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Hosting Services

The Hosting services provides professionally-managed servers (virtual and physical) and database environments for University academic and administrative units. The servers and databases are maintained and managed by Office of Information Technology (OIT) database and systems administrators. This includes maintaining and managing the infrastructure, operating system, storage, backups, security, and patching.

Service Offerings

Database Hosting

IT provides a comprehensive, free of charge database hosting service to University faculty, researchers, and departments.

Fully-Managed Server Hosting

University faculty, researchers, and departments can use University-owned and supported servers free of charge as part of the Hosting Service. The managed service supports both Windows and Linux OS. This includes maintaining and managing the infrastructure, operating system, storage, network, backups, security and patching.

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Jointly Managed Server Hosting provides customers with additional administrative privilege to systems in order to allow for automated application deployments.


Customers of our Fully-Managed Server Hosting services can use our Monitoring service to collect data corresponding to target status or conditions for applications managed on OIT systems. This capability is achieved via several available mechanisms including agentless, active agent, and passive agent.

Sefl-Managed Environment

The Self-Managed Environment service provides infrastructure-as-a-service (IAAS) free of charge to University faculty, researchers, and departments.

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The University provides access to two source code management systems that developers can use to track and share code:

Web Hosting for Departments

University IT provides a comprehensive, common good Web hosting service for University units that enables them to post their own content online. Content is securely managed via separate servers by Web developers from each local unit. Performance and Web traffic is monitored carefully and continually by IT staff to maintain high levels of quality and performance.