Web & Database Hosting

Researchers and departments rely heavily on the web today to share the latest information and news. At SDSC, the web services group provides reliable 24/7 UNIX web hosting to the UC and UC San Diego communities.

SDSC servers are equipped with the latest versions of Apache and PHP, including 4 GB of initial NFS disk and nightly tape backups; this includes no throughput throttling and no monthly transfers. Third-party web applications such as  Drupal, WordPress, Jira, and Confluence, are generally supported.  A complimentary MySQL database is provided for use with the website, along with 24/7 monitoring and support in a secure machine room with emergency backup power.

MySQL databases up to 4 GB are also available without the web hosting component.

Windows-based web hosting is available via SDSC's IT Services group. Additionally, other database platforms may be supported on SDSC's virtual machine farm.

Recharge Rates

Service Component

Recharge Rate*

Web and MySQL Database Hosting (Includes Apache or Tomcat, MySQL, 4GB of space, no data transfer costs)


Consultation Support (Fee-for-service user support, site support, site design, and web application development)


Windows-Based Web Hosting

Please contact IT Services for pricing information.

VM-Based Database Hosting

Please contact IT Services for pricing information.

*Recharge rates are subject to change with approval from the UC San Diego Recharge Rate Committee. Normal IDC rules apply.

Please contact the WebDB group for more information on web and database hosting at SDSC.