Web hosting - Students

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University Systems offers a student web hosting service that allows individual homepages for students on studentweb.uvic.ca. This service can be used to create web pages, where you can add and maintain content, as well as set permissions. All computing usage at UVic, including individual web spaces, are subject to UVic policies including IM7200 and IM7800. Review the Terms of Service for further details.

  • Service expiry and renewal: Your website will be active for the current academic term. You will receive email notifications near the end of the subscription period prompting you to renew your website.
  • Ownership responsibilities: You are responsible for maintaining the content and applications hosted on your website.

Prior to signing up for the service, please consider the following alternative web-related service available to meet the needs of students at UVic:

  • Online Academic Community (OAC) WordPress Service: All employees and students at the University of Victoria have the ability to create centrally supported WordPress sites through the Online Academic Community (OAC).

Who can use this service?

  • Students

How do I request or access this service?

Online Services allows you to view, sign up for and renew your available services, including the student web hosting service.

Sign up for your individual website

The URL for your website will include your NetLink ID: https://studentweb.uvic.ca/~NetLinkID. Once you have signed up for the service, get started on your website by visiting the Help Centre Web Hosting – Students page.

Note: In the Summer of 2019, University Systems will start requiring user confirmation of service renewal. All students that have content on studentweb.uvic.ca will be notified of the need to renew their sites by September 1, 2019 in order to continue using this service.

What is the cost for this service?

This service is provided free of charge up to 1GB of storage.

When is this service available?

This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except during scheduled and unscheduled maintenance. You can be informed of service interruptions by subscribing to Informed.

How do I get help with this service?

For assistance with this service, please contact the Computer Help Desk:

Telephone: 250-721-7687
In person: Locations & hours