University of Vermont

Silk Web Hosting Service

What is silk?

Silk provides a general web hosting service for UVM affiliates. Web frameworks in a number of popular programming languages are supported, so you can develop and publish web applications however you like. This makes it a flexible platform useful for everything from dabbling with learning a new language to publishing important departmental applications.

If you would like a silk account, please contact Systems Architecture & Administration.

Development choice

Create command-line or web applications in your choice of frameworks for Go, Node.js, Perl, PHP, Python, R, or Ruby.

Your own hostname

Each silk site has its own hostname under Many users have more than one, separating different projects or development from production.

Use it with WebDB

Make your site dynamic by connecting with your WebDB MySQL databases.