How can I create a website?
Can I get any subdomain of web.unc.edu?
Yes, all subdomains of web.unc.edu are open to anyone with a UNC Onyen on a first come-first serve basis within the Terms of Service.
What type of website can I create?
Websites may only be used for any educational and university related work. This may include websites for campus units, student organizations, research labs, collaborative projects, class blogs, professional portfolios, and so on. You may not use this service for any personal, commercial, or non-university related website.
What are the space/size limitations of a site?
Each site has a 1GB limit for uploaded material. We also have a 10MB file size limit for uploaded items. Web.unc.edu is not meant as a document repository. If you have larger files you are looking to share we recommend sharing them through Sharepoint, Sakai, AFS space, or another approved repository. You can always link to larger items that are located somewhere else online.
What type of media can I upload? (videos, pics, docs, etc.)
You can upload the following file formats: .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .gif, .pdf, .doc, .docx, .odt, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx, .pps, .ppsx, .mp3, .m4a, .ogg, .wav, .mp4, .m4v (MPEG-4), .mov (Quicktime), .wmv (Windows Media Video), .avi, .mpg, .ogv (Ogg), .3gp (3GPP), .3g2 (3GPP2),
While we do allow video uploads, we recommend that you upload videos to a video hosting service like YouTube or Vimeo and embed it on your page. They will load faster for your visitors and you can store larger and longer videos.
Can you help me get started?
Can I still access my website after I leave UNC?
As long as your Onyen is active you will still be able to log in and use your site. Alternatively, you can also export your website and import it into your own WordPress instance, or another wordpress hosting service like WordPress.com.
Can I use this to create a website for my student group?
Yes, web.unc.edu can be used for any student groups. UNC policies require that student groups be officially recognized before using campus resources. If you are part of a student group and would like to create a website make sure you go to Student Orgs or contact the Union and they will walk you through the certification process.
Is there a backup made of web.unc.edu data?
Yes, web.unc.edu data is backed-up daily. However, we do not offer restoration for individual sites for deleted content. There is a double redundancy built into web.unc.edu such that when you delete a page or post it goes to the trash folder before being deleted permanently. There is also a revision history of content that is automatically created which you can use to restore pages to earlier states.
What software are you using on web.unc.edu?
Who runs web.unc.edu?
The Web.unc.edu service is supported by a partnership between ITS and the Office of Arts and Sciences Information Services (OASIS).
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