Web Services

Our web services enable website owners to create and maintain sites with secure, flexible, stable, and easy-to-use platforms, systems, services, analytics, web accessibility resources, and website support.

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

For questions or help to decide which service is appropriate for your needs, see the chart and summaries below. Please submit a SlugHub ticket if you need further assistance.

Service Divisions/
Faculty Grad Students Student
Individual Staff
& Students
UCSC WordPress x x
Faculty & Research Web Services x
Faculty Websites x x x
Website Hosting x x x x x x
Personal UCSC URL  x
Google Sites x x x x x x
Personal Sites x x x

UCSC WordPress

Coming mid-2023, the UCSC WordPress service will be available for website building. This new, easier-to-use WordPress service will provide you with the freedom to create, design, manage, and develop a sustainable and effective web presence.

All Campus WCMS sites will be required to transition their sites to this new WordPress service.

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.

Website Hosting

If you want a do-it-yourself website, we provide server space to host your files. ITS provides a secure and reliable environment, you provide your web expertise and content. 

Google Sites

Google Sites are available to all UCSC students, faculty, and staff.  The permissions that allow selective sharing and collaboration make these websites particularly good for internal uses like intranets and project sites. 

Training & Do It Yourself Resources

Our online 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.

Personal Sites

The SlugSites service is to provide ANY UC Santa Cruz affiliate (faculty, staff, and student) with an easy-to-use website publishing tool to create a personal website without technical expertise.