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Static Web Hosting

Static Web Hosting

Small, simple sites

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.

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

Service Details

Best for:

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

Cost:

No Fee

Capacity:

1 GB or less

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 (Static)

Academic Technologies offers web hosting services for academic purposes. Services are provided for course-related use by faculty, instructional staff, and students with a faculty sponsor.

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.


Regulated Data:

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


Best for:

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

Regulated Data:

Not applicable or information not available.

Cost:

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Audiences:

Static Web HostingBlogsAcademic Websites (Static)Drupal Cloud Hosting with AcquiaDrupal Cloud Hosting with PantheonMedia3 Managed Web Hosting
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