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By John Turner
Posted on 11 July 2014 | 12:01 pm

The migration of the College of Charleston’s hosted WordPress environment is complete and service has been restored.

The College’s hosted WordPress environment has been migrated to a new hosting solution. The new environment improves performance and security through more robust infrastructure and services.

When you login at to manage your blog, please click the button that reads “Choose My COFC” to sign in. We will update the text of this button later to read “Use Your Cougars ID.”

With the migration of WordPress, blog URLs will not change; however the migration may have affected some users who utilize the plugins feature. The new hosted solution manages an active list of allowed and disallowed plugins. Disallowed plugins often provide duplicate functionality or are known to cause security or performance issues. It is important to point out that is a shared hosted environment where plugins that negatively impact the system cannot be supported. Information Technology is actively notifying users affected by disallowed plugins and working with the host to find an alternate solution where possible. Please be aware that some plugins and their functionality may not be replaceable.

If you should have questions, please contact the IT Helpdesk at 953-3375 or

Routine Application Maintenance

By John Turner
Posted on 11 July 2014 | 12:00 pm

SERVICE: Routine Application Maintenance

IMPACT: IT will be performing routine maintenance on the applications listed below. These applications may experience a brief service disruption during this maintenance window.

DATE: Sunday, July 13th

TIME: 12:00AM until 12:00PM

OVERVIEW: IT will be performing preventative maintenance on College applications during the routine second Sunday maintenance window. The applications below may experience a brief service disruption sometime between 12:00AM and 12:00PM on July 13th, 2014.

  • Citrix
  • Society/Sharepoint
  • R25

Please note: If you plan to use these applications on Sunday, please save your work frequently to minimize any inconvenience. Some application interruptions will be very brief, so if you experience a problem with access, please wait a minute and log in again.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: IT publishes all scheduled maintenance on the IT blog at We encourage you to check this site often to be aware of scheduled preventative maintenance. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Information Technology Helpdesk at (843) 953-3375 or by emailing

Thank you very much for your cooperation.

State of SC calling card service changes

By John Turner
Posted on 24 January 2012 | 2:28 pm

Effective Jan. 28, 2012, Spirit Communications will make changes in the State of SC calling card service.  All calls that originate domestically, anywhere within the 50 States, will continue to be processed and billed, whether the calls terminate within the United States or Internationally.  HOWEVER,  Spirit will NO longer support calling card calls that originate from a foreign county as of January 28, 2012.

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