Service Summary

Web hosting allows for publishing websites. Mason offers free, secure, and reliable web hosting to individuals, departments, and organizations within the Mason community.

Service Offerings

Distinct servers are available based on the requester, site purpose, and the tools and software required for design, file upload, etc. For a complete list of servers, visit Mason Servers Overview.

mason.gmu.edu

All registered students, faculty, staff, and authorized guests are eligible for mason.gmu.edu server accounts. The server hosts various applications, programming languages, and tools. Additionally, Mason account holders can host and manage personal websites, as well as manage departmental, school, center, and organizational websites. Mason provides 20 MB for personal web space on mason.gmu.edu.

> Personal webspace is available with a NetID and is located at mason.gmu.edu/~NetID.

Web Hosting

Web hosting is available to any George Mason University faculty, staff, student, student organization, college, department, and other university units. Student organizations that are officially recognized by the Office of Student Involvement can request a directory on the www.gmu.edu server.

WordPress Course Blogs

Course Blogs is powered by WordPress, a web-publishing platform that enables site builders to set up a web presence quickly and easily. It provides a set of standard templates and plugins with which to customize your site.

Instructors seeking to add a collaborative element to their course material might create a group blog on WordPress, but manage grading and other sensitive information within Blackboard. Course Blog sites are available for faculty to use for academic courses and are intended to use for active courses, not as a host for personal or departmental sites, organizations, or as an archive for materials.

WordPress Websites

The Enterprise Applications Support & Development (EASD) team builds and maintains WordPress websites for various Mason offices. EASD also provides user training to WordPress website owners.