UQ Standard websites built on Drupal are hosted for free on UQ servers.

If you request a custom website or application, you may have to pay for web hosting.

Web hosting

Before you request a new custom website or application, submit an IT request to discuss your requirements and hosting options.

External web hosting

You need approval from ITS before you enter into an agreement with an external web hosting service.

Submit an IT request to request approval and include the:

  • purpose of your application
  • lifespan of the application
  • source of your funding and resources for ongoing support
  • expected timeline for launching your application
  • estimated budget.

Make sure you budget for the lifespan of the website or application. ITS can't provide technical support for externally hosted websites or applications.

Domain names

Subdomains of uq.edu.au can be used in line with section 5 of the UQ Digital Presence Procedures [6.20.05].

If you're an affiliate organisation, you may need to register a domain such as .com or .org. Submit an IT request to discuss your requirements. There may be fees for domain registration.