Would you like to create a website as part of your professional activities at the EPFL?
Whether it is for your centre, your laboratory or a conference, EPFL offers you a address on the epfl.ch domain, as well as various free solutions to host your content.
Student associations recognized by EPFL can also benefit from this offer.
The person responsible for a website must be part of EPFL staff (and not ‘host’ or ‘outside EPFL’).
Site addresses are subject to validation, usually by the head of the institute or department concerned. Please read the good practices on the determination of a url at EPFL.
Whether for a site intended for the general public (managed) or with restricted access to the EPFL community (inside), this solution will allow you to focus on content. The site is delivered to you turnkey with the WordPress content manager and the EPFL web graphic charter installed. You will also benefit from technical support.
If WordPress does not meet your needs and you have the technical knowledge, you can install your own hosting on a LAMP server. However, you will not benefit from the technical support of the EPFL.
Overview of hosting types
|WordPress managed||WordPress ‘inside’||LAMP hosting|
|Skills / responsible||Everyone, beginner||Everyone, beginner||IT Developer|
|Technical support||Yes ([email protected])||Yes ([email protected])||No, see conditions|
|Courses given by EPFL||yes||yes||no|
|EPFL graphic charter||yes||yes||to implement by the user|
|Systems security||yes||yes||to implement by the user|
|Secure access to content (intranet)||no||yes||to implement by the user|
|Administrators management||via the accreditation system||via the accreditation system||To implement (but the admin has to be accredited at EPFL)|
|Backup||yes||yes||1 time per day (files + DB)|
|Adding local database||no||no||1 per website|
|Search engine indexation (Google, EPFL..)||yes||no||yes|