Changes to Dartmouth Community Web Hosting

Dartmouth is moving non-institutional websites belonging to students, faculty and staff currently hosted on www.dartmouth.edu to a new cloud-based web hosting service. This service will be available to current faculty, staff, and students.

What is changing

 

  • Sites for current students, faculty and staff will no longer be hosted on the www.dartmouth.edu server. These sites will be migrated to other Dartmouth-hosted services.
  • A new hosting service is being offered on host.dartmouth.edu:
    • Current students, faculty and staff members will be able to obtain a website via a self-service portal.
    • Websites will have a unique domain name of the user’s choosing, i.e., jstudent.host.dartmouth.edu.
    • Site owners will be able to use a custom domain that they own for their site, i.e., jstudent.org. The site owner will be responsible for obtaining the alternative domain name.
    • The new web site accounts will have a full complement of web development tools available to choose from via a C-panel interface (similar to many commercial web hosting services)

How will this affect me


If you currently have a web site hosted on www.dartmouth.edu you will be contacted by ITC. You will have the following options:

  • Have your account on www.dartmouth.edu closed. You can choose to either:
    • Have your data deleted
    • Obtain an archive of your data
  • Migrate your site to another Dartmouth-hosted  service
    • If you choose this option ITC will assist you in the migration process.
    • If your site uses PHP, you will need to insure that it is compatible with PHP 7.2 before June 2020.
    • Websites that are migrated to the host.dartmouth.edu  service will have a new URL:  https://name_of_your_choice.host.dartmouth.edu
  • Migrate your site to another hosting service.
    • If you choose this option, you will be responsible for obtaining a new hosting service, domain name, etc.
    • ITC will provide you with an archive of your data for upload to your new site. 

What hosting options are available at Dartmouth

With the implementation of this new service, current students, faculty and staff will have several options available for Dartmouth-hosted personal web sites:

Please refer to this KB for more information.

Migration Timeline


A pilot of the new hosting service is expected to begin this March. Migration of web sites is expected to begin in the 2nd quarter of 2020 and be completed by July 2020.

Details

Article ID: 96068
Created
Fri 1/17/20 12:00 PM
Modified
Mon 3/30/20 10:15 AM