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Web Services

Web Hosting Service

Not all college related groups, special programs or faculty/staff users are represented on the main CCNY website, which uses a cloud based Content Management System (CMS). A college related group, special program or faculty/staff website may also have a specific message that can not be conveyed in the CMS template. These college related groups, special programs or faculty/staff users may request a web hosting account for individual sites not hosted in the CMS.

The Web Hosting Service at CCNY is an OIT managed Windows (VM) based system using the Plesk Hosting platform. Browser based Plesk gives users access to a 'Dashboard' with features, tools and 'in house' applications that allow administrators to manage domain resources from anywhere.

Users with accounts in the Web Hosting Service are assigned their requested domain after an availibility check. The assigned faculty/staff member is the domain administrator and is responsible for the contents, updates of installed applications, and any other assigned site administrators of their domain.

Domain Site Admins have access to site Apps (most recommended and popular Apps: Wordpress, Drupal, joomla) that install from within the platform.
Users have the ability to create databases in MySQL and FTP is available for uploading site content.At this time, resources are not availible for creating email service for individual domains. SMTP is not available to users.

We recommend that users request a Service Email account ( from the Service Desk.

OIT supports the server-side of the Web Hosting Service and will be available to consult with the individual users if there is a server-side issue. Find the 'How to' and help on  Web Hosting Basics on Plesk.

  • If you would like to create a hosting account or need assistance for establishing a new web site outside of the CMS (ie. Any URL NOT starting with "" or new non-CMS address), please see contacts below.
  • For additional information go to: Web Hosting Information.



Web Hosting Service

North Academic Center (NAC)
Room NA 4/213
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY  10031
Web Hosting Service
p: 212.650.7o83
Service Desk 
p: 212.650.7878