Websites & Hosting:


Web Service Options:

Web services are available to students, staff, faculty, colleges, departments, and organizations affiliated with Colorado State University.

Colleges, departments and organizations: are set up with a special account for web services. ACNS provides the accounts, storage space and web services but does not provide end user support for authoring web pages.

  • Web Communications and Academic Computing and Networking Services (ACNS) partner to provide web hosting services for CSU colleges, departments and organizations. To begin the process, please complete the account request form and Web Communications will be in touch with you within one business day.

Students, Faculty, and Staff: May create a personal web site via Google Apps for CSU.


Web Hosting Services

To request a Web Server Account, please complete this form.


Advanced server-side scripting, robust database functionality

ACNS provides accounts for LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) web services for departments and colleges to build dynamic, database-driven web sites using LAMP technologies. For information related to web site development on UNIX LAMP contact the IT Help Desk.

UNIX Help Guides.

To request a Web Server Account, please complete this form.


Advanced server-side scripting, robust database functionality

ACNS provides accounts for Windows web services for departments and colleges to build dynamic, database-driven web sites using the Microsoft .NET Framework. More details are listed below. For information contact joe.volesky@colostate.edu at (970) 491-3752.

Background

The Windows-based dynamic Web servers are provided in a dual-server configuration: both a development and production system are available. The two servers are configured identically such that the production environment is duplicated in the development environment. These servers run the Microsoft Windows Server Operating System with Internet Information Services, and support only Microsoft .NET Framework technologies.

We require that departments develop and test all code on the development server before posting content to the production server. ACNS reserves the right to shut down a web site that is noticeably impacting the performance of the web server and other sites on that server until the problem can be resolved.

Database Support

ACNS offers database connectivity in conjunction with the Dynamic Web Servers via Microsoft SQL Server databases.

Getting started / miscellaneous information

  • Dynamic web services are available to colleges, departments, and organizations. If an interested department already has a CWIS account on one of the Unix systems, an account of the same name will be created on the dynamic web servers. If an interested department does not already have a CWIS account, one may be obtained by completing the Web Server Account Request form. For information contact Joe.Volesky@colostate.edu .
    Dynamic web services are not offered to students or for faculty/staff personal web sites.
  • Getting Started: ACNS will create an account, provide storage space, and help with the setup for database connectivity
  • Access to CWIS account content directories: on the servers is available via Windows Networking shared drives, or by FTP.
  • Virtual site hosting: is available on an as-needed basis. (Virtual Hosting means that while the name of our production server might be abc.colostate.edu, we could host a “virtual” web site named “yourdepartmentname.colostate.edu” if desired.)
  • Client authoring software: If needed, end users must purchase their own client authoring software (Dreamweaver, Microsoft Visual Studio, etc.). Additionally, end users must know how to create and manage their own databases and write the dynamic web code to interact with the database. Alternatively you can contact CSU’s Department of Web Communications which provides these services.
  • Fees/Quotas: At this time there is no charge for use of the Dynamic Web Servers. While we are not placing strict quotas on disk space, we will monitor disk usage and from time to time will make determinations about disproportionate disk usage and make suitable arrangements with the department involved.

Students, Faculty, and Staff: May create a personal web site via Google Apps for CSU.

ACNS provides hosting of virtual servers (VMs) via the campus cloud service.

Web Development:


Web Communications

  • Standards, Guidelines, Tools

Authentication:

Authorization:

InCommon Certificate Request

Accessibility

Securing Web Applications