This FAQ was last modified on: Friday, January 13, 2017 03:28pm
If your WordPress version(s) is (are) out of date please log into your Plesk Control Panel(s) from hosting.gatech.edu and click the name of your site. From the Websites & Domains screen click the Installatron Application Installer link on the right. From the Installatron screen click the check box by the “X” on each of the WordPress Sites on your Domain. Then click the Wrench (Edit) Button and the bottom of the screen. You will see two arrows chasing each other at the top left of the screen the find yourself an Overview screen.
This FAQ was last modified on: Thursday, November 17, 2016 02:58pm
SSL or Secure Sockets Layer is a protocol that keeps transmission of data over the internet private by encrypting and decrypting it. To use this security on the Web Hosting service you just have to browse to a hosted site with an https:// at the front of the sites domain name instead of an http://. You can even choose to force some or all traffic on your site to only use SSL. Notice that no matter how you come to this F.A.Q. site you are forced to https:// - secure traffic. (See this F.A.Q.
This FAQ was last modified on: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 12:33pm
On April 1, 2017, Google discontinued sales of the Google Site Search. All new purchases and renewals must take place before this date. Google Site Search will be completely shut down by April 1, 2018.
Existing Custom Search accounts remain available but users may be unable to set up new ones. It is unclear if this sunset of GSS will take GCS with it; but it is likely. Site owners should investigate other options.
For Drupal 7 sites it is fairly simple to replace the GSA (Google Search Appliance) with GCS (Google Custom Search); a no-cost ad free service for non-profits. This is super simple on Drupal Express Sites. The instructions below will provide a near match to the default search that the GSA (Google Search Appliance) provides today and after the GSA is decommissioned.
Google Custom Search – what is it and how do you set one up?
Google Site Search is specifically designed for businesses looking to create a
highly customizable Google-like site search solution for your website (or websites).
A SaaS solution with no hardware or software required, Google Site Search:
• Brings Google’s industry-leading relevance and powerful search experience to your site
• Deploys easily and is easy to administer
• Provides multiple customization options for search results appearance and attributes
It should be emphasized that Google Site Search creates a separate index for
the website or websites you specify. It does not influence or impact the ranking
of your website on Google.com.
You should be logged in to a Google account before you start the process. If you do not have an account you should create one and login. Please ensure your Google account is tied to a Departmental Alias and not to an individual employee's account.
This FAQ was last modified on: Friday, September 9, 2016 01:26pm
To access or update information of Plesk Websites, simply visit http://hosting.gatech.edu. If you are not using a wired campus connection, then you will need to utilize the Georgia Tech VPN to complete your connection to your site.
This FAQ was last modified on: Friday, September 9, 2016 01:25pm
To access your Plesk Web Control Panel, simply visit http://hosting.gatech.edu. If you are not using a wired campus connection, then you will need to utilize the Georgia Tech VPN to complete your connection to your site.
This FAQ was last modified on: Monday, November 28, 2016 03:05pm
If your website is hosted with OIT web hosting your website is most likely using our default SSL wildcard certificate. (You can read more about the default certificate here: https://faq.oit.gatech.edu/content/ssl-certificates-and-web-hosting-http-vs-https.) Regardless if you are using the default certificate, or one you purchased and installed, If you need to force the traffic from http to go to https, you can do that by using .htaccess.