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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, Departments, and Organizations

For a robust, secure web presence over the long term, ITS recommends contracting for a supported hosting solution. More information is available on our ITS Hosting site.

For those requiring a professionally-built, turnkey web presence, ITS Custom Applications and Consulting Services group delivers end-to-end website solutions, including database components and Drupal content management.

Microsoft/.NET Web Hosting

As a Common Good service, ITS offers hosted Microsoft web accounts on the server. The service includes a shell website in an ITS-provided environment, with support for .Net web applications.

Accounts on Avillage are available to UVa faculty and staff, as well as a student with approval from a faculty advisor. Learn more »

Legacy ITS UNIX/Linux Web Hosting

Several free hosting options are still available from ITS. Please note that these are part of a legacy service. Because these options are only available on obsolescent platforms that are not upgradeable, ITS does not recommend them for applications requiring strong reliability, security, and configurability.


UVa Faculty are eligible to set up accounts on the server, for one or more classes and/or research project(s). Sites on the faculty site can be retained year-to-year. Find out more ».

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 from the University of Virginia community who want personal websites can use their Home Directory Service accounts to publish pages on the server.

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