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Accounts & Access Management

Website Hosting

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.

Starting in August 2019, OIT will no longer create Volspace accounts.  All Volspace and Unix services will be retired on May 31, 2020.


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.

Learn more about Linux accounts
Sign up for your personal account

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.

Learn more about UNIX accounts
Contact the OIT HelpDesk to request an account.


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.

Learn more about MySQL
Set up your MySQL database

Vanity Websites

OIT offers vanity websites, or virtual hosts, for UTK organizations and departments. Examples include,, and

Learn more about Virtual Host (vanity) options

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