Getting Started

Resources You Will Need to get Started

This section is best understood if you begin by using the Site Type section.

The resources described here will help you understand what you will need to do in order to publish (host) a Web site at Cal Poly. The type of site you want to construct will determine the resources you will need to ascertain.


Course content can be placed into PolyLearn, which is a comprehensive and flexible e-Learning software platform developed for educators to enhance teaching and learning.

Department Account on Central Unix

Department Library Account for officially recognized Cal Poly departments.

Club and Team Account on Central Unix

Accounts for Clubs chartered by ASI and Teams officially recognized by the Recreational Sports Department.

Individual Account on Central Unix

Your personal account on Central Unix.

Sponsored Account on Central Unix

Accounts for non-Cal Poly affiliated entities that support the instructional mission, or provide support of the administrative and institutional needs of the University.

Department (owned) Web server

Your Department may be hosting Web sites on it’s own Departmental Web server...

Special Web Services

  • Forms
  • Database processes
  • Frequently changing content

Outsourcing a Web project

Information you need to know should you decide to outsource the development and hosting of your Web site.