New MIT Drupal Cloud service enables easy website creation

October 10, 2013

The AdminConnect website was built using MIT?s new Drupal Cloud Service. Read about this fabulous new service that enables members of the MIT community to create and manage websites in a self-service model that reduces design and development time by providing templates that allow for customization.

New MIT Drupal Cloud Service launched

Allows users to build and update multi-functional, feature-rich websites
Robyn Fizz, Information Services & Technology

Information Services and Technology (IS&T) has officially released the MIT Drupal Cloud Service. Whether you want to start a blog, promote a group, provide information about your department, lab, or center (DLC), or share insights about your research, you can now easily create and manage your own website.

In a nutshell, this service lets you build and update a multi-functional, feature-rich MIT website. It provides:

  • A content management system customized for MIT's needs.
    You can opt for a simple, template-based website or take advantage of built-in tools to change fonts, colors and other design elements. If you're an advanced user, you can customize your site extensively.
  • A website hosting service.
    IS&T keeps the Drupal Cloud up to date with security patches and popular software modules, so that you can focus on content.

The MIT Drupal Cloud Service is based on Drupal, an innovative open-source content management platform that powers websites around the world. Drupal is a gigantic toolbox full of widgets and modules, with a fairly steep learning curve. The MIT Drupal Cloud service provides a simpler interface and workflow that meets the needs of beginners, but also allows for extensive customization.

Read the complete Drupal Cloud article on the MIT News site.