Web Hosting

SERVICE UPDATE: During COVID-19, Web Hosting support staff will work remotely, and will only go onsite when work requires in-person support.

The MERIT Infrastructure team is transitioning web hosting services to the campus WiscWeb service. MERIT will consult with folks requesting a new website to ensure the campus offering is a good fit, or can further advise on additional options. MERIT will continue to work with Communications and Advancement on hosting School of Education department sites while they are undergoing their redesign. Other hosted sites will be reviewed for status and may be migrated after further conversations with site editors.

Individual faculty and staff who want to quickly post a site can make an online request with their campus NetID to WiscWeb. WiscWeb provides a free WordPress site based on the UW theme and service-approved plugins.

In addition to WiscWeb, departments can also request a site from DoIT Web Hosting. DoIT WebHosting offers free HTML-only (static) sites and a set of fee-based service levels for dynamic and database-driven web sites.

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