Shared Web Hosting

Research IT provide access to a shared web hosting service that is suitable to host small websites to promote the work of research groups within the University. This allows you to quickly deploy web applications such as Wordpress. The service utilises a Parallels Plesk control panel that makes the service  easy to manage and administer. Prospective customers should be aware that it is their responsibility to maintain the content and security of their websites.

Customers requiring futher details, please contact us

Web Design & Development

UCD has set up a framework for the provision of web design and development services. This framework may be used to run a mini-competition with our list of preferred suppliers to find a provider that best meets their needs. These service providers offer complete web development, design and maintenance of websites.

If you would like more information about the framework, or how to enter a mini-competition, details of which are available here (UCD Intranet login required).

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What is "shared" web hosting?


Your website will co-exist on a web server with a number of other UCD websites, sharing the same pool of resources. The webserver is hosted by HEAnet in Dublin and uses the Plesk web hosting platform.


What is the cost of the web hosting service?


This service is currently available free of charge to UCD researchers.


What type of websites are suitable for this platform?

  • Small scale websites / blogs
  • Web presence for research grant/proposals
  • Promoting upcoming events in the University
  • Promoting research projects in UCD
  • Hosting surveys or questionnaires
  • Hosting publications, documentation and presentations


 What is included in the web hosting package?

  • Access to the web hosting contol panel.
  • 1GB of disk space
  • 700 GB traffic per month
  • 1 domain name
  • and / or
  • 1 .ie domain name (if required)


What support is available for this service?


Research IT will create your web hosting account and provide your login details. They will also assist you with the configuration domain name registration and settings. This is a "P2" service running in conjuction with University business hours.


How do I apply for the shared web hosting service?


If you are interested in using the service please complete the application form on this page


What if I require a larger website?


Customers who require a larger website presence should check out Heanet's hosting service, details of which are available here