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William & Mary Web Environment

For Web-Based Projects

Information Technology has developed the following guidelines to help departments plan web and dynamic web (database driven) development projects. After considering these guidelines, departments interested in developing web projects are encouraged to contact IT through the Technology Support Center (TSC) to discuss the project and the university resources available for it.

The W&M Web Environment

The W&M web environment is hosted on multiple load balanced servers to ensure maximum availability.

Server-Side Languages Supported by IT

● Python*
● Java (Tomcat)*

Web-Enabled Databases Supported by IT

● MySQL  (Our MySQL instance only supports the InnoDB engine)

*An engineer may work with you to set up your application. We want to make sure things run smoothly in a sometimes complex environment.

Support for other web services

We’re always working on improving and adding support for more languages and databases, but since there are so many, we are limited in the support we can offer.  If there’s something your project will benefit from having that we don’t currently support, please let us know so that we may consider accommodating your request. 


Contact the Technology Support Center (TSC)
757-221-4357 (HELP) | [[support]] | Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm