ITS offers web hosting solutions for university members who wish to create university-connected websites. This includes a www.northeastern.edu/____ site hosted on the NUWeb servers, and the option to use the ITS-provided WordPress installation that includes templates from Marketing and Communications.
Web hosting is available for all full-time faculty and staff, as well as student groups with an advisor. Requests for new space and access, or additional features on existing sites, are made through the Webpage Requests section of the ServiceNow portal (sign-in may be required).
All NUWeb accounts have one administrative contact who must be a current Northeastern faculty or staff member.
Accounts will expire after one year – all accounts are up for renewal every September. Submit a NUWeb – Account renewal request through the ServiceNow portal (sign-in may be required).
To request a new account – including space on the NUWeb server and a custom URL – you will need to submit a NUWeb – New account request through the ServiceNow portal (sign-in may be required).
This request will include the choice of whether to have a WordPress installation.
- If you have an existing site that you wish to move into the Northeastern domain, select “No.”
- If you are creating a new site, select “Yes.” That will allow you to use one of Northeastern WordPress templates, Huntington or Columbus. These themes align with the university standards and image, and are mobile-friendly/responsive. See How To: Customize the Northeastern Marketing & Communications website templates for more information.
Security & User Responsibility
As someone with access to the Northeastern NUWeb server, you are expected to comply with a number of security, privacy and appropriate use terms as outlined in the links below:
For more information on the web hosting solutions, look through the FAQs and How To’s linked below. For technical assistance with or questions about a live site, fill out Report a problem with an NUWeb Account through the ServiceNow portal (sign-in may be required).
You can also find a number of WordPress tips and tricks in the Lynda.com playlist that ITS Training has created. Click on this link, and sign in with your myNEU username and password to access the video courses.