Web Services

A variety of web services are available across campus depending upon your campus affiliation.

For questions or help deciding what service is appropriate for your needs, see the chart and summaries below. Please submit an ITRequest ticket and select "Website Consulting & Hosting" if you need further assistance.

Service Departments Research
Faculty Grad Students Student
Individual Staff
& Students
Campus WCMS x x
Faculty & Research Web Services x
Faculty WordPress Sites x x x
Web Site Hosting x x x x x x
Personal UCSC URL  x
Google Sites x x x x x x
SlugSites for UCSC x x x
Divisional Web Services varies varies varies varies varies varies
Website Accessibility x x x x x

Web Services Publishing pictureCampus WCMS 

The Campus WCMS is a no-cost, browser-based web site editing tool that lets departments focus on content rather than on technology and site design. No technical experience is necessary and the campus design templates are built-in. Training, open-labs and support are also offered at no cost. Websites managed by the Campus WCMS enjoy high availability and high priority incident response.

Faculty and Research Web Services

Faculty, graduate students, and research staff can use WordPress to create websites to highlight professional, research, and other scholarly activities.

WordPress is a website management system that allows you to create websites with very little technical or design expertise. It comes with design templates, a relatively easy-to-learn editing environment, and a host of tools to make your website look fantastic.

Web Services Hosting pictureWeb Site Hosting

If you want a do-it-yourself website, we provide server space to host your files. ITS provides the secure and reliable environment, you provide your web expertise and content. Self-managed Personal Web Pages are also available through this service.

Google Sites

Google Sites are available to all UCSC students, faculty, and staff.  The permissions that allow selective sharing and collaboration make these sites particularly good for internal uses like intranets and project sites.  The official campus template is not available in Google Sites.

Web Services Training pictureTraining & Do It Yourself Resources

Our training and resources help you develop and maintain your site. These resources are for users of the Campus WCMS, Web Hosting service, and anyone who builds and maintains a website.