White Box Hosting

White box hosting refers to people or departments hosting their own Web site on their own computer hardware somewhere in their office, dorm room or workspace. UAA strongly discourages this type of hosting. White boxing is expensive, error prone, time consuming,  and incurs additional risks that are mitigated in our enterprise web solutions. Talk to IT Services about your options before you set up a computer. The CMS and UAA web hosting should meet most of your needs. If you have a business-critical need that does not fit within the CMS or web hosting, ITS can help you with custom turnkey solutions such as  virtual servers.

White box hosting is inappropriate for any pages viewed by the public or more than five  people total. White box hosting is appropriate for development servers or product trials.

If you have a white box server and would like to understand the risks, call IT Services to discuss strategies.