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Project Website Support

This guide summarizes resources available across Princeton University to support the development of project websites - for research, teaching, and general purposes. It has been created as a campuswide collaboration hosted by the Library

Campus Provided / Approved

The following easy-to-use website creation platforms are available to the Princeton community.  These tools allow users to create websites entirely through the web browser.

The following are options for self-hosted server infrastructure, with greater flexibility but also greater complexity and maintenance.

  • cPanel - supports PHP, Ruby on Rails, and NodeJS projects and includes MySQL for a database option. Also provides easy set up of many popular web-based platforms such as Wordpress and Omeka.

  • OIT dedicated Windows or Linux server hosting - OIT offers a service to host and maintain virtual departmental servers. This option is typically best when direct access to the server is necessary or for custom software configurations.