Web Administration & Development

OIT supports the FAU.EDU web domain to provide web access to FAU services and information. This web server is available to be used by colleges, departments, campuses and other FAU organizations to further support the mission of the University.

The University’s primary web server, known as WISEX is a Sun Solaris Unix server that supports HTML, CGI scripts, PHP and a variety of tools for web page deployment. Microsoft FrontPage extensions and ASP are not supported.

Users of FAU web servers are responsible for the content and information they store on these systems and are expected to abide by OIT technology policies. Users are also expected to maintain up-to-date information on their web pages.


Common web requests

  • Access to an existing site - Personnel responsible for the site must submit a service request at the Online Computing Support Center authorizing a user to have access to that site.
  • New department or college site - There are new procedures  for new sites. Please visit the CMS link for more information.
  • New personal site - Visit the Personal Web Site link to find out the options that FAU faculty, staff and students have available to them.
  • Website alias or redirect - As the University implements the Content Management System (CMS), departments will be able to have much shorter URLs (for example: www.fau.edu/department versus ww.fau.edu/division/college/school/department ), thus eliminating the need for most aliases or redirects. The FAU Marketing Department will use aliases only to track responses on advertising campaigns. If you would like to request an alias, please contact the Marketing Department at marketing@fau.edu.
  • Request an application to be built (aka surveys) - Certain criteria must be met before requests for applications such as surveys or other web applications used to collect data are submitted.