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Stanford Domains

A self-service web publishing tool for your personal digital space

In September 2024, rates will change for several technology services provided by University IT. View proposed FY25 rate changes.

Stanford Domains is a free, self-service web publishing tool used to create personal digital spaces for various media, e.g., portfolios and wikis.

Stanford students, faculty, and staff can register a free subdomain ( and install WordPress, MediaWiki, Drupal, or other popular open-source applications.


Feature Description
Simple web interface Knowledge of HTML is not required to create personal website
Number of websites allowed Unlimited
Free domains URL includes SUNet ID username (e.g.,,
Custom domains Any available domain (e.g., [customdomain].com) for $15/year
Storage 1 GB storage for personal hosting of website
Backup Stanford Domains sites are backed up daily. You can use cPanel to backup your site and move your site to other hosting environment.
Website migration Easily migrate to a third-party hosting service when leaving Stanford

Designed for

  • Individual faculty, staff, and students
  • Labs, groups, student, or staff organizations

For official department websites or websites with more complex needs, check out Stanford Sites.


  • A full-service SUNet ID
  • Yearly reply to audit to confirm Stanford association

Data security

This service is for Low Risk data.  For Medium Risk data, please use Stanford Sites service.

For more information about Stanford Security practices, please review the following guidelines here:

Please also refer to the following policies for additional guidance:


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This is a self-service platform. The best way to address your questions is by joining the community forum. If you need additional assistance, please submit a Help request for general questions.

Need help choosing a web hosting service? Explore options for where to build and maintain your website, and what University IT recommends for different website needs.

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Not what you’re looking for? Check out Stanford Sites, a robust service that is more suitable for groups and departments at Stanford.

Last modified October 24, 2023