Web Hosting Option Comparisons

Comparison of Web Hosting Options
  Audience Application Types of Sites Skill Level Needed GT Account
Integration
(SSO)
Primary Features Known Limitations
Microsoft Teams Internal Microsoft Office 365 Intranet Basic Yes Wikis, forms, file repositories, basic pages
  • Advanced feature implementation can be cumbersome
  • Can only use provided tools
Canvas Project Sites Internal Canvas Academic Intranet Basic Yes Most Canvas features found in course sites
  • Can't build traditional web pages
  • Not intended for non-academic purposes
Github Pages Internal Github Small, static websites Advanced Required? Can create static, basic websites
  • Requires knowledge of Ruby and Jekyll
Engage@Georgia Tech Both Campus Labs Engage Student Org websites Basic Yes Information sharing, Membership Rosters, etc.
  • Can't build traditional web pages
  • Student organizations only
Professional Web Presence External WordPress
  • Faculty Professional
  • Research Project
  • Small Units
Basic to Intermediate Yes Can create general webpages to make a traditional website
  • Can't install new plugins or themes
OIT Web Hosting + Drupal 7 External Drupal Medium to Large Unit websites Intermediate to Advanced Optional (with
CAS module)
  • Can create general webpages to make a traditional website
  • Can integrate with Mercury News and Events
  • Requires oversight of security patches and upgrades (can be managed through Installatron)
    • Customization of sites requires more advanced skills than with WordPress