WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and content management system (CMS) powered by PHP and MySQL. It features a publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability, including a plug-in architecture and a template system.
ITSS is offering a common good virtual server service that provides the WordPress application to campus departments and business units. The virtual servers are maintained and managed by ITSS systems administrators, which includes maintaining and managing the infrastructure, operating system, storage, backups, security, and patching.
This service offering is suggested for campus departments and groups with simple WordPress needs that are self-supported by the customer; however, the customer may contract for assistance from ITSS staff on a charge back basis for time. Customers in campus departments and business units retain the responsibility for the application administration and customer support for their users. This service is generally appropriate for projects that have no restricted, private, credit card, or HIPPA data, modest storage requirements, and no complex design issues.
The managed service will reduce the burden of server administration work for users and provide control within a supported technical environment. There is no charge to the customer using this service as ITSS costs are kept low by using automated processes and sharing the infrastructure with other WordPress instances.
For more information about this managed service please review ITSS Managed WordPress Service.