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OIT Web Hosting Solutions: Which One is Right for You?


OIT offers web hosting for students, staff, and faculty. Whether you need to set up a site for your department, grant, personal vitae, portfolio, or resume, we’re sure to have a solution that fits your needs. We offer two robust hosting solutions, OIT-Supported WordPress and Public Linux.

OIT-Supported WordPress

This WordPress service allows departments, faculty, and staff to focus on their website content while OIT manages WordPress along with a set of secure, approved plugins.

Is OIT-Supported WordPress right for you?

  • Do you lack the skills or time to build a site from scratch?
  • Do you need a UT-branded website?
  • Do you only require basic functionality?
  • Do you plan to use a custom UTK URL?

Learn more about OIT-Supported WordPress

Public Linux

The Public Linux Environment is a robust, full-stack LAMP service where students, staff, and faculty can build websites, compile programs, edit files, and more. This service allows you more freedom to create a website using your preferred method, HTML, Bootstrap, PHP, or a content management system like WordPress.

Is Public Linux right for you?

  • Do you have WordPress or website design and development skills?
  • Do you want control over the look and feel and functionality?
  • Do you have the time to perform updates for WordPress and plugins periodically?
    How to manually update WordPress | How to manually update plugins
  • Are you a student and require a web hosting solution?

Learn more about Public Linux

Still not sure which solution is right for you? Check out this comparison table.