Managed Web Hosting

Static Web Hosting

A static site uses only HTML to serve its pages, so you can use CSS, JavaScript, and server-side includes, but there are no provisions for CGI or other programming options. 

Typical use? If you have a website that does not require back-end programming languages like ColdFusion or PHP, then static web hosting might be best suited for your needs.

Note: Static sites have a 1 GB quota.

Web Design Options
If you are doing your own web design, programming, and maintenance, you can request a hosted site. You or your team are responsible for all design, coding, web accessibility, maintenance, patching, updating, testing, etc. for the site content and any applications running on the site. For more information, complete a Request for Service form.

If you'd like assistance with web design, programming, and maintenance, the Custom Development team offers site development, maintenance, and support tasks such as design, needs analysis, Q&A, installation and updates, etc. New requests can be sent to Integrated Web Services (IWS) at iws-support@cornell.edu.

If you want to use a third-party contractor, you'll need to request a Sponsored NetID. For more information see the Request a Sponsored NetID procedure.
Hosting Options
Media3 and static web hosting options on this page should not be used to store confidential data as defined by Cornell Policy 5.10.

Static Sites

  • What is it? A static site uses only HTML to serve its pages, so you can use CSS, JavaScript, and server-side includes, but there are no provisions for CGI or other programming options. 
  • Typical use? If you have a website that does not require back-end programming languages like ColdFusion or PHP, then static web hosting might be best suited for your needs. Static sites have a 1 GB quota.

Media3 Managed Web Hosting

What is it? Media3 is a cloud-based web hosting solution. It is ideal if you only want to worry about your website, your code, or your data. Media3 takes care of the full stack from the virtual cloud server infrastructure, OS (Linux), ColdFusion, MySQL, PHP, and Apache. They provide fully configured CUWebAuth with service IDs and keytabs. Media3 offers SSL security certificates. They also provide round the clock support for the stack.

  • Typical use? Web applications or sites with dynamic content. Supports PHP, Python, and Ruby. Can support a variety of websites and applications. Sizing and service should be taken into consideration when ordering your VM/host.

If you want to do pre-production testing in a non-production location for a site from hosting services, you have a few options. An additional vanity/virtual host or instance on your hosting VM may suffice. For additional information or to request a test virtual host or instance, contact webservices@cornell.edu.

Cloud Web Hosting

Media3 is a cloud-based web hosting solution. It can provide full service hosting for sites, including those currently on Static and Academic Websites (dynamic). Media3 is an industry leader in developing turn-key hosting solutions since 1995. They are widely acclaimed for innovative technology and exceptional customer service.  An engaged system of experts and dedicated customer service advisors will exclusively support this service.

Media3 managed web hosting is ideal if you only want to worry about your website, your code, or your data. Media3 takes care of the full stack from the virtual cloud server infrastructure, OS (Linux), ColdFusion, MySQL, PHP, and Apache. They provide fully configured CUWebAuth with service IDs and keytabs. Media3 offers SSL security certificates. They also provide round the clock support for the stack.

Cornell offers many web hosting service options. Depending on your level of technical skill and knowledge of installing and maintaining web software, alternate hosting options are available. For guidance on how to choose the best fit for your needs, consult the Hosting Comparison Chart in Box.

  • Looking for Drupal or WordPress hosting? Visit the Pantheon and Acquia pages.
  • For advanced web hosting and infrastructure needs, see Amazon Web Services (AWS).
  • For simple site needs, check out the CU Blog Service. 
  • For help with course-related sites, contact Academic Technologies.

Need additional help? Contact CIT Hosting.

 

 
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