Information technology tools and resources at the UW
Web Development Environments
About These Systems
The Web Development Systems are your central access point for web publishing on Shared UW Hosting. They are fully-functional GNU/Linux servers that allow you to transfer files using SFTP to a web publishing folder, and to connect using an SSH client in order to use a remote terminal on these servers.
This provides a highly-flexible web publishing system that supports the use of extremely customized applications. Using these tools, you can configure a MySQL database server, install a CMS such as WordPress or Drupal, compile programs, and run scripts.
Finding Your Server
The Shared Web Hosting service has different servers, depending on your affiliation type with the UW.
Generally, students will use vergil.u.washington.edu, and faculty/staff will use ovid.u.washington.edu (note: localhome allows for a better experience for ovid users). There are differences between these systems, and it is recommended to learn more about each one.
All UW students are eligible to use a shared web hosting development environment known as vergil.
Faculty, Staff, and Shared NetIDs
All UW faculty, staff, departments, and courses are eligible to use a shared web hosting development environment known as ovid.
Ovid Cluster Members and MySQL
- ovid01.u.washington.edu: Not accepting new MySQL installs
- ovid02.u.washington.edu: Accepting MySQL installs
- ovid03.u.washington.edu: Accepting MySQL installs