CALS IT offers no-cost WordPress web hosting services to CALS Administration, Departments, research groups, and other groups within the College, hosted on our VMware cluster. Low-cost services are available for hosting grant products and websites for revenue-generating CALS entities. We provide several choices of custom created WordPress themes designed to be photo-centric, with adaptive response features and mobile readiness. (Sorry, we are no longer taking on new Drupal, static html, or other CMS clients.)
Most of our customers’ WordPress sites are integrated into one of our professionally-managed, multi-site instances, which are based on single Ubuntu 12 or 14 LTS virtual machines with recent versions of Apache, PHP, and MySQL. Customers are able to add and edit site content and theme features through the WordPress interface, with additional flexibility to edit theme and content files outside of WordPress using a web based tool.
As our service has grown and matured, the influx of additional clients has caused us to re-evaluate how we structure our WordPress environment. In order to deliver the best possible experience to our customers, we are moving toward a newly engineered WordPress hosting solution in late summer 2015. This new platform is based on extremely low latency delivery of web content with high availability and maximum uptime. Follow this link an overview of our new WordPress cluster.
Our primary VMware cluster hardware consists of Dell SAN storage and host servers, and is located in DoIT’s secure, redundantly powered and cooled Dayton Street datacenter. We also house an identical hardware setup in Taylor Hall. Having geographically separate datacenters affords us the flexibility of backing up, mirroring, and replicating our server data in the best interest of our clients.
Additional Web Services
The managed WordPress solution is ideal for many websites, though we realize there are organizations who might need some additional flexibility with a WordPress environment or would like a deeper dive into managing at the server level. To serve these customers, we may be able to offer additional capability depending on your interests and needs. Please contact us, and we may have a solution for you.
To learn more about our WordPress hosting services, please see CALS WordPress Services
Below is a sample listing of some of our clients; for a more comprehensive listing please see CALS Web Hosting Clients
Current CALS Web Hosting Clients (not inclusive)
- Animal Sciences
- Biological Systems Engineering (legacy static html)
- Community and Environmental Sociology
- Dairy Science
- Landscape Architecture
- Life Sciences Communication
- Nutritional Sciences
- Soil Science
CALS Research Programs: