Personal Websites

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OIT offers personal websites for individuals on a URL. A basic installation of WordPress is installed on all sites, and users may leverage WordPress as their content management system. However, no support is provided by OIT for WordPress training or migration. Individuals may continue to use HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for their websites but no direct FTP access is provided, and files must be managed via the WordPress File Manager using a web browser. Personal Websites are for the purposes of sharing professional work, publications or related materials pertaining to the activities of Ohio University.

  • Note: OHIO's Research Division offers research websites for faculty that are current researchers through OpenScholar.


  • Each site has a unique URL for administration, with the following format:

  • For additional support, review the Personal Websites Setup Guide.

Who can access

  • Faculty and Staff

How to request access

Terms of use

  • Not to be used for official or departmental web sites

  • Not to be used for course materials or research websites (current researchers may use OpenScholar for research websites)

  • No OHIO logos or marks may be used on personal pages

  • No selling of goods or services

  • OHIO digital policies apply

  • OIT does not provide support or training for personal web pages

  • No FTP (file transfer protocol) or SFTP (secure file transfer protocol) access is possible. File management must be done through the web browser file manager provisioned with the site

  • This service is not intended for use as an archive of old websites or file storage. 


  • URL

  • Individuals may use HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for their websites but no direct FTP access is provided, and files must be managed via the WordPress File Manager using a web browser.

  • Supports WordPress CMS

  • Daily Data Backups

    • DreamHost makes no guarantee about keeping backups of data and recommends keeping your own off-DreamHost backups of all important data. OIT does not make or retain any backups of personal websites. 

    • Backups are taken once per day and replace the previous day's backup. Requests for restoring a backup must be made prior to the next backup or the old data will be overwritten.


Additional resources

Service support

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Ohio University strives to make its digital resources and services accessible to all visitors, including those with disabilities who may also be using assistive technology. If special steps are necessary in order to improve the accessibility of experiences for end-users, those steps must be taken. 
If you experience a barrier that affects your ability to access OHIO websites, videos, online forums, documents, or other information technology, please let us know
For further information about OHIO's digital accessibility resources, see:


The Ohio University Information Security Office strives to educate and empower the University community to appropriately manage risks and protect OHIO’s information and systems. This effort is facilitated through policies, standards, and information security risk management program, as well as other tools and guidance that are provided to the University community. This modern approach creates a safe computing environment in which the University community can teach, learn, and conduct research. 

For additional information about OHIO’s security resources, see:

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