What Is It?

Webhost is a shared hosting solution for groups and departments that wish to maintain custom sites and features support for PHP, CGI, Ruby, Python, Perl, and Node.js. It can be connected to a network share or via SFTP.


  • You can manage content using SSH and SFTP clients (like Dreamweaver), or map your account as a network share
  • Group access is supported
  • Each account has a 2 GB maximum disk usage quota
  • A 2 MB upload limit is enforced on a web host to maintain good performance for the many sites that share this platform – any uploads larger than 2 MB must be performed via SSH, SFTP, or a Network Share as mentioned above
  • PHP and CGI are supported
  • Technology Solutions may help you by installing content management systems such as WordPress at your request, but cannot manage your content, or guarantee application support (including plugins you choose to use), or application troubleshooting
  • You may use SQLite or request an external MySQL database to use along with your webhost.uic.edu site
  • You may use .htaccess for access control, error pages, and redirects, among other things
  • Web server logs are available in your site directory (/var/www/sites/yoursite/logs)
  • Website is a free shared web hosting service for academic and administrative units, as well as conference and research groups.

Who Is Eligible To Use It?

  • External
  • Faculty
  • Staff

Where Can I Get It?

Select the Request Website Site button located on this page.

How Do I Use It?

Learn how to connect to webhost.uic.edu.

How Much Does It Cost?

This service is funded by the University; there are no direct costs to clients

How Can I Get Support?

If you are experiencing a problem with this service, please report it. If you just have a question, feel free to ask us.

Service Levels

Service Request Fulfillment Time Within 2 business days
Incident Resolution Time Within 2 business days
Service Availability 24x7 (Critical Patching can occur between 6:00pm and 8:00am)
Maintenance Window(s) Approved Technology Solutions maintenance window(s).
Service Notification Channel(s) Technology Solutions Service Notices, REACH distribution email list, Soapbox, Webmasters, Listserv.
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