This article lists and explains several web hosting options available at UIC.
Departments, campus organizations and research lab groups have several options to choose from for web hosting needs. For these options, organizations, research groups, and faculty can request domains in the *.org.uic.edu, *.lab.uic.edu, and *.class.uic.edu domain zones as well. Campus and administrative units can request URLs in the *.uic.edu domain.
*Note that the previous generation of UIC's Wordpress hosting, publish.uic.edu, is still supported, but not accepting new site requests.
Google Sites offers free template-based websites and content management systems for individual faculty, staff, and student pages as well as groups like departments, campus units, student and professional organizations, as well as conference and research groups. Visit Google Sites to create your site. The default URL for a UIC Google Site is https://sites.google.com/a/uic.edu/site where site is the name you give your Google Site. We can set up custom domain mapping for your site.
Google Sites can only be accessed from the web (SFTP access is not available).
UIC Connection is a resource exclusively for student organizations and campus events that uses OrgSync, a web service designed as a platform for online campus communities. It features easy-to-use templates for organizations to display standardized information, such as a description, board members, meeting dates, and community service opportunities.
Using a virtual server is recommended for large, complex, or highly-trafficked websites as well as sites hosting content management systems. Depending on which tier of support requested for the virtual server, the Technology Solutions can offer additional support such as software installation and configuration.
Pricing is based on operating system, memory, disk space, CPU cores and service level desired. To request a virtual server, please use the virtual server request form.
Microsoft IIS is shared web hosting on Windows Server 2008 that is available to departments and campus units that have specific needs for using technologies such as .NET and ASP. A one-time fee of $300 is required for setup. Contact email@example.com to inquire about setting up a website with Microsoft IIS.