Web Hosting

The Unix Team provides Web hosting options for static and dynamic University Web sites. We also offer consultation services and will work with application owners and software vendors to find the right fit for your Web site.

To request hosting for your Web site, please send your desired .uchicago.edu hostname (vhost) to wsman@uchicago.edu. Once your request has been reviewed and approved, Web Services will forward your request to webadmin@uchicago.edu for configuration.

Please detail the following in your request:

  1. The contact information of your department or organization to be used as Site Owner.
  2. Your hostname request (vhost), ie, itservices.uchicago.edu
  3. A list of CNetIDs who will be responsible for maintaining the Web site content to be used as Site Maintainers.
  4. Special considerations for your Web site, ie, PHP requirements, LDAP authentication, SSL, etc.
  5. If you would like LAMP Web Hosting or Custom Virtual Machine (VM) Web Hosting, a consultation will be required.

Static Web Hosting Environment

The Static Web Hosting Environment provides Web hosting for over 1100 University Web sites. This high-availability shared environment is powered by a cluster of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 servers running the Apache Web server and is suitable for all non-dynamic (PHP/Perl/CGI) Web sites. This service is provided at no charge.

Features

  • 24x7 support
  • Server Side Includes (SSI) support (no "exec" support)
  • SSL support included
  • LDAP authentication
  • Shibboleth support
  • Grouper support
  • Webtraffic statistics and analysis
  • Disk storage exceeding reasonable usage may incur a fee

LAMP Web Hosting Environment

The LAMP (Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP) Web Hosting Environment provides Web hosting for dozens of dynamic University Web sites, including popular Open Source packages such as Drupal and WordPress. This high-availability shared environment is powered by a cluster of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 servers running Apache and PHP. Each site is provisioned a MySQL database. Contact us for more details.

Features

  • 24x7 support
  • Apache 2.2.3 support
  • PHP 5.3.3 support (open_basedir restrictions strictly enforced)
  • MySQL 5.1 database hosting
  • Server Side Includes (SSI) support (no "exec" support)
  • SSL support included
  • LDAP authentication
  • Shibboleth support
  • Grouper support
  • Webtraffic statistics and analysis
  • Disk storage exceeding reasonable usage may incur a fee

Custom Virtual Machine (VM) Web Hosting

Custom Virtual Machine (VM) Web Hosting is provided and may be suitable for Web sites requiring custom software and/or support needs. We will work with application owners and software vendors to determine what requirements can be supported and draft a service level agreement (SLA) to meet the needs of your Web site. In addition to server hosting costs, additional support costs will apply.