Hosting WordPress Sites To WPaaS
The main purpose of the Hosting Service is to provide a secure environment for VT departments to maintain a web presence. It is our responsibility to keep our servers secure, patched, and up to date with the most recent software.
The VT Hosting Service will be going through some changes over the next year. The first step in this process will be moving all WordPress sites to our new WordPress as a Service environment (WPaaS). This new WPaaS area will be a hosted WordPress install that we maintain and keep patched, secured, and up to date. Users will still maintain their site content, and have access through the WP admin console. We are currently in the beta stages of this and are working with transitioning over some test sites to work out any issues. Once we feel comfortable with a smooth process, we will contact WordPress site admins and schedule a date to get their site transitioned over.
If you would like to go ahead and get in on this process, please put in a ticket at https://webapps.es.vt.edu/support/ and I'll put you on the list. We will work with you to get everything exported and imported into the new environment.
Please join our google group for Web Hosting Announcements at https://groups.google.com/a/vt.edu/d/forum/hosting-announcements-g. We will use this page to keep you informed about maintenance, upgrades, and general information about our service.
Please put in a ticket using the Support Web App if you have any questions, or problems.
The Web Hosting Team