OIT provides virtual server space for faculty, staff, and students—at no additional charge. This service is perfect for building personal and organizational websites.
Note: Our previous UNIX service, VolSpace, was retired on April 30, 2020. OIT no longer creates VolSpace accounts.
Public Linux Environment / Public LAMP
The Public Linux Environment is a robust, full-stack LAMP service running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. It includes public websites hosted on Volweb (http://volweb.utk.edu/~) which feature a 1 GB quota, various programming languages, Apache, and access to our MySQL database service. After creating a Public Linux account, UT students, staff, and faculty can build websites, compile programs, edit files, and more. Your Public Linux account will be available for one year after you leave the university.
What Is Volweb?
Volweb is the web hosting part of the Public Linux Environment. Volweb can host content management systems, like WordPress sites using the UT Template, and is accessed by NetID and password.
OIT offers a managed WordPress service that is designed to allow departments, faculty, and staff to manage the content of their WordPress web pages while OIT manages the WordPress installation. Custom/vanity URLs (virtual hosts) are included with an OIT-Supported WordPress site.
Do you need help deciding between OIT-Supported WordPress and Public LAMP? Discover which web hosting solution is right for you.
MySQL is a popular open-source SQL database management system. It is often used as a free back-end database for many web and 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.
Custom/Vanity URL Websites (Virtual Host)
OIT offers custom/vanity URLs (virtual hosts) for UTK organizations and departments. Examples include registrar.utk.edu, payroll.tennessee.edu, and italian.utk.edu.