Create a New Site in IIS7

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Summary

This article explains the creation of a new site in IIS7. 

Applies To

Dedicated, Colocated, and Virtual Machines running the Windows Operating System 2008 with IIS7 installed.

Steps

To create a new website in IIS7, 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 Sites and choose New > Add Web Site...
  5. Enter in 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. Enter in the Physical Path of the website (where the files are stored).
  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 OK.  
  7. The site is now configured in IIS with an Application Pool of the same name. 
  8. The last step is adding DNS for the site.  If DNS is hosted with us, please see Configuring DNS in the Customer Portal.
  9. If you wish to add additional domains to the site in IIS, go to the site in IIS and choose Bindings (right hand side of IIS).  From there, you can add subdomains which will point to the root of the site. 



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Category: Windows

Last Modified:Monday, January 13, 2014 2:37 PM

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