Welcome to Web Hosting Services
The cPanel Web Hosting service is a full-service environment that provides you with flexibility, scalability, economy of scale, and more options for your Web presence. This service is available to any NC State University college, department, or unit.
What the Service Provides
The Web hosting service differs from OIT's current AFS Web service by offering many additional features, some of which are available now:
- NC State hosted URL*
- Standard 10 GB of space with option to purchase more
- Nightly backups (and user initiated ones as well)
- Unlimited bandwidth
- More features and applications for your Web presence
- Unlimited databases
- Enhanced programming features and applications (depending on the service option you choose)
- cPanel control panel to administer your site(s)
- Fantastico, a system designed to make installing scripts (such as galleries, blogs) easier
The current AFS Web hosting service will still be available after the new one is activated. For a comparison of the two, see Old vs new Web hosting environments.
Any users who move from AFS hosting will still have file space available after their Web hosting account is activated. Hosted space on AFS can be removed (and the fees associated with the space ended) by having an authorized representative for that space contact the Help Desk to make the request and provide the AFS path to the space.
In addition to our traditional AFS hosting and the cPanel hosting, OIT also provides a WordPress and Drupal Hosted service. These services are ideal for those units that have little IT expertise in-house yet have need for a branded, accessible website. See wordpress.ncsu.edu and drupal.ncsu.edu for more information on these hosted options.
*A quick note about URLs: URLs must be approved if they are for a top level domain (xxx.ncsu.edu or www.ncsu.edu/xxx); if you are looking to move an existing site over, we recommend requesting a temporary URL until such time as you are ready to transer the URL to the new site. Please be sure to note this need when submitting your request for a web hosting account.