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 Setup Guide - Creating a website in IIS
Solution A good majority of computers come with a Web Server pre-installed on the Operating System.

IIS 6.0, included with Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition.

IIS 7.0 was a complete redesign and rewrite of IIS, and was shipped with Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.

IIS 7.0 on Vista does not limit the number of allowed connections as IIS on XP did, but limits concurrent requests to 10 (Windows Vista Ultimate, Business, and Enterprise Editions) or 3 (Vista Home Premium). Additional requests are queued, which hampers performance, but they are not rejected as with XP.

IIS 7.5 was included in Windows 7 (but it must be turned on in the side panel of Programs and Features) and Windows Server 2008 R2.

IIS 8.0 is only available in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8.

This guide will dive into IIS version 6 running on Windows 2003.

To start, you will want to verify that IIS is installed on the operating system. The easiest way to verify this is to right click on My Computer and select Manage. From there expand Services & Application. Internet Information Services should be listed here.

If IIS is not listed, click here to find out how to install IIS.

Now that IIS is installed, we need to configure the site from within IIS. To do this, right click on My Computer and select Manage. From there expand Services & Application. Internet Information Services should be listed here. From here, expand IIS and then you should see 3 folders:

Application Pools
Web Sites
Web Service Extensions

From here, expand Web Sites. You will now see Default Web Site. This is a starter page that IIS comes pre-configured with. From here you can really do everything you need to. No need to create another site (not yet anyway).

So, now to see what IIS gives you out of the box, open your Web Browser and type in the website address

This should bring up the default IIS page.

Now its time to look into the Site itself and its properties. From the Properties menu, we can change the path the site is saved to.

So back in the IIS Manager, right click on Default Web Site and select Properties. The Web Site tab shows up first and this shows us a few important options. Description, IP Address and Port. These three options can be left alone for now. Click on the Home Directory tab.

This is where the meat and potatoes of the site is stored. Local Path is where the HTML files are specified to be saved at for the Default Web Site. By default this should be c:\inetpub\wwwroot. Feel free to change this to where ever you have saved / or will be saving, your HTML files for your site.

That's it! Of course you will need to know how to create your site. There are many HTML Editors available. You can also go here for a tutorial on HTML coding.


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Created On: Mar 17, 2009 08:59 PM

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