Web Hosting


The ZDV provides for all institutions, faculties and Students the following services.

  • WordPress
    The central content management system for websites using the JGU layout.
  • SharePoint
    For projects aimed only at staff of the University Mainz.
  • Web-Server
    For users who want to provide their own website or web-application.
  • Virtual Server
    For users who need full control of the whole web system.
WordPress is the JGU's central Content Management System (CMS), and it may be used to publish content in a quick and easy way. The system is maintained by the data center,. Users can focus on the content.
WordPress is available to all institutions who want to be present in the web.

Pros

  • The ZDV does all the software maintencance
  • easy to use
  • all WordPress websites use the JGU corporate design
  • regular courses for editors

Cons

  • Modification of JGU corporate design is restricted
  • Only cemtrally provided plugins may be used. Installation of additional plugins is not possible.
If your project is not intended for the internet-public - e.g. an intranet or team-website - you may use the SharePoint environment. No administrative tasks are necessary.
→ SharePoint hosting environment (German only).
For hosting your own website and/or web-application you can use the ZDV web-server. The web-server can provide a foll LAMP Stack.
The server and the software stack is provided by the ZDV. The user develops and maintains the website/web-application.
This service is intended for users who want to provide and maintain their own (CMS-)system.

Pros

  • The ZDV maintains the web-server.
  • Individual websites and web-applications.

Cons

  • The users need to spend time for developing and maintaining the website.
  • Versions of server-side software are set by the ZDV.

Additional information about ZDV web-server.

On a virtual server the user has root rights and is able to configure the server as desired. It is also possible to set up a web server.
The ZDV provides the operating system and a network connection. The user installs and maintains the software.
A virtual server is recommended for users with special use cases who can setup and maintain a Linux server.

Pros

  • The user has full control over the system.

Cons

  • High maintenance cost.

Additional information about ZDV virtual server..