An introductory video on using the Hosting Portal is available in the Hosting Overview page.

This section covers features available only to users who have PICS hosted on Pellcomp’s servers.

Using our hosting servers differs from using a locally installed version of PICS in various ways, including the following:

  • You will access PICS through our Hosting Portal rather than opening it from your desktop. We have two separate Hosting Environments for Skills and DWP programmes respectively.
  • As well as your PICS User Account, you will need Hosting Accounts for your users to log in to the hosting portal. You will need to set up these accounts with Multi-Factor Authentication.
  • Any files you upload or download will go through the File Drop section of the hosting portal, rather than directly through local storage.
  • Software updates and backups will be done for you rather than manually.

Getting Started