Some Georgia Tech units may offer locally managed web servers for hosting locally managed websites and web applications – check with your unit's information technology support staff to see what is available to your unit. A stand-alone web server can be useful for larger web applications that need more resources than a shared hosting account (such as an OIT Web Hosting account) can offer. In virtually all cases, however, you would not need a stand-alone web server for any standard content management system like Drupal or WordPress. Please see our main Web Hosting Solutions page for suggestions on how to select the best hosting for your needs.
Finally, please do not try to set up your own web server if you do not have experience in properly configuring and managing such a server. An improperly configured web server can be very dangerous to both the sites it hosts and to other servers on the same network, as it could become a gateway for hackers to gain access to other neighboring servers. If you need a stand-alone web server for a particular project, consult with your unit's information technology support staff and let them set up the server or guide you through the process.