Web Hosting

ITS provides resources for publishing information on the web. There is no charge for using these servers, but you will need to apply for a website maintainer account for departmental and organizational sites.

  • University Departments and Faculty/Staff Organizations

    Access to USC’s primary web server (cwis.usc.edu) is available to departments and faculty/staff organizations through departmental authorized signers. These accounts are for web publishing for academic, research, administrative and service units, university-affiliated faculty/staff organizations and professional organizations with a USC website maintainer.

  • Recognized Student Organizations

    Student organizations can request a computer account for creating web pages and organizational email. Account requests are handled through the Student Activities Office.

  • Google Sites

    Google Sites allows USC faculty, staff, and students to create free, custom web sites using their USC-provided Google accounts.

Departmental Servers

While USC offers hosting on its web servers to the USC community, some campus units choose to run their own servers. To obtain a publishing account on a private server, please contact your unit’s administrator.

If you’re interested in pointing a USC domain name at an external server, please read our section on USC URLs.

Official USC URLs

Any university affiliated website can have an official USC domain name (e.g. sitename.usc.edu), provided the site meets USC’s guidelines.

Redirects from www.usc.edu

You can request a redirect in the form www.usc.edu/sitename to an official USC website (located at a URL such as sitename.usc.edu).