Our web hosting service offers high availability hosting free of charge, providing users with either a WordPress site or a custom website.

The content management system (CMS) used by the College, T4 Site Manager, is available for College-branded websites. For more information, visit the Site Manager CMS webpages.

WordPress

WordPress is the best option for an easy to manage website and users can make use of the many plug-ins that WordPress has to offer to enhance their website. They use a user-friendly content management system and can be updated anywhere whilst connected to the internet.

What we offer:

  • Standard WordPress installation with selected plugins pre-installed
  • Load balanced, highly available webserver
  • Content backed up daily
  • Auto-Renewed digital certificate
  • Automatically updated system patching of WordPress and plugins

What you won’t get 

  • Owner is responsible for the development of the WordPress customization (Themes, Plugins etc.)
  • Owner is responsible for ongoing maintenance of the WordPress website
  • Owner is responsible for the website content.
  • No direct access to the underlying file system or database

Find out more about WordPress sites and blogs by reading the getting started guide on the web guide.

Custom Website

For a more non-conventional website, you may want to opt for a custom website.

What we offer

  • An isolated space for content, accessible via Samba with owner-controlled access list
  • Load balanced, highly available webserver
  • Content backed up daily
  • Auto-Renewed digital certificate
  • Automatically updated system patching of web server and underlying technologies

What we won’t provide

  • Owner is responsible for the development of the website
  • Owner is responsible for ongoing maintenance of the website.
  • Owner is responsible for the website content.
  • Supported Technologies
  • Node.JS, Python 3.x, .Net, .Net Core, PHP 7.x

Notes:

  • Dedicated certificates can be purchased additionally, upon request.
  • Best endeavours fixes up to 2 hours will be provided upon request. ICT will reserve the right to charge for fix requests beyond 2 hours.
  • Additional setup assistance can be provided upon request but will be subject to a cost. 

When creating websites please also consider accessibility. Read our accessible content guidance web page for further information.

To discuss web hosting options further, please contact the ICT Service Desk.