Altera Web Hosting Service is available to all UQ Organisational Units, for hosting their website.

This service allows you the added advantage of publishing web pages in Dynamic HTML, PHP as well as using a database. Your web site is published on a "virtual" web server hosted by UQconnect. This allows your web site to have a Domain Name (e.g., or and for you to administer your own file directories without involvement from ITS Client Services. By using a virtual web server, you enjoy the freedom of using your own web server, without having to manage the hardware aspects of running a server. Your web site can be viewed even when your own computer is not connected to the Internet.


  • Ability to use your own domain name e.g.
  • Virtual Unix based Web Server - This means you can administer your own file directories and manage your own logs, statistical analysis, and passwords, without having to manage the hardware aspects of running a server
  • 200MB of Web Space [Additional Web Space may be purchased]
  • Email address
  • Dynamic HTML, PHP
  • MySQL Database (up to 5MB) - if additional work is required on the database, we will advise you. We can provide these services at an additional charge of $75 per hour
  • Mail form CGI - this allows you to set up forms for visitors to complete and submit to you
  • Counter CGI - this allows you to keep track of how many visitors you receive
  • Forwarding of mail sent to client's domain to a nominated e-mail address - this allows clients to receive e-mail at their own domain without requiring their own mail server
  • Webalizer - Detailed web server log file analysis. Information includes stats broken into hourly, daily and monthly, with number of hits, top 30 URLs, top 30 referrers and more. Requires your own domain name.
  • Unlimited transmitted traffic - this means that it doesn't cost you anything when people access your web site
  • Professional Help Desk available by phone, email or online


$50.00 Set-up Fee +$16.00 per month or part thereof

How to apply for this service

To apply for a new service or request changes to your existing service

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General information

All pricing quoted is exclusive of GST.

For information on obtaining web hosting services, please contact the ITS Service Desk (336 56000 or

For information on obtaining web hosting services via a Service Level Agreement [SLA], please contact the Service Management Office.