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.

Key Features

  • 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.
  • Web hosting is available to any George Mason University faculty, staff, student, student organization, college, department, and other university units.
  • Mason provides 20 MB for personal webspace on mason.gmu.edu.
  • Student organizations that are officially recognized by the Office of Student Involvement can request a directory on the www.gmu.edu server.

Getting This Service

Select Web Service Request button in the upper right-hand corner (desktops, laptops) or after the Training section (mobile devices) to:

  • request a directory (student organizations, colleges, departments, and other university units)
  • update directory ownership, group membership, or permissions changes—include as much information as possible

Personal webspace is available with a NetID and is located at mason.gmu.edu/~NetID. More information about personal webspace is available at mason.gmu.edu.

For more information and instructions on setting up a website, see the Web Development page.

Availability

This service is available 24/7, excluding planned outages, normal maintenance windows, and unavoidable events. Maintenance windows are Sundays from 7 to 11 a.m. but may be extended to 2 p.m., if needed. If maintenance is required outside of these hours, it will be announced on the Alerts & Bulletins page.

Policy

All users of the George Mason University network must adhere to University Policy Number 1301: Responsible Use of Computing.

Training

Comprehensive web hosting help is available on the Web Development pages. For questions or assistance with a Mason website, submit a web service request.