Getting Started with CGI

Common Gateway Interface (CGI) is method of extending web server functionality by executing scripts on a Web server.  A common use of CGI is in form processing, where the Web browser sends form data to a CGI script on the server,…

Getting a custom stanford.edu website on Stanford Domains

To have a Stanford brand subdomain for your website (subjected to approval by University Communication), use the Add-On domain functionality in Stanford Domains by following the below process which will make your site reachable via <sitename>.stanford.edu…

WordPress Plugin

Plugins extend your site’s functionality with things like contact forms, eCommerce, Image Gallery, Backup, and much more. That means they have deep access to your site, so it’s vital to keep them up to date (as well as your WordPress version). Installing…

I have more questions, where can i find answers?

Stanford Domains is a self-help hosting service (i.e., there is no help desk nor do we provide dedicated web design support) targeted mainly at giving individual Stanford users or small groups web space to experiment with tools and establish…

Subdomains vs. Subdirectories

When you're first getting started with a new space on a new Web host, you might think of yourself as owning a small "territory" of the Web. Everything you place in your public folder on the server becomes available for anyone on the Web to see…

Can I create a Form on Stanford Domains?

University IT provided Form Builder tools such as Google Forms, Qualtrics. We encourage you to use these two platforms since it is well integrated with our Single SignOn. If you have a WordPress website hosted on Stanford Domains, you can…

Can I transfer management of my website to another Stanford user before I leave Stanford?

Yes, you can (i.e, you are leaving Stanford and have another team members to manage).   Please log a ServiceNow support ticket for assistance.

Can my team members manage my website content?

When you create your website, you are the only one who can add, update, delete the content of your website. However, you can add another user to manage your contents (Contributor, Editor, Administrator roles). Here are the basic steps: Login…

Social Media

As you begin to build out your digital presence you'll probably start to think about social media in some form. In fact it's likely that you already have at least one, if not more, social media accounts (Facebook being the most popular to date).…

Accessing Your Files through the File Manager

Your domains.stanford.edu cPanel include a File Manager that allows you to interact directly with the files stored in your webhosting account. This can be useful if you want to upload software that cannot be automatically installed via the Web…