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Once you have the group account, just go to the Webtech Site, click the Manage your Sitehost account link, click Account details for the group account you are using, and then click Request Sitehost Account.  You will receive an email once the account is ready for use.

Step 3: Request MySQL Database Access

If you need a MySQL database for your site, you can also request that via the Webtech Site.  Just click Manage your Sitehost account link, click Account details for the group account you are using, and then click Request MySQL Account.

Step 4: Add or Remove Access For Others

If there are other uses who will need access to manage or edit the site, you can grant them permissions via the Webtech Site.  Just click Manage your Sitehost account link, click Account details for the group account you are using, and then click Manage Access.  From there, you can add IU users as a proxy (full site permissions), developer (edit permissions), or contact (notification only).  You can also remove permissions from this same page.

Step 5: Publish Content to Sitehost

There are a number of ways you can publish content to the site and you should see the Sitehost documentation for all the details.  However, here is a summary of a few common access methods:

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As noted, you should see the UITS Sitehost documentation for further information.  If you happen to need to do unattended uploads directly to the site (eg. via some content management system other than the IU WCMS system) then you will need to contact the Sitehost admins if using the Groups VPN is not possible and they may be able to set up an exception for you.

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6: Select a URL

By default, you will get a url of the form https://group-name.sitehost.iu.edu/ (where group-name is your group account username).  If you want a to set up a virtual host and use a URL of the form http://something.luddyindiana.edu/ (where you provide the something), you can request that via the Webtech Site.  Just click Manage your Sitehost account link, click Account details for the group account you are using, click View Virtual Hosts, and then click Request a new virtual host.  Once the request is submitted, expect it to take several days before the new virtual host is active.

Step 5: MySQL Database Access

If you need a MySQL database for your site, you can also request that via the Webtech Site.  Just click Manage your Sitehost account link, click Account details for the group account you are using, and then click Request MySQL Account.

Step 6: Add or Remove Access For Others

If there are other uses who will need access to manage or edit the site, you can grant them permissions via the Webtech Site.  Just click Manage your Sitehost account link, click Account details for the group account you are using, and then click Manage Access.  From there, you can add IU users as a proxy (full site permissions), developer (edit permissions), or contact (notification only).  You can also remove permissions from this same page.

Site Removal

If you have a Sitehost site that is no longer needed, then you should do the following:

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