Web Central and UTS Retirements

In the summer of 2016, Information Technology Services (ITS) will retire Web Central, the legacy shared Web hosting and UNIX Timesharing System (UTS) email service at the university.

Web Central Websites

• All Web Central websites within the www.utexas.edu domain and virtual hosts must be migrated or archived by the end of June 2016

• If you have not yet set a deadline for migrating your websites or determined that they can be archived, please email web@utexas.edu

• The WCSR project team has four check-in points with customers for their website migrations; those check-ins are in progress

• Archiving is ongoing each month; after archiving, each site returns a 404-File Not Found page or maintains the existing redirect

• If you feel that a site was archived in error, please email web@utexas.edu

• Redirects for migrated or archived sites will be maintained for one year after Web Central is retired

UTS Email Service - @uts.cc.utexas.edu

• All @uts.cc.utexas.edu email addresses will need to be migrated to alternative services or removed by April 2016, to allow for the UTS service to be retired in June 2016

• In October, the project team communicated with identified TSCs who will assist UTS email account holders in migrating their email addresses

• In the coming weeks, the WCSR project team will be contacting individual @uts.cc.utexas.edu email account holders about the migration effort

UTS Email Service - @www.utexas.edu

• All @www.utexas.edu email forwarding addresses will be retired by the end of August 2016

• In November, the WCSR project team will identify and communicate with @www.utexas.edu address owners about its retirement

UTS Websites

• All UTS websites, e.g., uts.cc.utexas.edu/~example, will need to migrate to alternative services or be retired by the end of April 2016

• If a site needs to be migrated, customers may choose to migrate the site to the University Blog Service (UBS)

• Customers also may discuss alternative web services with their departmental web managers or the WCSR project team

For more information, please visit the Web Central Retirement Project page (https://www.utexas.edu/its/webcentral/Retirement%20Project), including Web Central Retirement Help (https://www.utexas.edu/its/webcentral/Retirement%20Help).

Written by Jenn Coast, ITS Applications
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