Recommendations for personal websites.
Account registration for people.vcu.edu has been disabled. Existing people.vcu.edu sites will continue to be reachable and alterable until June 2024. In December of 2024, the service will be decommissioned entirely.
With the abundance of hosting options available today, it is no longer prudent to depend on employer-hosted personal websites.
If you are using people.vcu.edu as a host for official VCU content, please contact Technology Services for supported alternatives.
People.vcu.edu served as a fantastic educational tool for introducing students, staff, and faculty to a burgeoning technology that would go on to reshape the way we all communicate. We recommend pursuing that same spirit of innovation and education while exploring new hosting options for your personal website.
Below are alternatives to people.vcu.edu.
GitHub Pages: GitHub Pages is a free hosting service offered by GitHub. It allows you to host static websites directly from a GitHub repository. It's easy to set up and doesn't display any ads on your site.
- Netlify: Netlify is a popular hosting platform that specializes in static site hosting. It offers a user-friendly interface, automated deployment, and supports custom domains. Netlify has a free tier that doesn't include ads.
- Vercel: Vercel is another hosting platform specifically designed for static websites and serverless functions. It provides an intuitive interface, easy deployment workflows, and supports custom domains. Vercel's free plan does not display ads.
- Surge: Surge is a simple and straightforward hosting platform for static websites. It allows you to quickly deploy your files using a command-line interface. Surge does not include ads in its hosting service.
These hosting options should provide you with reliable and ad-free solutions for your website hosting needs. However, it's always a good idea to review the terms and conditions of each provider to ensure they align with your requirements.