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Information Technology Services is pleased to offer web space services. We invite members of the College community to apply for a web account.

What is the web account?
Your web account will allow you access to the server where you may publish web pages on the Holy Cross web servers as follows:

  •– hosts official college pages as well as faculty and department accounts.
  •– hosts college pages that require on-campus limited access.
  •– hosts personal, student, conference and organization web pages.
  • hosts new site development, site redesigns and work study or other collaborative web projects (limited to on-campus access).

What do I need to use my web account?
To publish to the web you'll need an FTP (File Transfer Protocol) client such as WS_FTP or Fetch. WS_FTP is available via the NAL. E-mail the Help Desk at for information on obtaining Fetch.

Are there any restrictions on web accounts?
Only current students, staff and faculty may obtain a web space account. Restrictions on all web accounts are those specified by the Holy Cross Information Technology Policy and Web Policy. It is very important that all web authors follow the guidelines and rules governing copyright, privacy and appropriate/inappropriate material. Web authors are prohibited from sharing usernames and passwords. Violations of these rules will result in deactivation of your web account.

See Web Standards & Practices for more information.

How do I get a web account?
Instructions for requesting permission to publish may be obtained here.

You'll be contacted when your request has been approved. Permission to edit pages on department web sites will require the approval of the appropriate department head.

FTP Instructions