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How to Create Website in IIS on Windows

1 Introduction

IIS (Internet Information Services) is the web server for Windows systems created by Microsoft. This web server is most popular for hosting .net framework-based websites. We can also host other programming languages websites by adding their modules and handlers. This article will help you for creating a new website in IIS on the Windows system.

2 RDP to the Server

How to RDP connect to Windows Server/VPS | WayToInfotech

3 Create a Folder for the New Website Files

3.1 Create a Folder for All the Websites in the Server

If there is not a folder for all web files in the server, create a folder named “webdata”.

3.2 Create a New folder in "waytoinfotech.xyz" Folder

(The folder name is based on the domain name.)

4 How to Open IIS Management

4.1 Click the “Server Manager”

4.2 Click the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager in Tools

4.3  A Screenshot of The IIS Management Interface

6 Add a New Website from the IIS Management

6.1 Right Click the Site and Click “Add Website…”

6.2 Type the Site Name and Select the Website Files and Select the IP Address

  • Type the domain name in “waytoinfotech.xyz”
  • Select your site’s files path by clicking “Physical path”
  • Select the server IP address in “IP address”. It is better to select “All Unassigned”
  • Type the Binding in “waytoinfotech.xyz”

7 The Website is Created

8 Add the Site Binding

In general, there should be two hosting headers in “Site Binding”. They are “waytoinfotech.xyz” and “www.waytoinfotech.xyz”. You can add any other headers if they are the alias of the domain.

9 Update DNS record and point to Website hosted Public IP on your website DNS provider portal or update your local host entry for testing purpose. 

10 Test the Site

10.1 upload or create website application on "waytoinfotech.xzy" folder and then test the website in a browser using waytoinfotech.xzy url.

11 Done

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