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.
Commercial Web Hosting
There are dozens if not hundreds of commercial web hosting solutions available outside of Georgia Tech, but use of them for Georgia Tech related websites is not recommended for a number of reasons:
There are a number of options available to you for hosting a website at Georgia Tech, but the first question to ask yourself is whether you need an internal or public website:
An internal website is only available to a subset of the Georgia Tech population (or, at best, most anyone who has a Georgia Tech affiliation). These sites are well suited for sensitive information that shouldn't ever be shared publicly.
Several options are available for creating an internal website:
At Georgia Tech, WordPress is officially supported through the Professional Web Presence (PWP). Such use-cases include faculty, research group, research lab, organizational, and personal websites. These websites would act as brochure-ware websites.
Besides the PWP specific resources listed below, we also have a section of general WordPress resources in this knowledge base.