This page describes the web hosting options provided by the School of Informatics and Computing. This includes provisions for personal homepages as well as project, course, and research group pages. You can create your own homepage using several of the web hosting options described below using the Homepage Management Page. Please contact the systems staff if you need help setting up any of these options. In your request, please include the naming convention and hosting option (see below) that you prefer.
The normal naming conventions/URLs are as follows:
Personal Homepages - See the Homepage Management Pageto set up your homepage.
Project/Research Homepages (With SoIC Faculty Sponsorship)
The IU Oncourse Systemprovides homepage support for all IU classes. Oncourse is easy to use and provides features like blogs, chat rooms, email lists, grade management, and more. However, we also provide support for course homepages for instructors to use instead of, or in addition to, Oncourse. Course homepages hosted on the SoIC servers use urls of the form:
For example, for INFO I100 taught in the Fall 2011 semester by an instructor with username janedoe, the url would be
For more information about course homepages and ways you can upload supplemental information about your courses to the SoIC web site please see How do I upload information about classes I'm teaching?.
Multi-Unit Project/Research Homepages (With SoIC Faculty Sponsorship and IU Approval)
Please note that sites within the indiana.edu domain (as opposed to the soic.indiana.edu domain) are reserved for projects that span multiple schools, departments, or organizations on the Bloomington campus. A project that exists completely within the SoIC will normally be created within the soic.indiana.edu domain. To request a domain within indiana.edu, the sponsoring faculty member must write a short justification describing the inter-unit nature of the project.
Multi-Campus Project/Research Homepages (With SoIC Faculty Sponsorship and IU Approval)
Please note that sites within the iu.edu domain (as opposed to the soic.indiana.edu domain) are reserved for projects that span multiple IU campuses. A project that exists completely within the SoIC will normally be created within the soic.indiana.edu domain and projects that span multiple units on the Bloomington campus will normally be created within the indiana.edu domain. To request a domain within iu.edu, the sponsoring faculty member must write a short justification describing the inter-campus nature of the project.
You can use any of the hosting options described below with these URL naming conventions.
Note that soic.indiana.edu is the new domain for the school and is preferred over the legacy cs.indiana.edu and informatics.indiana.edu domains.
A number of hosting options are available within the school, each with its own advantages. You can create your own homepage using several of the web hosting options described below using the Homepage Management Page. Please contact the systems staff if you want to set things up for a group or project page.
In addition to these school-provided options, there are other central IU campus-wide options including Oncourse, Confluence, Mypage, Webserve, and Virtual Machine Hosting.