Web Hosting Service

This service is in the process of being decommissioned and new personal websites can no longer be created. If you are a faculty member or a member of a lab/research group, please see Faculty, Lab and Research Websites (CampusPress) for more information on our new service. For further advice on how to proceed with your website project, please contact CCS.WebSolutions@uoguelph.ca

For information on retrieving content or files on your existing personal website, see the instructions on Publishing a Personal Website

About the Service

CCS offers Web Hosting services to members of the U of G community for both personal (tilde) and/or organizational websites (any UofG department and to all UofG sanctioned and affiliated organizations).

Unfortunately CCS cannot accommodate requests from non-UofG organizations including non-profit, not-for-profit or otherwise. Fee or low cost hosting solutions are readily available and can be found through search engines.

The following information applies only to organizational websites, more information for Personal (tilde~) website is available. Organizational web hosting can be requested by any U of G departments and organizations that hold an Organizational Central Login Account.

Staging & Production Servers

The staging server stage.web.uoguelph.ca is used develop and test your website. Development and testing of all dynamic content (ColdFusion or Perl scripts) must be done on the staging server to help maintain the performance and stability of the production environment.

The production server www.uoguelph.ca/orgfolder hosts your public or production web content.


CCS will not provide hosting for applications involving online financial transactions, particularly involving the collection and storage of credit card numbers.


CCS reserves maintenance windows for all its servers:

  • Tuesdays - 6 to 8 AM
  • Thursdays - 6 to 8 AM

We will notify you of any planned maintenance that's expected to interrupt the service and will do our best to keep service interruptions to a minimum. We are happy to discuss any concerns you may have about maintenance windows and the way they will affect the availability of your site.

Available Features & Technologies

  • Adobe ColdFusion7 with Microsoft Access backend database
  • Staging/Development Server
  • 1024 MB disk quota
  • CGI (Perl 5) support
  • Server Side Includes
  • Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
  • Weekly Traffic Reports