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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 a free subdomain name,…
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Are you Leaving Stanford and want to move (transfer) your site to new hosting provider?

I'm a user who wants to maintain my personal site after leaving Stanford, how do I proceed. You will need to transfer your personal site to a new web hosting provider. While Stanford Domains is not making a recommendation, Reclaim Hosting…

Can I use docker containers on Stanford Domains?

Short answer: not at this time. Stanford Domains is primarily meant for CMS (Content Management Systems). Container reduce and in most cases remove our ability to manage the services running on Stanford Domains and keep it stable for…
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FTP/FTPS File Transfer Protocol

In January 2021, the ftp protocol was disabled since it exposes the password in clear text and didn’t meet Stanford Security standards. FTPS (secure) protocol is still available to be used to transfer files to/from your website. Desktop…

What is DNS?

Remember back before everyone had computers that fit in their pocket, how companies would ship a book full of phone numbers to your doorstep? We might have known who we were looking for, but we needed to look up phone numbers unless they were…

What is a Domain / Subdomain?

Domain Domain names are simply addresses to websites. For example www.stanford.edu is a domain name.   Subdomain A subdomain is one way of organizing and separating content on your site. You're already familiar with the concept of subdomains,…

What is Domain Mapping?

Domain mapping, simply put, is deciding where visitors should be directed when they visit various pieces of your website. Domains and subdomains can be mapped directly to folders located within your web hosting account, where you may have installed…

What is Single SignOn?

Single sign-on (SSO) is an authentication scheme that allows users to login with a single ID and password to more than one application. You login to su.domains with your Stanford SunetID, which is the same credential you used to…