Legacy Web Publishing FAQ

Last Updated: 02/12/2016
I want a new website, how do I get one?

Visit the Web Services page in Web Central to learn about our web services and make a request. You cannot request a new top-level legacy website.

What is a legacy website?

OIT partners with University Communications to manage a legacy web environment that pre-dates our preferred campus web publishing options. These websites are typically comprised of HTML files and are hosted on the servers spot.colorado.edu and rintintin.colorado.edu, in the /htdocs directory.

Will you create a new website for me on the legacy system?

We no longer create new top-level websites on the legacy system. Here are the alternatives:

I have a legacy website, how do I move to Web Express?

Start the process by requesting a Web Consultation from Strategic Relations.

Is the legacy web system being retired?

Not exactly. We are attempting to move as many qualified legacy websites to Web Express as possible.

How do I get access to an existing legacy website?

Visit the Legacy Web Publishing Directory Support form and select Change access to web directory.

How do I connect to the server that my legacy website is on?

Review our Connect to the Server help document. 

How can I find out who the owner is of a legacy website?

Visit the Legacy Web Publishing Directory Support form and select Find owner of web directory

How do I adjust edit permissions on my legacy website?

Review our General Permissions Guide and our Group Write Permissions help document.

Is it possible to host a database or use PHP on my legacy website?

No. The legacy web system does not support MySQL or PHP. It does support HTML files, CSS, and Javascript. 

How do I develop my website to be accessible?

Visit CU Boulder’s Accessible Technology website to learn more about website accessibility.

Where do I get a CU-Boulder branded template?

Visit CU Boulder’s Brand website and refer to Downloads.

How do I delete my legacy website?

Visit the Legacy Web Publishing Directory Support form and select Remove web directory.

Do you provide consultations?

Yes, Strategic Relations does consultations. Sign up for a quick web consultation with their web experts. They'll help you assess your website needs and review campus resources.