About the Windows Hosting Environment

The Windows Hosting Environment (WHE) serves a wide variety of web applications and other information system needs for departments on all Indiana University campuses.

Unique features include a Microsoft IIS web server environment, with the ability to serve dynamic web pages written in Adobe ColdFusion, Microsoft .NET Framework, and .NET Core 3.1 programming languages. Web pages and code hosted in this environment may access data from our Microsoft SQL Server environment, or may use other data stores as desired by the client and acceptable to the provider. WHE is approved for Critical data and PHI. For more about data classifications, see Classification levels of institutional data.

The departments develop and maintain the applications and databases, and UITS provides the virtual machines, software, and system administration through a combined effort of the Enterprise Web Technical Services WHE, Enterprise Windows Administration, Storage and Virtualization, Computer Operations, and Support Center groups.

The WHE is a baseline service. There are no fees unless the 10 GB storage limit is exceeded. Extra resources are billed at the Intelligent Infrastructure rate; see Rates and costs of UITS services.

To request an account on the WHE for departments or auxiliary units, contact WHE Help.

For more about WHE, see our Service Agreement.

Future plans

Enterprise Web Technical Services (WebTech) is working with Enterprise Windows and Azure Administration (EWA) on a project to upgrade the Windows Hosting Environment software and infrastructure.

The WHE ColdFusion Migration project will transition WHE sites from ColdFusion 2016 to ColdFusion 2021 and move the entire ColdFusion system to new servers and supporting systems maintained by EWA. Sites running .NET will be transitioned shortly after the ColdFusion migration is completed.

After the migration, WHE will continue to be managed and supported by WebTech.

The ColdFusion migration is anticipated to be complete by the end of Q1 2022.

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Last modified on 2022-02-03 11:27:03.