Faculty/Lab/Research Web Site Information
LSA Web Services and LSAIT are pleased to announce a new set of faculty-specific web development services! Faculty members can now get a web site either for themselves or for their labs in one of two different environments, all for no additional cost:
- The Faculty, Lab, and Research Site option uses WordPress and is a multisite network hosted through LSAIT and is a lightweight, user-friendly website and blog platform. CMS Web Services will work with you to build and launch your WordPress site. You will have access to short video tutorials, an in-person introduction to WordPress training if requested, and the option to attend Open Labs in the future to work directly with Web Services staff on your site. After your site launches, Web Services will be offering mid-level support for WordPress sites through our help desk system (email email@example.com) and Open Labs. URLs are of the form http://sites.lsa.umich.edu/sitename, where the site name is generally based on the faculty member's uniqname or firstnamelastname (such as jjjsmith or Smith-lab for Dr. John Jacob Jingleheimer Smith's faculty and lab sites, respectively). Go to sites.lsa.umich.edu for more information on Wordpress for LSA.
- The Web Hosting Environment Option uses cPanel and is most useful primarily for those technically-inclined users with specific software needs. Neither LSA Web Support nor LSAIT provides support after the initial set-up of the hosting environment. More information can be found on the LSAIT website.
The following table provides a comparison of the two environments:
Faculty, Lab, Research Sites
Web Hosting Environment
|Cost to You/Department||Free||Free|
|Branding (Look and Feel)||College branding, choice of 3||User defined, but U-M branding is recommended|
|URL Hostname||sites.lsa.umich.edu||User defined 1|
|Naming for Faculty Sites||uniqname or firstnamelastname||User defined|
|Naming for Lab Sites||uniqname-lab||User defined|
|Naming for Other Sites||program_name||User defined|
|Custom Forms||Yes||User defined|
|Media: Documents||Yes||User defined|
|Media: Images or Slideshows||Yes||User defined|
|People 2||Yes||User defined|
|Publications 3||Yes||User defined|
|Themes||Yes; 3 options||User defined|
|Plugins||Yes; select from list||User Defined|
|Disk Space Limitations||100 MB||1 GB 4|
|More Space Allowed 5||Yes||Yes|
Again, all three options are provided at no additional cost to you or your department.
To get started with requesting a site, please complete the Needs Analysis Form. If you select WordPress, someone from the LSA Web Services team will be in contact to discuss your request, any relevant navigation and design elements, and guide you to the solution that best fits your requirements. If you select cPanel, someone from LSAIT will be in touch with you to set up your environment.
We look forward to working with you!
|1||We recommend a user-based host name such as jones.lsa.umich.edu or smith-lab.dept.lsa.umich.edu, though the host name must comply with SPG 601.15-1.|
|2||People represents a page, profile, or record for an individual user that the user can control the content of (for example, address, biography, email, picture, and so on).|
|3||Publications represents a page or record to track those publications (such as articles, books, columns, papers, videos, and so on) for which an individual is an author, creator, or editor.|
|4||Includes the instance-specific copies of software.|
|5||Additional disk space beyond the initial limit can be obtained for your site, though there may be a charge back.|