Web Services offers web space, access to that space, database access, access to blogging platforms and the ability to use server-side scripts like PHP or Perl. These services are available to all campus-based entities that have been granted exemptions from their typical web hosting channels. All web hosting services are free and are subject to the university's web-related policies.
Official University Entities
The web presence for most areas of Stetson University's colleges, schools, departments, centers, administrative offices, and anything or anyone purporting to represent Stetson University, must be housed within the university's main website (stetson.edu), where they'll be managed through the university's official content management system, WebGarage. See our website content management webpage for more information on how to obtain an officially branded website.
Web hosting is only available to official university entities as a service if it's found that an entity requires additional capabilities beyond the format or capabilities of our officially branded websites. Web hosting for official university entities are granted on a case-by-case basis by Web Services - also known as a website exemption.
For official university entities seeking a website exception for web hosting, use the Web Services Request form to explain why an exemption is needed. Once we receive your request, we'll evaluate it and contact you.
Engage is the university's official web portal for student organizations; all student organizations are required to use it, per section nine of the Guidelines and Policies for Registered Student Organizations, which also broadly defines the capabilities of the Engage platform.
Web hosting is only available to student organizations as a service if it's found that an organization requires additional capabilities beyond the format or capabilities of Engage. Web hosting for student organizations are granted on a case-by-case basis by the Office of Student Development and Campus Vibrancy - also known as a website exemption.
If you feel that Engage is inadequate for your organization's needs, please make an appointment with a member of the staff at the Office of Student Development and Campus Vibrancy to review the capabilities of the Engage platform, evaluate requesting a web hosting exemption and discuss your organization's web presence if an exemption is granted.
Web Services provides only the following technical support for web hosting services:
- Initial setup and configuration of web hosting space
- Initial setup and configuration of WordPress (if applicable)
- Recovery of lost account credentials