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Welcome to Torch!

Torch is the College of Communication & Information's web hosting platform for students.

Learn how to access Torch

What would you like to do?

Host a website

As a CCI student, you get free and easy access to host your class projects online through Torch!
HTML? CSS? JavaScript? PHP? It's all possible with Torch!
Plus, your URL is easy to remember. It's just

Ready to publish your site?
Upload your files

Connect to a database

Some courses at CCI require a database for learning, or you may need one for your project. Don't worry! Torch is a database server as well.
Use your MySQL database to complete in-class exercises or explore on your own.

Need a database?
Connect to MySQL

Expand your portfolio

Torch is more than just a web host. It can be your dev playground! Harness the power of git, MySQL, PHP, Python3, NPM, etc. to create a unique web application for your portfolio. Or, display an interactive resum‌é to impress employers.

Want a complete list of features?
Learn more

Torch Usage Policy

Torch is intended for students to complete and store coursework, participate in activities related to the College of Communication and Information, and build a working portfolio. Any other use of Torch must be explicitly approved. No illegal content is allowed, including copyrighted material, x-rated content, sensitive data about yourself or others, and commercial transactions or advertising. Any content not permitted or that generates excessive bandwidth are subject to immediate removal without notice. Torch and its users are required to follow University policies regarding appropriate use of IT resources [4-OP-H-5]. As a Torch user, you agree to only manipulate data in your home directory, not alter the server in any way, not access the server through approved protocols, and not post content that compromises the integrity of the server and its services offered. Failure to abide by these policies will cause your access to be revoked, content removed, and subject to the consequences as described in the FSU policy for use of IT resources.

Need help?

For help with assignments, please reach out to your instructor.

Need technical support? Contact the CCI HelpDesk at or call 850-644-8108.