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Getting Started with Your Website on Wings

Learn about having your website hosted on Wings. Review eligibility requirements, find website planning resources and read instructions for different ways to connect.

About Wings

Wings (also known as the UB Central Web Hosting Service) supports UB's research initiatives, departmental or school work, instructional activities and officially sponsored student clubs or organizations. It is the home of hundreds of UB's Web sites.

1. Request a Website on Wings

If your request is approved and granted, you will receive:

  • An area on the Wings Web server where your site’s content will be stored. You will have full permission to add and change information in this area, but not anywhere else on Wings.
  • A subscription to the WINGS-IP Listserv. This UB email listserv will notify you when there is an important announcement from the Wings Web server team. 

2. Plan Your Website

UB’s Digital Communications Transformation (DCT) has invested heavily in discovering and promoting research-backed best practices for campus Web sites. Although the resources below were developed for use with the UB Content Management System, they are an invaluable resource for Web developers on any platform.

  • Preparing Your Content - An overview of Web best practices for planning and organizing your website’s content.
  • DCT Training - A series of in-depth courses on Web strategies and best practices with instructional text, videos, downloadable templates and examples.

3. Create Files and Connect to Wings

Once you have filespace on Wings, use one of the following methods to connect to your website and create or update the content:

6/19/14
Read instructions for using an “all-in-one” program that handles connecting and editing, such as Adobe Dreamweaver.
12/2/14
Read instructions for connecting with one of the Secure FTP programs available for download.

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