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Website Hosting

The Palaeontological Association provides a website hosting service on its servers for palaeontological resources,  societies, and associations that fall within our charitable aims.

How to Apply for Hosting

To apply for hosting space on the server run by The Palaeontological Association please complete the following online application form:

Application Form

Hosting Documentation

The following documents are availble regarding website hosting by The Palaeontological Assocaition:

Our Server

We are currently offering the following dedicated AWS cloud-based server for website hosting:

  • OS:

    Linux - CentOS 7.x
  • CPU: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2686 v4 @ 2.30GHz (4 core(s))
  • RAM : 16 GB
  • Storage space : 600 GB - can be resized on an ad-hoc bassis as need arises.
  • Control Panel : 

    Plesk  Oynx 17.x
  • Unlimited Bandwidth 
  • Dedicated IP Address

The server has the following software installed:

  • Apache Server, with:
    • PHP 5.6, 7, 7.1 (we regually update the latest stable version and are happy to discuss installation of other PHP version),
    • Secure FTP
    • SLL Support (free certificates can be setup via Let’s Encrypt service)
    • Note: SSH into the server is not permitted as standard.
  • DNS Server provided by AWS, but controlled by PLESK.
  • MySQL Database Server
  • Email Services (Dovecot/Postfix), with:
    • Webmail
    • POP3
    • IMAP
    • Forwarding
    • Mail Groups (on request)
  • Web Statistics
  • Git and Docker
  • and much more...