With the LRZ web hosting service you may create your own website(s). The hosting infrastructure is taken care of by the LRZ web hosting team, allowing you to concentrate on creating and publishing your content.

Our serviced web hosting service is PHP-based, meaning you will be able to run web applications like Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal, Mediawiki, or LimeSurvey. Static websites are of course also possible.

Please see the information below for more web hosting options.


News

 

On Wednesday   from 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. we will have a maintenance at the database servers of the standard web hosting system. During the maintenance, the websites of the standard web hosting are not available. When accessing the websites, a maintenance message will be displayed.

The maintenance is needed for some performance tuning tasks to improve the performance of the database servers.

 

The software PHP 7.3 that we provide does not receive any more security updates. Therefore, we will switch the PHP version of all sites in our Standard Hosting that still use PHP 7.3 to PHP 7.4.

Scheduled date is Tuesday, 7 December 2021.

What does this mean for you? Please check your web application for compatibility with PHP 7.4 and upgrade it if necessary. Otherwise, your website might not operate properly after 7 December 2021.

If your site is already running with PHP 7.4 or higher, this information does not apply to you.

 

We are happy to announce that PHP 8 is now available in our serviced hosting environments.

If you would like to upgrade your site's PHP version to PHP 8.0, please contact us via the LRZ servicedesk. Please check beforehand whether your web application is compatible with PHP 8.0 and upgrade it if necessary.

 

On Wednesday, , the current HTTPS encryption protocoll TLS 1.3 will be made available for all websites in serviced hosting. That means that modern browsers automatically use TLS 1.3 for HTTPS communication with your website. Older browsers just use TLS 1.2 which continues to be available. In course of the switch, the available cipher suites will be adjusted to recommendations of the Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI). Since some insecure, older ciphers get deactivated, users of older browsers might experience difficulties – updating the browser to a recent version should help. In addition to the higher level of security, there is also a slightly better performance when using TLS 1.3 and a better rating of your website in external SSL tests.

No changes of the websites are required. We do not expect any service interruption during the change.

We are currently reworking our website application form. Therefore we ask you to use the LRZ Servicedesk to request a new website in the meantime. Please use the authenticated submit variant (not simple submit) and provide the following information:

  1. LRZ functional account for use with the website
  2. Website name, e.g. mysite.tum.de
  3. Additional aliases (optional)
  4. Your organisation (TUM, LMU or other)
  5. Do you need a MySQL database for your website?

Thank you for your patience!



Services offered by LRZ

Do you need a website? LRZ offers various services that might be of interest to you. Take a look at the table below to get an overview.

Overview

Serviced web hosting service

If you need a website for your research project, chair, department, or thesis, the serviced web hosting service is probably the right choice. Within the serviced web hosting service, you may host static web pages or PHP-based web applications.

Use of this service is free of charge and is available for members of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU), Technische Universität München (TUM), and Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften (BAdW).

You may incur additional costs in case you want to get your own second-level domain.

Managed server service

If the serviced web hosting service is not suitable for your needs, a Linux-based managed server might work for you. This kind of server allows you to install almost any application. However, this also means that you will have to take care of most things yourself. In the following section "Web hosting service vs. Managed server service" you will find a concise comparison of these two LRZ services.

You will be charged for using this service.

Personal homepage service

If you need a website only for yourself, a website in the serviced web hosting service will probably be more than you need. For these cases, LRZ offers personal homepages where you can host a website with static HTML pages (no PHP scripting possible). Use of Javascript is still possible since it is executed from within your web browser.

In the section "Web hosting versus personal homepage" below you will find a comparison of the most important differences.

A personal homepage can only be used with a personal LRZ ID. Unfortunately, it is not possible to receive a personal homepage with a TUM ID, LMU ID, etc.

This service is available free of charge.

Serviced web hosting service vs. Managed server service

In our serviced web hosting service the LRZ webhosting team takes care of the maintenance of the PHP-based hosting environment and the underlying operating system. Your responsibility lies in installing your desired web application and keeping it current. Our serviced web hosting service currently only supports PHP-based applications. If the application you would like to install needs other programming languages and frameworks (like for example Python and Django, or Ruby and Ruby on Rails), it will not be possible to host your application with our serviced web hosting service.

If the latter is the case, a managed server might be what you are looking for. A Linux-based managed server will allow you to install almost any application. However, this also means that you will have to take care of most things yourself. You can find more information about this on the page "Managed Server".

(lightbulb) A word of warning: Before requesting a website or server, we ask that you make sure that regular maintenance (like installing updates for your web application) will take place over the entire life time of your website. It is vital that applications be protected from security vulnerabilities which might result in unwanted access to your website and possible data leaks. This applies to web hosting in general, but especially if you use your own server because you will not only be responsible for keeping your web application current, but for maintaining the entire operating system that your web application runs on.

See the table below for a concise overview of the differences between our serviced web hosting service and the managed server service.


Serviced web hosting serviceManaged server service
Apache and PHP installed and maintained byLRZYou

SSL certificate issued and maintained by

LRZYou
HTTP logs byLRZYou
Support for Java, Ruby, Python etc.NoYes (installation and maintenance done by you)
FeesUsually free of charge

Fees apply

Serviced web hosting service vs. personal homepage service

If you need a website only for yourself, a website in the serviced web hosting service will probably be more than you need. For these cases, LRZ offers personal homepages where you can host a website with static pages (no PHP scripting possible).


Personal homepageServiced website
Domain name
<desired name>.userweb.mwn.dedomain name mostly free to choose (limitations by your organisation may apply)
PHP possible?
noyes
Storage space2 GB10 GB (more storage space available if needed)
Type of accountpersonal LRZ accountfunctional account
Backupdaily, no direct access possibledaily, direct access partly possible
Registration/deletionLRZ IDM portal (Identity management portal)

LRZ Servicedesk

FeesFree of charge

Free of charge (fees may apply if you'd like to get your own domain)

Detailed information on the LRZ web hosting service

The following articles can provide you with more in-depth information on various aspects of our web hosting service.

If you need more information on which service might fit your needs

In case of personal contact, we ask you to please describe your requirements as precisely as possible so that we can respond to your query swiftly and efficiently.

If you would like to request a website

Further aspects of our web hosting service

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