Web Hosting - Wordpress Development

DoIT Shared Hosting offers support for Wordpress (and Drupal sites and the like) on the Linux/Apache (LAMP) platform starting at the Nickel Hosting level. Anyone interested can apply for a Shared Hosting account.

Wordpress (and Drupal) are PHP web applications built on a MySQL database.  Each Shared Hosting customer is provided tools to upload files via Secure FTP and to create their own MySQL database and database users through the Administrative Control Panel (see Web Hosting - Managing MySQL Databases), which is required to install Wordpress (or Drupal.)

Customers should be aware that this service is not centrally managed as on wordpress.com, for example.  Their Wordpress or Drupal instance is their own to manage.  Customers are advised to read through our KB Web Hosting - Guide for Using Open Source Packages for tips on successfully managing their open source application.

For assistance with content management and development of Wordpress (and Drupal) there are several options: 

  1. There are Wordpress and Drupal collaboration groups on campus.
  2.  UW Marketing is available for hire for any wisc.edu domains.  Contact by email or call  at 262-9628 to find out more about our services.
  3. DoIT Academic Technology provides WP and Drupal development for academic departments on campus. They are available for consultations (academictech@doit.wisc.edu -- 262-5667)
  4. DoIT's Application Development and Integration has UI (user interface) expertise in WordPress.  Email: ia-leads@lists.wisc.edu

Keywords:web site blog hosting shared wordpress drupal open source linux apache mysql php lamp   Doc ID:33416
Owner:Jake S.Group:DoIT Web Hosting
Created:2013-09-17 10:00 CDTUpdated:2016-07-18 14:25 CDT
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