Hosting Options

We have a number of web hosting options on campus for website development.  Each and every option has its benefits and limitations. We will be glad to set up a consultation with you to determine which option suits you best.  Please contact consult@udel.edu to request a consultation.

Web hosting options on campus include:

Below you will find a brief description of each of these services and how they might be used.

Content Management Systems (WordPress, Drupal)

UD Information Technologies manages a central installation of two content management systems (CMS):  WordPress and Drupal.  Both of these take web publishing to the next level by separating the look and feel of the site from the content.  In addition, other features allow you to dynamically create and link content.  This means that users with very little web experience can now publish visually pleasing websites.  Of utmost importance is that users are now able to cut out the middle-man approach to web development and get the content published quickly and in a timely fashion.

To request more information, we invite you to contact IT or attend our Web Presence and Web Strategies class.

GoogleSites

With the addition of Google Apps for Education to our campus portfolio, all faculty, staff, and students can build a Google Site with the click of a button!  The sites are easy to build and manage, and have the added benefit of limiting access to users found in the University of Delaware LDAP directory.

You can  learn more about building a Google Site on these pages or attend one of training classes.

Sakai

Most people are not aware that they can create web pages and restrict viewing of this content to select users using Sakai, the UD learning management tool.  Sakai is available to anyone on-campus with a UD User ID.  Visit the Sakai Portal, attend a training session, or contact the IT Support Center.

Sharepoint

UD Information Technologies centrally maintains a Sharepoint instance that can allow you to easily share sensitive documents and information among a select group of users on- and off-campus. For more information, visit our Sharepoint page.

Static Web Hosting (copland.udel.edu)

This is generally referred to as static HTML and refers to the IT-managed copland.udel.edu server.  This server is a UNIX server running Apache.  Pages hosted on this server can run HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, and Flash.  Other options may be available, but you are encouraged to contact IT for more information.

Dreamweaver is a preferred software used for publishing HTML, CSS, and other code to the copland server, however, there are other ways to manage your site.  If you have further questions regarding methods for publishing to your web folder, please contact IT.

 

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