Web Development and Hosting

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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.

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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 guest collaborators are eligible to use GitHub@Berkeley and the associated GitHub Pages to build websites.
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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.

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Open Berkeley Managed Website Platform

A complete web publishing turnkey solution that includes hosting, site spinup, training, site launch, security, accessibility, 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, and maintenance issues.

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Siteimprove

Siteimprove is an easy-to-use website monitoring tool that helps improve site content quality, increase accessibility compliance, and enhance your website’s visibility with improved search engine optimization (SEO). Siteimprove is funded entirely through UCOP and offered to all UC campuses, in an effort to make websites accessible to everyone, particularly to people with disabilities.

Key Features

Siteimprove helps website owners to:

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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: Google Forms, Qualtrics, or you can contact the Office of Planning and Analysis (OPA) to develop more complex surveys, generally those related to capturing institutional data.

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Web Accessibility Consulting

The UC systemwide Information Technology Accessibility Policy states that all campus websites and web applications should be accessible to people with disabilities, including those who use assistive technologies. Our web accessibility team helps campus units by providing accessible web publishing solutions, offering online tools and resources, and providing consulting services for RFPs and for web development projects.

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Web Hosting (Drupal and WordPress)

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

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Web Hosting (UNIX)

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 customers to monitor and maintain their own webpages and applications.

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Web Hosting (Windows)

Our team offers secure, fast, and reliable web hosting solutions. These website hosting services are intended for faculty and staff with web technology expertise who want to develop and manage their own website. For all web hosting options the IST Windows Team maintains the hardware and hypervisor layers of each website and allow local administration to monitor and maintain their own webpages and applications.

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