It will be moving day soon. Not for me, but for students wanting to take their accomplishments forward.
Since January, I’ve been teaching a course in Web Architecture. In practice this has left students with a number of websites, in various states of completion/construction/disrepair and so on. Most will have a customized WordPress install, and a Drupal 7 system.
For the time being, the course is hosted mostly on my little in-house server. By the end of the calendar year, students will have to move off this server.
But where to go?
There are generally three possibilities: host it yourself, pay for hosting, or take it down.
Host it yourself works only IF (big IF) you have: 1) requisite knowledge to install and configure a web hosting environment; 2) a computer to do this on; and 3) appropriate rights for hosting from your service provider. While my class teaches the first component, the others are beyond my control.
I think most will opt for paid hosting; or take it down. It’s too bad the college doesn’t provide hosting support for student projects.