Web site development at The University of Kansas

The KU Department of Information Technology provides central web hosting services to meet various campus needs.

Web Hosting Services

Website purpose Website type
Unit or departmental website KU Content Management System — Quota: 10GB
Unit or departmental web application or exempt website. cPanel webserver — Quota: 1GB default, up to 10GB free.
Additional storage available through central file storage. See the cPanel Documentation.
Class or course website Blackboard course website — Instructors with unique requirements should contact the Center for Online & Distance Learning.
A cPanel webserver solution is available if Blackboard will not work
Research or grant-funded website KU Content Management System — Quota: 10GB
Research or grant-funded exempt website. cPanel webserver — Quota: 1GB default, up to 10 GB free. See the cPanel Documentation
Faculty website cPanel webserver — Quota: 1GB default, up to 10 GB free. See the cPanel Documentation
Student organization website Rock Chalk Central  (Organizations desiring more than what is provided by Rock Chalk Central should use a 3rd party web host)
Personal website People webserver — Quota: 50M

Unit and research web sites can also request a domain name for their site. Please note: all websites hosted at the University of Kansas must comply with the Acceptable Use Policy.


Browser Support

KU IT officially supports the following browsers:

  • IE 9+
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari
Social Media
Many KU Students were born the same year that the Internet emerged from obscurity and became a thing. http://www.wired.com/2015/01/90s-startup-terrified-microsoft-got-americans-go-online/
The '90s Startup That Terrified Microsoft and Got Americans to Go Online | WIRED
In 1995, nothing better represented the excitement and wealth-making potential associated with the Internet than Netscape. But the Netscape saga—from spectacular rise to decline and humiliating absorption by AOL—spanned fewer than five years.

Remaking the U.S. government's online image, one website at a time. via @nprnews http://t.co/eReUpgWRKc
KU chancellor greets Obama with ‘Barack Chalk, Jayhawk!’ Jan. 22, 2015, was a historic day on the Hill: President Barack Obama visited the University of Kansas campus (http://bit.ly/POTUSatKU), the first sitting president to do so in a century. More than 7,000 people — including many students and faculty who had spent hours in line to get tickets for the event — packed inside KU’s Anschutz Sports Pavilion to hear the president speak. Welcomed by Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little with “Barack Chalk, Jayhawk!” Obama told the gathering “I’m a Kansas guy,” because his mother was from Wichita and grandparents were from Augusta and El Dorado. In his 35-minute talk, the president discussed themes (see official White House transcript http://1.usa.gov/1yMWJqy) from his 2015 State of the Union address, including his goal to lower the cost of attending college.


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