rundll32.exe netplwiz.dll,AddNetPlaceRunDll
  • Select Choose a custom network location
  • Enter the following:
  • You will be prompted for credentials. Enter your UAnetID and Password.
  • Type a name for this connection. It should be something descriptive.
  • This connection will now appear under My Network Places (on the desktop or in your start menu)

XP Method 2

As a last resort, you can connect to your zipspace by completing the following steps.

  1. Connect to the VPN
  2. Click on the start button. XP users click RUN, Vista and Windows 7 users simply type into the 'search' box
  3. Type \\uanet.edu\zipspace\*the first letter of username*\*uanetid*
    • for example \\uanet.edu\zipspace\c\cjc24
  4. Hit Enter or Click OK. a few seconds will elapse, you will be prompted for your username and password
  5. Type in UANET\your username (uanet\cjc24) and enter your password.

How to connect to ZipSpace with Mac OS X

Step by step video help

  1. Open Finder
  2. Click the "Go" menu
  3. Select "Connect to a Server"
  4. Enter the following: https://gozips.uakron.edu/youruanetid
  5. Click "Connect"
  6. Use ZipSpace the same as you would for any other folder.

How to connect to ZipSpace with Linux


These instructions were created using Ubuntu 8.10. Similar distributions using Gnome should behave similarly.

1. Go to Places and Connect to Server.
2. Select Secure WebDAV as Service Type.
3. Put 'gozips.uakron.edu/youruanetid' in the Server field and click connect.
4. Enter ID and password.



Open Knetattach and Choose Click WebFolder (webdav)

  1. Name: Zipspace
  2. User: Your UAnet ID
  3. Server: gozips.uakron.edu
  4. Folder: / then type your UAnet ID
  5. Click Use Encryption
  6. Port: 443
  7. Click Save & Connect
  8. Enter your password when it prompts you.

How to make a website on your ZipSpace

Beginners guide to building a website

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.

Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)

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.

Building your web page

1) Open up a text editor such as Microsoft Word, Notepad, Wordpad, etc.
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.

          <title>My First Website</title>
          Hello World!  This is my first webpage!

HTML consists of many different items called tags. The tags that we just used in the above code are

  • <html></html> - This tag is used to create the webpage
  • <head></head> - Used to process certain information that is not displayed on the Web page
  • <title></title> - This puts the information within the tags into the title bar
  • <body></body> - Usually contains the visible portion of the document

Saving your new web page

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.

Uploading the file to your Zipspace

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 follow the steps located, at the top of this page.

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)

Additional Information on Websites

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