Gwiddle to relaunch providing free website hosting for UK students
Posted on 29th September 2023 at 19:00
North Yorkshire's leading digital inclusion charitable organisation is delighted to announce it's first national project by relaunching Gwiddle, providing free hosting for students.
The Keeping Digital Foundation is proud to be relaunching Gwiddle, providing free website hosting for UK students! Gwiddle is a new service operated by the Keeping Digital Foundation, a UK-based charitable organisation aiming to improve access to digital technology and also support young people in Computer Science education. To allow more students to get involved and try coding, we're providing free website hosting so students can test code and build exciting projects, with the aim to inspire the next generation.
Gwiddle Host was a previous service provided by the now defunct Gwiddle Foundation. By relaunching the name and service, the Keeping Digital Foundation aim to support young people into Computer Science, whilst also working to improve HTML educational resources. By providing free web hosting for UK students, students can have a play with code and build exciting projects that are hosted through Keeping Digital's monitored servers.
The Keeping Digital Foundation are already working on the infrastructure, which will see improvements compared to earlier versions of Gwiddle, and the new Gwiddle website is being developed with the official launch date of Monday 2nd October 2023.
Students from registered UK education institutions can then apply for an account and verify their eligibilty whilst hosting on Gwiddle. Gwiddle will implement numerous safeguarding practises to monitor and review what is hosted on the servers.
Educators are also encouraged to get involved with Gwiddle working with teachers to provide free web hosting in the classrooms.
Gwiddle will also allow people to purchase and host their own domains. All profits from the purchase of domains will be used to fund Gwiddle education programmes and the costs of running the free student hosting servers.
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