Stanford’s centrally-provided web services are available free to University departments, officially recognized groups, and all members of the Stanford community who have a full-service SUNet ID. These services are part of the main campus computing infrastructure and are handled by a server called web.stanford.edu. For a broader overview of web related services, visit the University Web Services page.
- Vanity URLs
Change a long, clumsy URL into one much shorter and easier to remember.
- Fancy Indexing
The server can generate directory listings for the directories that do not have an index.html file.
- Server-Side Includes
You can add limited dynamic content to existing HTML documents.
- Limiting Access
Limit access to your web pages at the network level and/or by password protection.
- Secure connection
How to ensure the security of web pages that contain sensitive data.
How to put your web pages onto the web.stanford.edu web servers.
- Page Redirects
You can setup an automatic redirect for a page. For example, visitors requesting your old home page can be redirected to your new home page.
- CGI Service
You can use the CGI service to provide dynamic content, collect and process user input, and generate visitor statistics.
- MySQL Database Hosting
- Log Dump and Analysis Service
You can request raw server logs for your web site and run the logs through the statistics generator of your choice, let Administrative Systems' Analysis Service perform the analysis for you, or both. If you need cumulative reports on more than one directory or reports on a proxy, you can use the Compound Requests Form.
You can add a customized search box to your web pages. Please note that individual user web sites are excluded from the Stanford Google search engine by policy.