Iowa State University

ITInformation Technology

Web Development


ITS Web Development Services (WebDev) offers a variety of services to augment, develop, manage, and better maintain web material. We use a combination of full and part-time staff to provide superior service at a reasonable cost. These services are available to all departments and units at Iowa State University. Custom services are available.

Virtual Web Hosting

Virtual Web Hosting

ITS virtual web hosting service allows you to take advantage of the benefits of having a web server without the challenges of actually maintaining a machine. Some of the benefits include:

  • A clear concise web address
  • Hourly detailed hit statistics
  • Inclusion in ISU's Google Search Appliance
  • LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP) development environment
  • Nightly backups
Managed Website

Managed Websites

You provide the content, WebDev maintains the website. This option results in a consistent and continuous level of service not available using "extra-duty" staff or micro-managed student employees. By combining resources, WebDev is able to provide web authors with tools, equipment, and training that is generally cost-prohibitive for individual departments. Some of the benefits include:

  • Everything included in the virtual web hosting service
  • Installed and maintained Drupal CMS (Content Management System)
    • Maintain your website menus and content without code
    • Edit content in a Word-like WYSIWYG editor
    • Upload and manage website assets/files
  • Preconfigured with the latest IASTATE Theme


Service Cost /Unit
Virtual Web Hosting $40 /month
Managed Website $60 /month