UT Web is a Linux-based shared Web hosting environment for The University of Texas at Austin. ITS manages the UT Web publishing space and related tools and utilities to support Web publishers on campus. The UT Web LAMP solutions stack is suitable for static HTML pages as well as dynamic websites and applications. LAMP is an acronym for the open-source software packages that include: Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP. Read about the UT Web technical specifications.
Web Publishing on UT Web
Web publishing on UT Web is available for experienced developers in 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.
UT Web users must have experience using Unix-based web technologies such as HTML, PHP, and Apache, and are required to be able to manage files using the Unix command line, SSH or SFTP tools. All UT Web users are expected to know and comply with university standards and policies, specifically those listed at https://wikis.utexas.edu/display/utweb/User+Responsibilities.
Alternative Web Solutions
Alternatives to UT Web include the University Blog Service, the University Wiki Service, and the Managed CMS solution, which is anticipated to be available in June 2016. These solutions are recommended for non-technical users who do not have – nor desire to have – the Unix-based website management skills required to maintain a UT Web site.
- Improved performance, security, and reliability.
- Enhanced self-service capabilities to improve the web publisher experience.
- The Information Security Office has certified that UT Web meets the minimum security standards for
UT Web hosting is available to university departments at no cost. Related services may incur costs.