UT Web Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary

Posted on: December 3, 2015


UT Web was launched a year ago. UT Web is a Linux-based shared web hosting environment for the entire campus that is replacing the aging Web Central service. There are impressive numbers from UT Webs first year of operation:

  • 330 distinct site accounts
  • 113 custom site names; e.g. http://longhornwelcome.utexas.edu/
  • 359 GB of file storage used by websites
  • 436 databases used by websites
  • 385 developers
  • 95 academic units, including 14 of the University’s 18 schools and colleges

University Communications led the design of templates that colleges, schools and units are using to build modern, responsive websites which are readily accessible from mobile devices. To learn more about University Communications, check out their new website: http://ucomm.utexas.edu/ Examples of other sites currently hosted on UT Web include: Office of the President , Office of the Provost , College of Fine Arts , and Texas Law . In April 2015, UT Webs updated technical infrastructure became a behind-the-scenes foundation for the new, responsive home page for The University of Texas at Austin http://www.utexas.edu/ .

Over the past year enhancements have been made to the panel environment, file system, and processes and documentation. More improvements, including new features requested by campus constituents are on the way. Developers across campus have adopted the new web environment and worked closely with ITS Systems, Applications and Customer Support Services staff to achieve these great results. Service can be requested via the Site Creation Request form .

Thanks and much appreciation to the leadership of University Communications and many others across campus who have worked with us on this project, especially the entire UT Web team and David Moss, IT Manager, for doing such a great job helping campus transition to the new UT Web service.