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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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How to backup and restore your website

The free and easy option - JetBackupBackups are done by Reclaim Hosting and available to you via the "JetBackup" cpanel menu widget under Files. Learn more JetBackup. Manually/scheduled backups from My Apps For WordPress and other apps…

How do I transfer files using SSH or SCP/SFTP?

To transfer files from your local PC or Mac computer you'll need FTPS and the File Manager widget (for single files) and you'll need to use SSH or SCP enabled with SSH Keys. You can create or upload a current key with the SSH Access cpanel…

Why a 500 error?

For .php, file permissions need to be 644 and and set your directories to 755. Otherwise you will see typically server 500 errors with php scripts or even server 403 errors with Wordpress.

What about Workgroup Integration for controlling access to pages?

There are probably many different possibilities, but we know about two. In conjunction with “OneLogin SAML SSO” (currently described in our SSO support doc, the “Advance Access Manager” plugin can be used and the base version is…

What about Python?

Python out of the box is very simple.  You can use the platform to learn the basic of python (if, else, print, etc).  Out-Of-The-Box of python doesn't work for website without additional modules.  Python can be a very powerful…
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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 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…

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…