53116_Create a New Site in IIS6

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This article explains the creation of a new site in IIS6. 

Applies To

Dedicated, Colocated, and Virtual Machines running the Windows Operating System 2003 with IIS6 installed.


To create a new website in IIS6, please follow the steps below.  Note that if you are adding a CFIDE virtual directory, you must follow the additional steps outlined in Securing CFIDE.

  1. Log into the server via Remote Desktop.
  2. Open Internet Information Services Manager (IIS) by going to Start > Run and typing inetmgr or clicking the link on the Desktop.
  3. Expand the Local Computer tree.
  4. Right-click Web Sites and choose New > Web Site...
  5. Enter a description for the website.  It is best to enter in the domain to keep it simple and to assist support in the future should problems arise.
  6. Choose the IP address the site should be on from the drop down list, enter the port as port 80, and add the host header.  The host header value for a domain such as domain.com would be www.domain.com. Click Next.
  7. Enter in the physical path where the website files will be stored. 
  8. Check the checkbox for anonymous access and click Next.  Click the checkboxes for Read and Run Scripts and click Next.
  9. The site is now configured in IIS. 

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