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.
This FAQ was last modified on: Monday, January 9, 2017 01:32pm
While Installatron makes installing new web applications simple, many users don't know that you can use it to upgrade applications that you installed yourself or via Plesk's Application Vault. This guide shows you how to import your existing web application installation into Installatron. This does not modify your site at all - it simply tells Installatron about your application so that it can manage upgrades in the future.
This FAQ was last modified on: Friday, July 7, 2017 08:56am
You will need to login to your web based control panel and set a password on the shared account. Please note that this account is not the same as your personal account used to login to the control panel.