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What is cPanel?

cPanel is a control panels for a web hosting account. It lets you  manage all services in a single place. The cPanel allows you to publish websites, manage domains, organize static web files. You login to your cPanel by going to https://domains.stanford.edu/dashboard…
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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…

AddOn Domains VS Subdomains

Subdomain is something that is part of your main domain. When you joined Stanford Domain, you selected a domain (ie. profx.su.domains). This is your main domain. If you want to create websites for econ101.profx.su.domains, econ201.profx.su.domains,…

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…

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…

How long does my website last and can I keep after I leave Stanford?

You must respond to the annual renewal request email for each domain within three weeks or your site will be locked and then removed two weeks later. After leaving Stanford (i.e, graduated, retired), you have an option to transfer your website…