OIT provides server space for faculty, staff, and students—at no additional charge. This virtual space is perfect for cloud-based storage or personal and organizational websites.
Which is right for you?
OIT offers two hosting options: Volweb and Volspace.
|Volweb (Linux)||Volspace (Unix)|
|1 GB quota||50 MB Quota|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux||Solaris|
|Apache, MySQL, PHP installed||Older hardware with limited storage|
|Greater reliability, newer/faster hardware|
What Is Volweb?
Volweb is a Linux-based LAMP server. After creating a Linux account, UT students, staff, and faculty can build websites, compile programs, edit files, and more. Volweb can host content management systems, like WordPress sites using the UT Template, and is accessed by NetID and password. Your Linux account will be available for one year after you leave the university.
What Is Volspace?
Volspace is a web-based way to access your Unix account. This allows you to send files to your Unix account by logging in over the web. You can also use Unix to host a public-facing website.
MySQL is a popular open source SQL database management system. It is often used as a free back-end database for many web and other open source applications. If you’re planning to set up WordPress on your Linux server, you will also need to sign up for a MySQL database.
OIT offers vanity websites, or virtual hosts, for UTK organizations and departments. Examples include registrar.utk.edu, payroll.tennessee.edu, and italian.utk.edu.