Web Hosting (UNIX)

Website hosting services for faculty and staff with web technology expertise who want to develop and manage their own website. Websites can be provisioned with Windows (IIS) or UNIX (Apache) operating systems, and with two levels of performance (Standard for sites with lower traffic, and WebFarm for sites requiring more performance due to increased traffic). Windows websites can also be provisioned with or without ColdFusion. Users will be responsible for managing additional software required to implement their websites, as well as all design and code development and support.

The IST UNIX Team offers secure, fast, and reliable web hosting solutions. For all web hosting options the IST UNIX Team maintains the hardware and hypervisor layers of each web site and allow local administration to monitor and maintain their own webpages and applications.

  • CalWeb Basic (UNIX/Apache) - Designed for traditional, static content web sites and for sites requiring limited database support.
  • CalWeb Farm (UNIX/Apache) - Designed for web-based applications that include significant program based content and/or significant database connectivity.


  • Management of Apache configuration and website content requires use of SSH-based login and file transfer tools.

Key Features of Each Service


CalWeb Basic

CalWeb Farm

Cost: All web sites include 1GB storage. Additional storage is available in 1 GB increments.

$15.00/month/web site $90.00/month/web site

How to Order:

Submit a Site Request to unix-tickets@berkeley.edu(link sends e-mail) and provide the information in the CalWeb Basic Setup Check List. Submit a Site Request to unix-tickets@berkeley.edu(link sends e-mail) and provide the information in the CalWeb Farm Setup Check List.


Apache 2.2, PHP 5.3, Perl/CGI
Included Included

Database Connectivity:

MySQL, Postgres, SQLServer
Included Included
Environments per Web Site




Development, Quality Assurance, and Production

Each Operating Layer Configured as a High Availability Cluster Included Included

*.berkeley.edu Hostname

(3 aliases/redirect allowed)
Included Included
SSL Support for *.berkeley.edu URLs Included Included
NAS Storage for Content Included Included
Flexible Storage Space Included Included

Unmetered Network Transfer Rate

(within reason)
Included N/A
FTP and FTP-Over-SSL Content Management N/A N/A
Service Request Support Hours M-F, 8-5 M-F, 8-5
Incident Support Hours N/A 24x7

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  • Faculty
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