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UCSF Website Updates

News and announcements regarding UCSF websites, as well as best practices and tips for getting the most out of your web presence.

June 19, 2017
Custom Websites
Web Hosting

IT has been providing free, managed, cloud web hosting since 2011. The hosting program has been a larger success than anticipated. In that time, the number of sites we host has increased from 21 sites to nearly 1,000 Drupal sites today.
 
With the increased quantity and complexity of UCSF websites, hosting costs have increased as well. This is primarily due to the added hardware and security measures that IT has added to its hosting service to ensure maximum uptime and security for UCSF websites.
 
All of these services come at a cost which has outstripped our subsidy from the University. To properly resource the web hosting, IT Governance has approved a modest hosting charge for custom websites. That cost will be $50/month for fiscal year 2017-18.
 
Only websites that use a custom theme – including Starter Kit 1.0 websites that have not upgraded to Starter Kit 2.0 – will be subject to the $50 monthly charge beginning July 1, 2017. UCSF Site Builder websites will still be hosted free of charge for the foreseeable future.
 
Find more information about how IT defines “custom websites."