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NSMS offers a comprehensive web hosting service with a full range of features.

How we can help you

You may be one of the many University departments and colleges already hosting your website on the IT Services web servers, but now needing a different feature set or are moving to use of a Content Management System (e.g. Drupal, Wordpress, or others). The good news is that you don’t have to go far to meet these requirements.  In terms of facilities, we aim that our hosting service is the most comprehensive that is offered anywhere within IT Services. You can see a comparison of IT Services' web hosting services page to help you decide which is best for you.

Our services: Hosting

Colleges, departments, clubs, societies and individuals can all take advantage of the NSMS web hosting service.

Users can upload their web pages through secured interfaces. Your user name and password will be safe. Databases can be uploaded directly from your desktop and then managed remotely by a variety of industry-standard means.

Hosting is currently available on either Linux (Apache based) or Windows makes many powerful technologies available.

Our web hosting is almost entirely within the University Private cloud, which brings advantages of hosting over dual sites, with fail over built into the Cloud should adverse events occur to one of the Data Centers. This also allows us to rapidly create and deploy new web servers to meet demands.

We can currently support perl, PHP and python based applications with a choice of MySQL or PostgreSQL databases if required.

Our services: Content management systems

Many websites are designed using a content management system. We have experience of running the following CMS systems:

  • Django applications
  • Drupal
  • Typo 3
  • Wordpress

We also provide a dedicated system allowing simple Wordpress sites to be hosted.

Note that our shared hosting is not appropriate for systems like Plone/Zope.

Hosting features

We currently support the following features:

  • .ox.ac.uk domains hosted
  • Non-Oxford domains can be hosted (we require evidence that the University DNS policy exemption has been obtained)
  • Up to 15Gb of disk space for your site, with extensions available upon request
  • Phone and email support
  • Secure uploads via password protected and encrypted SFTP.

Current sites

Web sites that are currently hosted by NSMS include:

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