LSA Custom Web Development Service Technical Specifications

This page provides information to the Custom Pilot option of the LSA Web Services and LSAIT’s new faculty-specific web development services. Unlike the Vignette Content Management System or the LSA WordPress environment, this option is most useful primarily for those technically-inclined users with specific software needs. Neither LSA Web Support nor LSAIT provides specific technical support after the initial set-up and provisioning.  

This web service is built upon cPanel, a popular hosting solution for web hosting used by commercial vendors such as GoDaddy.com, HostGator.com, or LiquidWeb.com. The LSA environment provides a traditional LAMP stack with Linux, Apache, MySql, and PHP/Perl/Python available.

The following table provides a technical rundown of the cPanel environment.

Technical Specification (as of October 2013)
Operating System RedHat Linux 6.4
Apache Version Apache 2.2.25
PHP Version 5.4.20
MySQL Version 5.5.32
Python Version 2.6.6
Perl Version 5.10.1
Administrative Tools phpMyAdmin, web administration and file editing, and shell access are available
Ruby Version Ruby is currently not available
Frameworks Available Easy install packages available for CakePHP, Zend, CodeIgnitor and others.  

Additional software may be used if it can run within a local user context.  Additionally, there are many easy install packages available for common software packages.  Please contact  lsait-infrastructure@umich.edu if you have any questions about whether or this environment can meet your requirements.