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Introduction to cPanel

Your web hosting account on domains.stanford.edu is managed through a control panel interface called cPanel. cPanel is an industry-standard tool for managing your domain and hosting. Using this tool, you can do all kinds of things with your webspace including the following: install web applications view and manage files in your space create subdomains create […]

How do I log in?

Please visit the Dashboard to log in to your Stanford Domains account. You will be prompted to login with your SUNet credentials (or immediately redirected to your account page if you are already logged in).

Choosing a domain name

Choosing your domain name is the first step to staking your claim on the web. Your domain name is a unique web address that can be used to build your digital presence. As you select your domain name, there are a few considerations to keep in mind: Your domain name must be available Domain names […]

What is a web application?

In the most general terms, a web application is a piece of software that runs on a web server. A web server is a just a specialized computer designed to host webpages.Most web applications are comprised of two components: files and a database. When you install a web application, you need to make sure all […]

Understanding Stanford Domains’s accounts and passwords

One aspect of domains.stanford.edu that users may find a bit complicated at first is understanding the different accounts (and associated passwords) that you can manage as part of your participation in the project. This article outlines the types of accounts that you are likely to have, what they are for, and how you go about […]

Installing Applications with Installatron

Installatron is a script installer that allows you to quickly and easily install Web applications to on the Web space. By default, when you use Installatron, the application you add will be automatically upgraded whenever a new version is available (and a backup will be kept, just in case). Installing Applications Using Installatron To get […]

How Might Stanford Domains Support My Course or Project?

Stanford Domains can give instructors more creative and customizable options for developing a course site. This is particularly true for courses where students may be creating digital multimodal projects and/or experimenting with web applications and technologies. (Here is a handy table of all online platforms available to Stanford instructors.) Please note that instructors wishing to use […]

Applications Available in Installatron

Installatron, the script installer that is part of the domains.stanford.edu cPanel, allows you to easily install Web applications to your Web space. Below is a list of all of the applications currently available to you through Installatron: Community Building MediaWiki ExtCalendar WebCalendar Gbook (GuestBook) XMB Forum DokuWiki PmWiki WikkaWiki Content Management WordPress Drupal Joomla Omeka b2evolution PivotX […]

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 (assuming they know the address of your site and […]

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 Applications section of your cPanel, if you need to change the name or permissions of a […]