This guide walks you through the process of setting up a Webserve account. This guide is short and simple, but you may view our detailed guide if you'd prefer.

Webserve Setup Process

Step 1 (required)  Create a group account

See KB document, At IU, how can my group or department request a computing account?
http://webmaster.iu.edu/kb/apply-group-account.phtml

Step 2 (required).  Create a Webserve account

Using your personal username and passphrase, login to the WebTech Services Management at https://www.indiana.edu/~accrec/owners/ 

Click List Your Accounts.

By the group account you just created, find the row that says Web Account and click Apply.

Fill out the form and click Submit.

The request can take up to 3 business days to process. You will get an email confirmation once it's created.

Step 3 (optional).  Create a Webtest account

Using your personal username and passphrase, login to the WebTech Services Management at https://www.indiana.edu/~accrec/owners/ 

Click List Your Accounts.

By the group account you just created find the row that says Webtest and click Apply

Fill out this form and click Submit

The request can take up to 3 business days to process. You will get an email once it is created.

Step 4 (optional).  Create a MySQL account

Using your personal username and passphrase, login to the WebTech Services Management at https://www.indiana.edu/~accrec/owners/ 

Click List Your Accounts.

By the group account you just created find the row that says MySQL and click Apply

Fill out this form and click Submit

The request can take up to 3 business days to process. You will get an email once it is created.

Step 5 (optional).  Create a streaming account

Using your personal username and passphrase, login to the Web Account Management System at https://www.indiana.edu/~accrec/owners/ 

Click List Your Accounts.

By the group account you just created find the row that says Streaming and click Apply

Fill out this form and click Submit

The request can take up to 3 business days to process. You will get an email once it is created.

Step 6 (optional). Setup a virtual host URL

A virtual host will turn your tilde (~) URL into a .indiana.edu URL. For example, www.indiana.edu/~account would become account.indiana.edu

Look over the policy document and construct your virtual host name. Then complete and submit the Virtual Host Name Request Form (requires IU login).

Step 7 (optional).  Setup a WCMS account

IU's WCMS allows you to manage content without having to know code. You can apply for an account at https://wcms.iu.edu/get-started/

Step 8 (optional).  Getting help

There are several resources at IU that can help you get your site up and running. If you are looking for a fee-for-service department to develop your web site, then HELPnet or IU Communications can assist you.

To further your training with web development, please see our tools and guides section.

IU has partnered with Lynda.com to bring you online video tutorials for free, see http://ittraining.iu.edu/lynda/ for more information.

If you have any questions, please contact IU Webmaster.