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Tools and services for publishing and managing online content. A variety of free and for-fee options allow the UC Berkeley community to create and administer a dynamic, secure, and recognizable web presence.

Build a Website

UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff have a few options for building websites, including both campus-supported and self-service, DIY offerings. The table below can help you decide which option may work best for your needs.

Questions to Consider

Want to leverage the power of the Berkeley Brand on a fully-supported platform? Then use Open Berkeley.

Do you have web development experience, or can you afford to hire someone who does? If yes, the DIY WordPress or Drupal option should meet your needs. If not, explore what Open Berkeley or Google Sites...

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GitHub @Berkeley

GitHub @Berkeley is UC Berkeley’s on-premise, private instance of GitHub, and is available for campus software development teams and individual developers to build software in private repositories or repositories shared within the Berkeley domain. Faculty, staff, students, and certain affiliates are eligible to use GitHub @Berkeley and the associated GitHub Pages to build websites. GitHub @Berkeley is not suitable for public or open-source projects.

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Google Sites

Google Sites allows you to create a simple personal website, wiki, or project site without any prior programming or design skills. With an intuitive drag and drop interface, you can work alone or collaborate with others to build your website in a short amount of time. Sites is fully integrated with Google Drive, and can be created from the Sites homepage or within Drive.

Resources Go to Google Sites...
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Open Berkeley Managed Website Platform

Open Berkeley is a complete web publishing turnkey solution that includes hosting, site spin-up, training, site launch, security, accessibility, privacy, and maintenance updates, branding, new features, and ongoing support. Campus employees with no prior web experience can use Open Berkeley's powerful toolset to easily build sophisticated websites, and customers can rely on Open Berkeley to provide critical solutions to ongoing security, accessibility, privacy, and maintenance issues.

Note: Recharge rates subject to annual review.

Typical one-time cost: <$270 (2...

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Qualtrics is a powerful, full-featured web-based platform for creating, sharing, and conducting online surveys. Berkeley provides access to all basic features of this software to all campus members. For surveys that need to collect sensitive or protected information above protection level P2, please fill out our account request form.


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Siteimprove is a website monitoring tool that helps us improve accessibility and usability. Siteimprove is administered by UCOP, and locally managed by the Digital Accessibility unit in Berkeley IT.

All berkeley.edu and subdomain websites must be monitored in Siteimprove.

Key Features

Siteimprove can help you:

Improve accessibility to help meet ethical and legal requirements

Locate and fix broken links and misspellings

Improve search...

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Surveys & Online Forms

Whether you need an online survey, a registration form for an event, or other activities, you have a few campus options to choose from.

Options Google Forms Qualtrics REDCap Features Forms can be built to require CalNet authentication or not. This is the most accessible option and great for forms and surveys that do not require much step logic or higher...
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Web Hosting (Drupal & WordPress)

A hosting platform that provides tools for building and maintaining Drupal or WordPress websites. The service is provided by an external vendor, Pantheon.

Note: Recharge rates are subject to annual review. See Pantheon hosting rates.

UC Berkeley Pantheon subscribers can select from five plans: Basic Performance Small Performance Medium Performance Large Performance X-Large Performance 2XL Site owners will need to...
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Web Hosting (UNIX)

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Web Hosting (Windows)

Our team offers secure, fast, and reliable web hosting solutions. This website hosting service is intended for faculty and staff with web technology expertise who want to develop and manage their own website. For all web hosting options, Berkeley IT maintains the hardware and hypervisor layers of each website and allows local administration to monitor and maintain their own web pages and applications.

CalWeb Basic (IIS) - Designed for traditional, static content websites and for sites requiring limited database support. Code migrations are managed by the customer.


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