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.



PHP 8.3 is now available and can be ordered for new sites or be activated for existing sites.


Maintenance of database servers
The database servers for the web hosting will undergo maintenance on Thursday, April 11, 2024 between 7:00 and 7:30 h (AM). During this time, individual database servers will be unavailable for about 10 minutes.
The following database servers are affected by the maintenance: mysql-web1.sql.lrz.de, mysql-web2.sql.lrz.de, mysql-web4.sql.lrz.de, mysql.lrz-muenchen.de and mysvext2.lrz-muenchen.de

If your site uses one of the database servers above, it may be disturbed during the maintenance for about 10 Minutes. The MySQL version is updated from MySQL 8.0.21-12 to 8.0.36-28.


Switching the default PHP version from PHP 8.0 to PHP 8.1

The software PHP 8.0 that we provide does not receive security updates any more. Therefore, we will switch the PHP version of all sites that still use PHP 8.0 to PHP 8.1.

Scheduled time: Tuesday, 5 December 2023, morning

What does this mean for you? Please check your web application for compatibility with PHP 8.1 and upgrade it if necessary. Otherwise, your website might not operate properly after 5 December 2023. If you program the application yourself, use the migration guide.

If your site is already running with PHP 8.1 or higher, this information does not apply to you.


The access servers (webdev02…) now have a central Composer installation – /usr/local/bin/composer. We usually update it a few days after a release. If you need a certain / older version, you can still install it in your server directory.


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.

Available PHP versions: 8.1 (default), 8.2, 8.3

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

Alternatives to the standard hosting described here are the Managed server service and the Personal homepage service. Our comparison might help deciding. We have a page with further information on the components of LRZ serviced web hosting service.

Contact us via the LRZ Servicedesk if

  • you have further questions that are not covered by our documentation as of yet, or
  • 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

We collected information for several topics under the page Working with the website.

If you look for information for working with your website

Among the first steps is the access to the webspace for creating your website content.

If you need 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.