UCI Campus Organizations Internet Services

Why COWS?

Section 1

Why Have a COWS (CO Web Services) Account?

Although there are many great options available to student organizations, there are some good reasons why having a University-managed COWS account may be better:

  1. COSTS
    • All CO Web Services are free to registered campus organizations, without hidden fees and costs
    • We offer free webspace (clubs.uci.edu) and WordPress support, MySQL databases, mailing lists, & UCI-affiliated email with G-Suite services (ex. clubname@uci.edu)
    • Our services come with no additional 'bandwidth' fees
  2. CONTINUITY
    • University-resettable ownership (other users cannot "lock" you out)
    • Accounts will not be attached to individual owners (students or staff who may leave), but to a group ID
  3. SUPPORT
    • University support, through email & in-person
    • Clubs without web developers can quickly get started on building thier websites with WordPress