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.
Switching the default PHP version from PHP 7.4 to PHP 8.0
The software PHP 7.4 that we provide does not receive security updates any more. Therefore, we will switch the PHP version of all sites that still use PHP 7.4 to PHP 8.0.
Scheduled time: Tuesday, 6 December 2022, morning
What does this mean for you? Please check your web application for compatibility with PHP 8.0 and upgrade it if necessary. Otherwise, your website might not operate properly after 6 December 2022. If you program the application yourself, use the migration guide.
If your site is already running with PHP 8.0 or higher, this information does not apply to you.
Update of the operating system on the web server machines
We will update the operating system from Debian 10 to Debian 11 on the web server machines of the following web server pools.
Limitations for e-mails sent by web sites
An explanation of reasons, implementation and how a suitable sender address can raise the limit from 50 to 250 mails per 24 hours can be found on the new page in our documentation.
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.
|Please use the LRZ Servicedesk to request a new website. Please use the authenticated submit variant Selfservice (not |
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.
|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|
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".
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 service||Managed server service|
|Apache and PHP installed and maintained by||LRZ||You|
SSL certificate issued and maintained by
|HTTP logs by||LRZ||You|
|Support for Java, Ruby, Python etc.||No||Yes (installation and maintenance done by you)|
|Fees||Usually free of charge|
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 homepage||Serviced website|
|Domain name||<desired name>.userweb.mwn.de||domain name mostly free to choose (limitations by your organisation may apply)|
|Storage space||2 GB||10 GB (more storage space available if needed)|
|Type of account||personal LRZ account||functional account|
|Backup||daily, no direct access possible||daily, direct access partly possible|
|Registration/deletion||LRZ IDM portal (Identity management portal)|
|Fees||Free 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
- Components of LRZ serviced web hosting service
- Technical specifications of your website and the system environment
- Managed server service
- Personal homepage service
- Special offers for institutions
- Comparisons (see above)
Serviced web hosting service vs. Managed server service
Serviced web hosting service vs. Personal homepage service
- Contact us via the LRZ Servicedesk if:
- You have further questions that are not covered by our documentation as of yet.
- You would like to check in with us whether the web application you plan on using will likely run without issue in our serviced web hosting service.
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
- How to request, relocate, or remove a website.
Step-by-step instructions for all major actions in the lifecycle of a website.
- Prerequisites for your new website:
- Important informationen for your first steps:
- Access options for creating your website content
- How to contact the LRZ web hosting team.
Please bear in mind that we are a small team and can only devote a limited amount of time to customer support due to many other obligations. We especially cannot install and/or maintain your application for you. Thank you for your understanding.