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Is Stanford Domains hosting FERPA compliant?

Because the su.Domains server is a shared server, you should not store any FERPA/HIPAA information, such as grades, on your site. You may be at risk of violating FERPA/HIPAA if you do store FERPA/HIPAA information.  su.Domains allows only Low Risk data (See data classification from our ISO office).

AddOn Domains VS Subdomains

Subdomain is something that is part of your main domain. When you joined Stanford Domain, you selected a domain (ie. profx.su.domains). This is your main domain. If you want to create websites for econ101.profx.su.domains, econ201.profx.su.domains, etc., you can login to the cPanel to create these subdomains. Note that you don’t have to create subdomains to […]

What is my website name hosted on Stanford Domains?

When joining the Stanford Domains, you will be asked to pick a domain name for your website. Please see “Choosing A Domain Name” article for more information. Let say you picked a domain name called profX. All your website URLs will have the following format: profX.su.domains cs101.profX.su.domains econ101.profX.su.domains You can also request to have a […]

How can i make a website available only to my students?

The Stanford Domains service is for Low Risk data. There is no need to protect your website. However, there are three different methods to protect your website contents: You can protect ALL your WordPress content (not a specific page) by installing OneLogin plugin (see What is Single SignOn article). Or, Have a link on your website pointing […]

How to add a second sub-domain on su.domains?

When you join Stanford Domains, you will be asked to pick a domain (ie., profX.su.domains). You will then to be able to have unlimited websites such as class101.profX.su.domains, class201.profX.su.domains by using SubDomain icon on your cPanel. If you have a need to have a second subdomain.su.domains, you would need to log a ServiceNow service ticket. […]

What is Redirect?

The Redirects in the cPanel allows you to send all of the visitors of a domain or particular page to a different URL. For example, if you have a web page with a long URL such as a pdf file on google doc, use the Redirects feature to add a redirect from a short URL to […]


Getting Started with WordPress

WordPress (WP) is a content management system (CMS) written in PHP that uses a MySQL database. In non technical speak, WordPress is one of the easiest blogging and website builder in existence today. Here are a few YouTube links to help you getting started: https://wordpress.com/support/video-tutorials/ https://youtu.be/QU8GFqvXRxE ( Getting started on WordPress) We have created two […]

Install WordPress Step-by-Step guide

After getting your domain on Stanford, you can install WordPress for your domain. Here are step-by-step WP installation using cPanel. You start with by login to https://domains.stanford.edu/dashboard with your SunetID and password (Stanford SSO) Step 1: Select WordPress Application Step 2: Click Install this application Step 3: Select the domain name for this website. If […]

Cloning your existing WordPress website

If you ever need a test/dev WordPress (WP) website, you can create it very easily by using clone feature in cPanel. For example, you already have a WP website up and running called https://myworld.su.domains. It works great and everybody loves it. However, you want to give them a fresh look and will take a week […]