Since BYU no longer offers web hosting, here are some alternative, off-campus options for site hosting.
Note: Departments and individuals—particularly those hosting content outside the university's system -- must ensure that the hosting option they choose meets requirements for security and privacy mandated by HIPPA, FERPA, and other legal or ethical requirements.
For more information on FERPA and HIPPA requirements see:
OIT recommends, but does not support, BlueHost as an appropriate, full-featured, third-party alternative for personal or departmental web site hosting. Students and faculty are eligible for a discounted rate. BlueHost offers 24/7 phone, chat, and online help desk support. With this service, users can create their own hostname and have the ability to upload their own html pages, images, and other content without having to rely on a user interface design.
No training is provided by BlueHost, but they do offer help with migration from BYU's previous web hosting to the BlueHost server. Extensive resources are offered on bluehost.com/track/byu to aid users in the building of websites.
All BlueHost accounts include the following features:
Note: Costs and site maintenance are managed at the departmental level.
For department or class use, payments will be made directly to BlueHost by the department. Accounts must be held for at least 4 months, with the possibility of 2 month accounts for spring/summer terms. Additional discounts are given for longer term contracts.
Departments can obtain web hosting space and then create unlimited number of subdomains for student use. Site access is given by the professor. After the class is over, students have the option to pay a monthly fee for continued hosting space.
BlueHost offers online resources to help in the building of web sites.
Note: These options are neither endorsed nor supported by BYU or the Office of IT. OIT cannot guarantee the stability of these companies. These statistics and prices are subject to change at any time.
Many sites, such as Web Hosting Geeks and Best Web Hosting provide a list of recommended hosting sites based on certain criteria, and can serve as a helpful resource when selecting a site to host your website.
For technical support or additional questions about this service, please:
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The feedback box, located below, is intended for general comments on this page or service information and NOT for help with specific technical issues you are having with the service itself. If you would like a response to your feedback, be sure to include your contact information or log into it.byu.edu using the login button at the top of this page.