Research Group Web Hosting

Effective September 1st 2014, it is against University Policy for any individual or group to run their own web services/server without the approval of the Information Security Office (ISO).  The University provides two options that faculty and their research groups can leverage free of charge.

University Blog Service 

The University Blog Service is available for use by faculty, staff, and students. The service uses the WordPress platform. Blogs can be created by, and are available for individuals, groups, projects, or departments.

This service does not meet the FERPA requirements for hosting Category I data and should not be used for course-related purposes.


  • Log in with your UT EID login information
  • Control the visibility of your blog
  • Customize the look of your blog with one of over 50 available themes
  • Track statistics, including how many people have visited your blog
  • A Web address in the domain
  • Can keep existing domain/URL

Note:  WordPress creates the content for you through a GUI front-end.

UT Web

UT Web is a free Unix-based shared Web hosting environment for The University of Texas at Austin that will replace the current Web Central service.

Web publishing on UT Web is available for colleges, schools, and departments that need to create websites that require Unix-based technologies such as PHP or CGI scripting. Colleges, schools, and departments may provide hosting space to their community members. All users must have a current UT affiliation to log in to the service.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Apache HTTP server version 2.2
  • MySQL version 5.6
  • PHP programming language
  • Unix shell access via UT EID
  • CGI Scripting
  • 1-click Drupal or WordPress installations

For more information on the UT Web service, please visit the ITS-UT Web pages