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Cornell Hosting Stack

Cornell Hosting Stack

Combines hosting services onto a single virtual machine

The Cornell Stack combines hosting services onto a single virtual machine (VM).

Benefits include:

  • Lower cost through consolidation of multiple environments
  • Updated, managed server platform
  • Seamless ColdFusion upgrades
  • Host larger applications
  • Support for Apache, ColdFusion, MySQL, Perl, Python, and Ruby
  • Storage of up to 150 GB included in cost

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: 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

Cornell stack and static web hosting options on this page should not be used to store confidential data as defined by Cornell Policy 5.10.

Cornell Stack Hosting

What is it? Cornell Stack is a solution stack (or bundle) of software used to run dynamic web sites or servers. The stack includes: operating system (Linux), web server (Apache), database management/server (MySQL), ColdFusion 10, and a programming language (PHP, Perl, Python, etc.).

  • Typical use?  Web applications or sites with dynamic content. Supports PHP, Python, Ruby. Can support a variety of web sites and applications. Sizing and service should be taking 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.

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 web site 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.
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.

For additional hosting options, scroll down to the Compare To section of this page.

Service Details

Web hosting for customers who have technical skills and knowledge in installing and maintaining web software

Best for:

Customers who have technical skills and knowledge in installing and maintaining web software

Regulated Data:

See the Regulated Data Chart for Cornell policy considerations for this service.

Support Contact:

Compare to:

1 Blogs

Best for:

  • Quick to create and launch a simple website
  • No design or development skills required
  • Allows domain mapping (yoursite.cornell.edu) for public sites
  • CampusPress updates and patches WordPress and plug-ins

Regulated Data:

See the Regulated Data Chart for Cornell policy considerations for this service.


2 Academic Websites (Dynamic)

Academic Technologies offers web hosting space for the purpose of course instruction and coursework for Cornell courses. Service is provided for course-related work by faculty, instructional staff, and students in active university courses.

Regulated Data:

Not applicable or information not available.


Best for:

The Acquia website states, "A collection of essential software from the Drupal community, Acquia Drupal provides a quick on-ramp to begin building Drupal websites." The service includes developer tools, a drag-and-drop admin interface, 24 x 7 monitoring, and elastic resources to accommodate spikes in site traffic.

Regulated Data:

See the Regulated Data Chart for Cornell policy considerations for this service.


Best for:

Small sites without need for back-end programming languages such as PHP or ColdFusion. 

Regulated Data:

See the Regulated Data Chart for Cornell policy considerations for this service.


Regulated Data:

See the Regulated Data Chart for Cornell policy considerations for this service.

Cost:

Cornell Hosting StackBlogsAcademic Websites (Dynamic)Drupal Cloud Hosting with AcquiaStatic Web HostingDrupal Cloud Hosting with Pantheon
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Audiences:

Cornell Hosting StackBlogsAcademic Websites (Dynamic)Drupal Cloud Hosting with AcquiaStatic Web HostingDrupal Cloud Hosting with Pantheon
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