ITS Chargeable Services

Premium Storage (JT2)

LJMU Staff can apply for a small file share to be set up on the premium service free of charge. An initial 1GB of disk space will be allocated at set up and can be incremented further as and when needed.

  • Externally Funded/Commercial Activity

If the file share is for the purpose of an externally funded project or for commercial activity, charges will apply. The charge is for a period of 4 years at the end of which you will be contacted and offered the option to renew.

  • Non LJMU Staff

Charges will apply. The charge is for a period of 4 years at the end of which you will be contacted and offered the option to renew.


 Initial set up cost   £30
 Disk space (5GB minimum)
 £30
 Total (for 4 years)    £60

Large Capacity Storage (LCS) - Coming soon

LJMU Staff, research groups, schools, departments and faculties can apply for up to 2TB of large capacity storage free of charge. Additional disk space can be purchased in units of ¼ TB (250 GB). The charge is for a period of 4 years at the end of which you will be contacted and offered the option to renew.

 ¼ TB   250GB   £110
 ½ TB
 500GB
 £220
 ¾ TB
 750GB
 £330
 1 TB
 1000GB
 £440


Please note:

This service will replace the shared drives on NAS and we will be co-ordinating the moves onto the new disks with the users. If your current share on NAS already exceeds 2TB no charges will apply for what you currently have, however, requests for additional disk space will incur charges.

Commerical Activity

If the file share is for commerical activity, charges will apply, there will be no free allocation of disk space. The charge is for a period of 4 years at the end of which you will be contacted and offered the option to renew.

Non LJMU Staff

Charges will apply, there will be no free allocation of disk space. The charge is for a period of 4 years at the end of which you will be contacted and offered the option to renew.


Standard Storage (NAS1)

LJMU Staff and Researchers can apply for large capacity storage on the standard service free of charge depending on your requirement and the available disk space at the time of request.

  • Commercial Activity

If the file share is for commercial activity, charges will apply. The charge is for a period of 4 years at the end of which you will be contacted and offered the option to renew.

  • Non LJMU Staff

Charges will apply. The charge is for a period of 4 years at the end of which you will be contacted and offered the option to renew.

 Initial set up cost 

 £30

 Disk space (5GB minimum)

 £5

 Total (for 4 years)  

 £35

Virtual Machines

For simplicity, three generic server models have been identified, the costs for which are once-off for a 4-year period and inclusive of operating system, monitoring and backup agent licenses:

Server Type  Processor & Memory Configuration
Production Environment
*Test/Development
 Small  Dual processor, up to 4GB memory
 £800
 £600
 Medium  Dual processor, up to 8GB memory
 £1100
 £825
 Large  Quad processor, up to 16GB memory
 £2000
 £1500

All servers come with 250GB of disk space.

Please note, there are NO backup or recovery services available for test servers. They must NOT be used in a production environment. In the event of a major failure, the hardware used in the Test environment may be reassigned to the Production environment meaning the test servers will become unavailable.


Web and Database Hosting

 Production Service Costs

Production SQL Database

£650 for a 5GB database for 4 years.

Production Web Site

£200 for a 5GB website for 4 years.

  • This includes a 2-year SSL certificate. (Please note you will be recharged for another two-year SSL certificate in year 3).

Production Combined Web Site and SQL database 

£800 for a 5GB web site and database for 4 years 

  • This includes a 2-year SSL certificate. (Please note you will be recharged for another two-year SSL certificate in year 3).

 Test Service costs

Please note that there are NO backup or recovery services available for test services. They must NOT be used in a production environment.

Test SQL Database

£170 for a 5GB database for 4 years.

Test Web Site

£100 for a 5GB website for 4 years.

  • This includes a 2-year SSL certificate. (Please note you will be recharged for another two-year SSL certificate in year 3)

Test Combined Web Site and SQL database

£230 for a 5GB web site and database for 4 years

  • This includes a 2-year SSL certificate. (Please note you will be recharged for another two-year SSL certificate in year 3).

SSL Certificates Charges

To renew the secure web site certificate there will be a charge of £36 for a 2-year period. This is a charge imposed by our supplier and not IT Services


Additional Disk Space Charges

  • Additional disk space on the Premium Server is charged at £6 per GB
  • Additional disk space on the Standard Server is charged at £1 per GB