What Is It? is the free shared personal web hosting platform for our faculty, staff, and students at UIC. The default URL for sites on is You can sign up for your account by visiting


  • You can manage content using SSH and SFTP clients (like Dreamweaver), or map your account as a network share.
  • is designed to be a personal web publishing platform, so group access is not supported.
  • Each account has a 1 GB maximum disk usage quota.
  • We may install content management systems such as WordPress and Drupal on at your request, but we cannot provide support or troubleshooting.
  • You may use SQLite or request an external MySQL database to use along with your site.
  • PHP and CGI are supported (codewrap and cgiwrap are no longer required).
    Custom Perl and PHP libraries may be installed in your home directory.
  • You may use .htaccess for access control, error pages, and redirects, among other things.
  • Web server logs are available in your home directory (/home/NetID/logs).


[Requirement information, if applicable]

Who Is Eligible To Use It?

  • Faculty
  • Students
  • Staff

Where Can I Get It?

Select the Request Personal Website button located on this page.

How Do I Use It?

How do I connect to

How Much Does It Cost?

This service is funded by the University/Self-Supported/Basic Bundle; there are no direct costs to clients.

How Can I Get Support?

[Support contact information. Generally a link to the Get Help service, along with any phone number and/or walk-in location that is applicable.]

Service Levels

Service Request Fulfillment Time In Development 
Incident Resolution Time In Development
Service Availability In Development
Maintenance Window(s) In Development
Service Notification Channel(s) In Development
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Service ID: 425
Mon 12/21/20 7:38 PM
Fri 3/25/22 12:36 PM
Service Owner
This person is accountable for the overall performance of this service. This is not a support contact.
Service Review Date
Date of the most recent review of this service.