Web Services

University Web Hosting Options

Some websites fall outside the convention of the typical www.csuchico.edu site managed with the Cascade CMS. For these sites, Web Services provides two web hosting options for Chico State students, staff, faculty, and campus groups.

YourWeb vs Chico State Web Hosting

YourWeb and Chico State Web Hosting are very similar in that they offer one-click Wordpress installs and flexibility for the look of your website.

  • Use YourWeb if: You will be the sole person responsible for your website.
  • Use Chico State Web Hosting if: The management of your site will be tied to a department or group, not a single individual.
Web Hosting Options
YourWeb Web HostingChico State Web Hosting

Description
YourWeb is a personal web space for students, staff, and faculty of CSU, Chico. This self-service web-hosting solution gives you full control of your content via a one-click install of WordPress and other easy-to-use apps. Sites will have the URL start with the user's username followed by yourweb.csuchico.edu.

Description
The Chico State Web Hosting solution is meant for sites conducting University outreach. Looking for more technical capabilities than Cascade. The service offers a one-click install of WordPress and other easy-to-use apps. Sites will have the URL start with a custom prefix followed by sites.csuchico.edu.

Example Use Cases
- online portfolio
- personal blog
- faculty CV
- research site

Example Use Cases
- department blog
- department research site
- photo gallery blog
- podcast

Who Can Use YourWeb
Free to registered full-time and part-time students, faculty, and staff as well as current lecturers. 

Who Can Use Chico State Web Hosting
Departments and offices within the campus community. The site needs to be owned by a full-time sponsor, not a student.

How long can I keep it?
You will lose your YourWeb account once you graduate, retire, or are otherwise separated from the University. Users can take their content with them by downloading their files when separating from the University.

How long can I keep it?
As long as the $47.85 annual fee is paid yearly. No payment, the site will be archived. Departments can take their content and host it in another service if they no longer want Chico State to host it.

Terms of Use
CSU, Chico’s YourWeb is a digital literacy training ground for faculty, staff, and students. It gives University community members a place to create their own personalized web spaces free from the constraints of the official campus web framework.

Although CSU, Chico is not responsible for site content, the University reserves the right to monitor YourWeb sites and disable any users in violation of the user agreement.

YourWeb User Agreement

Terms of Use
CSU, Chico’s Web Hosting is a service for sites that fall outside Cascade usage restraints. It gives the University community web hosting at a low fee with the necessary support to get started. With branding guidance from University Communication and accessibility support from Web Services.

The University reserves the right to monitor Chico State Hosting sites and disable any users in violation of the user agreement.

Chico Web Hosting User Agreement