An upgrade next month to one of the University of Oregon's web hosting services, pages.uoregon.edu, could affect several hundred students, staff and faculty members.
On Tuesday, Nov. 17, Information Services will upgrade the operating system and software of the service, which allows anyone with a Duck ID to create a website.
Although thousands of people at the UO have created websites at pages.uoregon.edu, only a fraction of users are expected to notice any changes – specifically, those whose sites contain script-based content.
A temporary test site allows those users to check before the upgrade whether their pages.uoregon.edu websites will work properly with the upgraded system. Information Services will contact those individuals directly with information about accessing the test site through UO VPN, the university's main virtual private network.
Other web hosting services, such as UO Blogs, will be unaffected by the upgrade.
Anyone with questions can submit a ticket through the Web Development and Hosting Support page in the UO Service Portal or contact the IT support staff who support their unit or the Technology Service Desk.
—By Nancy Novitski, University Communications