Request a Web Framework Site

After completing the prerequisites, fill out the form below to request a Web Framework.

Web Framework site creation takes two to three business days. You will receive an email once your site is ready. As the site manager, you will have the ability to add users and configure the site.

Requesting the framework does NOT include a virtual host, Sitehost account, or a fully developed website. We provide you with the tools to build your site.

Please note only Public and University-internal data are suitable to be stored in the WCMS. Restricted and Critical data cannot be stored in the WCMS. For definitions of Public, University-internal, Restricted, and Critical data, see Types of data. Federal and state protected data, human subjects research data, and passwords cannot be stored in the WCMS. For more about data classifications, see About sensitive data at IU.


  1. Fill out the Website Request Form to receive your Website Request ID. You'll need that to fill out the Web Framework Request Form.
  2. Request a group account.
  3. When that account is approved, set up the passphrase and email address.
  4. Request a Sitehost account.
  5. Request a virtual host URL for your Sitehost account. The request will be reviewed and if approved, will point to your account. Note: your virtual host for Sitehost Test is automatically set up as
  6. Review WCMS policies.

Not ready to request a site?

Try the Web Framework sandbox on the WCMS5 development server. Here, you can experiment, create new pages, and get a feel for your site.

Anyone with access to the WCMS can use WCMS5. If you need access, email The site will be refreshed reguarly and is named IU-FRAME-WEBS.sandbox.

Visit the Web Framework sandbox