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  1. Webserve - Webserve is the standard Apache/PHP/MySQL web hosting environment at IU and you are encouraged to use it.  To help get you started, we've put together a Webserve Quick Start Guide.  In addition to Webserve, IU also offers Oncourse, Confluence, Mypage, and the Consolidated Hosting Environment (CHE).  The remainder of the offerings in this list are provided by the School of Informatics and Computing for use only by members of the SoIC.

  2. Pages - Pages is a web hosting platform provided by UITS for hosting professional, research, instructional, and academic content.  You will have a url of the form and this service provides a simple html hosting platform.

  3.  Wordpress - Wordpress is a popular content management systems for building web sites. It offers a wide range of features like blogs, themes, forums, customizable user roles, and web-based administration. This options is available for faculty, staff, graduate students, and research/project sites and is a good option for anyone wanting a full-featured content management system. This services is managed by the systems staff but users have full control over the content of their sites.

  4. HTML Hosting - You are provided with a directory into which you can publish your html. This lets you use any html web site creation package (such as KompoZer, Dreamweaver, or Expression Web) or you can write your own html code. This option does not provide any type of content management system so you will either have to use some other package to do this or you can do it manually. Access to the directory will be via ssh/scp/sftp and most publication packages support publication using this mechanism. This option supports static html hosting only so does not support PHP or CGI.
  5. CGI/PHP Hosting (Linux) - If you need PHP or general CGI support, then this option may meet your needs. This is similar to the HTML Hosting option but includes support for PHP as well as CGI using the programming language of your choice (perl, python, ruby, etc). While this option provides the most power and highest degree of customization, it is not recommended for anyone without experience working in a Linux environment. In addition to writing your own code, you can also use this option if you need support for 3rd-party PHP or CGI-based applications (such as mediawiki, gallery, geeklog, etc).  This options is available for faculty, staff, graduate students, and research/project sites.
  6. Group-owned Server - If you have your own server where you can run something like apache, you can host your own site, with faculty sponsorship. We can set up the DNS records for you and you can manage the site yourself. This can be done on a system that the SoIC staff is managing or a system you manage yourself.
  7. Hosted Server - If hosting your site using one of the above services is not practical, it is possible for us to set up a virtual machine that either we can manage for you or you can manage yourself, with faculty sponsorship. Bear in mind that this option typically takes significantly more staff resources than any of the above options, so we will have to negotiate a support model that doesn't put undue burden on the systems staff.