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
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Kansas water: Focus of KU's 2014 Mini Wheat State Tour About 55 KU unclassified employees hit the road May 30 for the seventh annual Mini Wheat State Whirlwind Tour (http://bit.ly/1o37iP5), taking a chartered bus to several eastern Kansas sites to focus on critical threats to one of the state's most vital natural resources: water. The KU Unclassified Senate (http://www.unclassifiedsenate.ku.edu ), and the Kansas Biological Survey (http://bit.ly/1meOCYt) sponsored the daylong tour. The first stop was to learn about the problems faced by communities dependent on water from the imperiled John Redmond Reservoir (http://1.usa.gov/1wxci2g). Built in 1968 in Coffey County near Burlington, the lake is nearly 45 percent filled with sediment. The staffers heard from scientists, including those from KU's Kansas Geological Survey (http://bit.ly/1lTa6zO), about solutions to meet the water needs of those who depend on the threatened federal reservoir. For lunch, the tour group traveled to Cottonwood Falls (http://bit.ly/1sENHdl), where they lunched at the Grand Grill in the downtown's historic Grand Central Hotel. They were also free to visit the area's attractions, including the Chase County Courthouse, and the Chase County Historical Museum. In the afternoon, the Mini Wheat State Tour went to the nearly 11,000-acre Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve (http://1.usa.gov/UJrdbS) in Chase County, where they saw one of the last remnants of tallgrass prairie in the United States. The tour returned to Lawrence via the Flint Hills National Scenic Byway (http://bit.ly/1jibu9F).


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$260.5 million in externally funded research expenditures
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