Personal Web Page Hosting

SPECIAL NOTE: The old "People2" personal web hosting service will retire on September 30, 2017. If you are an employee with a site on that old service and would like to keep your site, you must move it to the new service (described below) by September 15th, 2017. To ensure adequate time to get your content moved to the new service, you must contact the IT Service Desk to request an account by Sept. 1, 2017.



  • Allows employees to create a personal website with an domain for the purposes of sharing professional work, research, course materials, publications or related materials pertaining to the activities of Ohio University. 


  • Up to 2GB of storage
  • Secure file transfer
  • as part your personal url (i.e.
  • Supports HTML, CSS, and Javascript

Best Uses

  • Faculty research pages
  • Portfolios
  • Course websites


  • Temporary or permanent faculty and staff - OHIO ID required

Terms of use

  • Not to be used for official or departmental web sites
  • No OHIO logos or marks may be used on personal pages
  • No selling of goods or services
  • OHIO digital policies apply
  • OIT does not provide support or training for personal web pages
  • OIT does not provide backups of personal websites. Customers are responsible for maintaining their own backups.

How to request

  • Contact the IT Service Desk at 740-593-1222 or You will need to provide the following information:
    • Your OHIO ID
    • Type of request: Personal Website
    • Your preferred FTP client (choose one):
      • Filezilla (Mac and Windows),
      • CoreFTP (Windows)
      • Cyberduck (Mac)