Hosting Solutions

UFIT sponsors a number of hosting services that are designed to help UF organizations meet their computing needs without losing focus on their core missions. All of these services leverage UFIT's private cloud to make enterprise-class computing, storage, and/or application environments available to UF colleges, departments, and other official entities for purposes of conducting official UF business.









Infrastructure Hosting

Virtual Machine Hosting

Unit Monthly Unit Price Provides Use Case
VM Memory Unit $8 2G / unit Every VM needs at least 1 unit
Gold VM Disk Unit $15
  • 80GB
  • Fastest: 40 IOPS
  • Best base system disk
  • High I/O requirements, like databases
Silver VM Disk Unit $20
  • 250GB
  • Faster: 10 IOPS
  • OK for most system disks
  • Best value
  • Larger storage needs w/ avg I/O
Bronze VM Disk Unit $15
  • 250GB
  • Fast: 6.6 IOPS
  • OK for systems w/ low I/O
  • Best price per Gig




File Server Hosting

Unit Monthly Unit Price Provides Use Case
Basic $3
  • 1TB
  • Slow: ~5 IOPS/TB
  • Limited functionality, SMB only
  • No high availability or replication
Best for large archive datasets that are very infrequently accessed
Capacity $10
  • 1TB
  • Moderate: ~15 IOPS/TB
  • Moderate functionality
  • Local replication available
Best for large datasets that are infrequently accessed
Performance $10
  • 250GB
  • Performant: ~100 IOPS/TB
  • Moderate functionality
  • Offsite replication available
Best for datasets that are frequently accessed



Managed Web and Database Hosting

Managed Linux Platform Hosting

Unit Monthly Unit Price Provides
Apache Web Hosting $5
  • 20G storage for on website's document root
  • Secure CGI environment with:
    • PHP
    • Python
    • Perl
  • Shell access to interactive node
  • Accessible via SSH, SCP, SFTP
  • Job scheduling w/ cron
  • Highly-available, load-balanced active/active web servers
  • Nightly backups with offsite storage
  • Optional: Managed SSL cert w/ dedicated IP
  • Optional: Shibboleth Service Provider configuration
  • Optional: PHP FastCGI for high-traffic websites
  • Apache version contingent upon latest RHEL 5 package
MySQL Database Hosting $10
  • 20G storage from for one names database in shared instance
  • Administrative user with full control of database
  • Additional users as needed
  • Log-based replication to standby DB
  • Nightly backups with offsite storage
  • MySQL version contingent upon latest RHEL 5 package


Managed Windows Platform Hosting

Unit Monthly Unit Price Provides
IIS Web Hosting $5
  • 20G storage for one website's document root
  • Secure CGI environment including:
    • ASP
    • PHP
    • .NET 4.0
  • Highly-available, load-balanced active/active web servers
  • Nightly backups with offsite storage
  • Optional: Managed SSL cert w/ dedicated IP
  • Optional: Shibboleth Service Provider configuration
  • IIS version 7.5 on Windows Server Enterprise
MS SQL Database Hosting $25
  • 20G disk storage
  • 512M RAM for dedicated DB instance
  • MS SQL high-availability clustering
  • Nightly backups with offsite storage
  • MS SQL Enterprise 2012 running on Windows Server Enterprise