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Getting started as a new user to Stanford Domains

From the main site menu at domains.stanford.edu, click Get Started and log in with your SUNet ID. Or, submit the Stanford Domains Interest Form and we can help you set up your new website.Go to Dashboard to choose…

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…
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Security Best Practice Considerations

This platform is intended for low-risk data defined by Stanford's Information Security Office (ISO). You should NOT store any data other than low risk data. Medium and High-Risk data is not allowed on this platform. Please be familiar…

How much does Stanford Domains cost?

Shared web hosting and subdomains are offered for free to all students, faculty, and staff at Stanford University. This free subdomain looks like [freesubdomain].su.domains. Alternatively, a custom domain (e.g., [customdomain].com)  can…
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What do I do after I have created an account on Stanford Domains?

Log in to manage your Stanford Domains account here. If you have not already installed a web application, we suggest installing WordPress. (Here’s how to install a web application). You can also take a look at pre-built WordPress…
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What is ‘LinkedIn Learning’ (previously Lynda.com)?

linkedin.com/learning/ is a video repository like YouTube. However, LinkedIn Learning.com contains instructional videos intended to teach viewers about specific topics and can be used to learn how to work with web applications such as WordPress. LinkedIn…

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…
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URLs for Stanford Domains

There are two ways to simplify the URL for your Stanford Domains site: Setup a vanity URL or Request a custom Stanford subdomain. Request a vanity URL through the Vanity URL application. Vanity URLs are only available to departments, research…

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…

Install WordPress Step-by-Step guide

If you are new to Stanford Domains, please review Getting Started as a New User to Stanford Domains. After you obtain a domain on Stanford Domains, you can install WordPress. Here are step-by-step directions for installing WordPress on Stanford…
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Migrating your WordPress Site to Stanford Domains

If you have an existing WordPress site on AFS (or another hosting service) you can migrate your site to Stanford Domains. Getting Started Install and activate the All-In-One WP Migration plugin on your existing WordPress site. It's…