Last updated on September 26, 2023
DoIT’s Web Hosting Service provides a community test and production web hosting environment for UW–Madison and its affiliates.
We host web accounts on various platforms, which offer support for LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP), Windows/IIS/ASP.NET, Java/Tomcat, Node.js, Ruby on Rails and more.
All accounts include:
- Custom domain(s) (e.g. mydept.wisc.edu, mysite.wisc.edu, etc.) with options for .orgs and .coms
- Distinct test and production web hosting environments.
- Intuitive Control Panel for site management and version control built in for Git.
- Unlimited bandwidth
- Automated nightly backups of files and databases
- Statistical reports and access and error log viewer
- Additional quota options above the service level allocation.
- Complete service documentation and technical support
- Secure hosting over SSL (with options for restricted data), Web Application Firewalls (WAF) and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack protections.
- Cybersecurity Application Scanner (Self-service) - A custom-developed, easy-to-learn, easy-to-use dynamic web application scanner, which uses Qualys API.
- Quick setup of new accounts and additional domains
- Rapid support response
- Reliability and excellent uptime
- Free hosting of static websites and redirect services
- Hosting on various application platforms: Linux/Apache/PHP/MySQL, Windows/IIS/ASP.NET, Java via Tomcat, Node.js, Ruby on Rails and more
- Supports popular open source applications (Wordpress, Drupal, Moodle, Magento, etc.)
- Easy integration with NetID Login Service and Manifest
Transferring an existing site to our service? No problem we got you covered for a seamless transition!
Web Hosting service accounts are billed monthly. Costs depend on your service level and additional storage needs.
|Service level||Pricing and resources|
|Bronze||Free — 5GB quota and no scripting (i.e., static content); HTML-only. Includes one production domain.|
|Nickel||$25/month — 5GB quota and scripting support for PHP, ASP.NET, Java/Tomcat, RoR, Node.js and includes one production domain and a distinct test domain and one MySQL database for test and another for production|
|Silver||$45/month — 15GB quota and scripting support PHP, ASP.NET, Java/Tomcat, RoR, Node.js with up to three extra domains w/ test equivalents and 5 MySQL databases (5 test and 5 production)|
|Gold||$90/month — 25GB quota and scripting support PHP, ASP.NET, Java/Tomcat, RoR, Node.js and eight extra domains w/ test equivalents included w/ options for unlimited domains and 10 MySQL databases (10 test, 10 production)|
|Platinum||$150/month – Reserved for Restricted data hosting — 35GB and scripting support PHP, ASP.NET, Java/Tomcat, RoR, Node.js and eight extra domains w/ test equivalents included w/ options for unlimited domains and 10 MySQL databases (10 test, 10 production)
— We can add storage on the base rate of $5 /1GB/ per year in addition to quota allocation allotted by your service level. For large volume pricing, we can engage with the CCI team and provide assistance with other options (AWS/Azure, Box, Google Drive, etc.)
Not sure where to get started?
- IT Staff
- UW-Madison and UW System Campus Staff