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Creating a Website: Where to Put It

Choosing an Appropriate Server for Your Website

In order to create a website at the University of Virginia, you must have an account on a machine that acts as a Web server.

Please note that all use of computers at the University of Virginia, including personal, departmental and organizational websites, is governed by University policies regarding appropriate use of University equipment. Information on design standards and branding for UVa sites is also available.


Faculty at the University of Virginia who want a website that will continue from year-to-year for one or more classes and/or research project(s) should consider obtaining a website on the server. More information ».


Staff at the University of Virginia who are creating Web pages for their department should put those pages on the server appropriate for their department. Some departments have their own servers that are used for this purpose. Ask your department if it provides this capability.

  • Health System departments should consider locating their pages on the server. Please contact: for assistance and visit their website for more information.
  • Other academic and administrative departments at the University of Virginia who do not have their own Web server can usually locate their pages on the server. Please email the University Webmaster for assistance.
  • Some departments may wish to lease space on which to store a website. Should your department want to hire someone to create your page or to work with you to use a database with your website, please contact ITS's Departmental Application Development group.

Independent Organizations

Some organizations at the University of Virginia are eligible to have their Web pages on the independent organizations server ( To request an account on the indorgs server, please visit the account request form.


Individuals within the University of Virginia community who want a personal Web page can use their Home Directory Service accounts to publish pages on the server.

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