Changes coming to UB personal websites

Students with a laptop in a UB Library.

Photographer: Douglas Levere

Published August 21, 2023

Do you have a personal website at UB? After Monday, August 21st, the settings you use to edit your website will change slightly.

What is happening?



Michael Canfield.

Michael Canfield joined UB in January 2023 as an IT Communications Specialist for UBIT. A former newspaper reporter with a background in higher ed communication, Michael is also a volunteer firefighter. Michael likes to spend time with his wife and two English bulldogs. 

UB is upgrading its personal websites to improve speed and security. You won’t be able to edit your UB personal website for a few hours during the upgrade.   

What you need to do

After the August 21st upgrade you will use new settings in your HTML editor or FTP program to connect to the UB server. See detailed instructions on the UBIT website. Two of the less common ways of editing your site (through the command line interface and drive mapping) will be retired at this time.

How will my website be affected?

Your UB personal website’s web address will remain the same. All your content will stay the same. This upgrade does not affect those who use a departmental personal website, UB Wordpress, UB SharePoint, the UB Content Management System (UBCMS) or another hosting service.  

How do I get a UB personal website?

If you’re currently affiliated with UB, you already have one! Check out the UBIT website to learn how to activate and manage it. 

Get help

If you have any additional questions, contact the UBIT Help Center at 716-645-3542, by email at, or online at