Both large and small-scale digital scholarship projects often require server space to host content management systems, such as Drupal, WordPress, and Omeka. Here, we have listed some potential hosting solutions available to CU Boulder faculty, staff, and students. If you are unsure what options are best for your project, email us to set up a consultation.

OIT Hosting

CU Boulder's Office of Information Technology (OIT) provides Shared Infrastructure Services, which are best for researchers with the resources and funding to help develop and maintain their project website. This shared hosting option comes with the option of a colorado.edu domain name, and start at $90 per month for 100GB of storage.

Web Express

Strategic Relations has developed CU Boulder Web Express, "a free, professional, flexible, web-publishing platform that provides easy, accessible tools for colleges, schools and departments to build websites. This platform is provided in partnership by Strategic Relations and the Office of Information Technology." Web Express is a Drupal-based platform and may satisfy the needs of those wishing to create traditional websites.

Reclaim Hosting

Reclaim Hosting offers domains and web hosting solutions specifically for educators, students, and institutions, and they support over 100 applications, including commonly used platforms associated with Digital Humanities projects. They offer free website migration assistance and domain registration, as well as three plans from which to choose (starting at $30 per year for 2GB of storage up to $100 per year for up to 100GB of storage). This is a flexible, user friendly, and inexpensive option for researchers wanting more control over their platforms and content in which Web Express does not satisfy their needs (i.e., requiring other applications such as Omeka, Scalar, WordPress, etc.).

See below for our Web Hosting Pilot to apply for a free year of Reclaim Hosting.

Create a Local Lamp Environment

Creating a local LAMP infrastructure on your computer or turning your personal computer into a web development server is relatively easy for both Windows and Mac. Tools such as MAMP and WAMP allow you to easily create development sites.

Other Free Hosting

  • Google Sites: CU students, faculty, and staff can create free personal websites as part of CU's Google Suites.
  • WordPress.com: The popular blogging platform offers customizable templates for simple websites and portfolios. 
  • Humanities Commons: This is an open access repository and networking platform created by the Modern Language Association for humanities scholars. Members can create free WordPress sites for courses, projects, portfolios, and open-access scholarship.

Questions? Contact Nickoal Eichmann-Kalwara.