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News/ Web ~ (tilde) Home Pages are Moving to New Server on 5/24/16

By Eric Fraser

Published 12:18 p.m. May 05, 2016

To facilitate the move to the new Drupal department web site (coming soon!), we are changing the server for ~ (tilde) home pages from www.eecs/www.cs to homepages.eecs/homepages.cs. This will be a two-stage transition. The homepages.eecs/homepages.cs servers are up and running now. If you are concerned, you can test your ~ homepage on those hosts

e.g. http://homepages.eecs.berkeley.edu/~fraser or http://homepages.cs.berkeley.edu/~fraser

On Tuesday, May 24, we will set up redirects on www.eecs/www.cs so that all requests for ~ home pages are sent to the new servers. These redirects will use the permanent status, which lets search engines and browsers know that the new address is the correct one and should be used going forward. This ensures that there will be no issues with search engine results.

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UPDATE: Web ~ (tilde) Home Pages are Moving to New Server on 5/24/16

Eric Fraser at 4:25 p.m. May 18, 2016

Based on feedback from the EECS Community, the new web server will be people.eecs instead of homepages.eecs. Simply put, the “homepages” name was felt to be antiquated.

The new canonical home page URLs will be:

http[s]://people.eecs.berkeley.edu/~username e.g.:

http://people.eecs.berkeley.edu/~fraser

The previously-suggested name of homepages.eecs.berkeley.edu will also work and will redirect to the people.eecs name.

Web Home Pages now on people.eecs.berkeley.edu

Rob McNicholas at 4:05 p.m. May 24, 2016

As of 4pm today, Tuesday May 24, all web page requests sent to www.eecs.berkeley.edu or www.cs.berkeley.edu for any page starting with a ~ (tilde) is now being redirected to people.eecs.berkeley.edu.

At this time a 302 (temporary) redirect code is being sent. Once we are sure there are no problems with this configuration we will change that to a 301 (permanent) redirect so that search engines should start to update their indexes to use the new hostname. We expect that to be in one or two weeks.

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