IIS 5 & IIS 6
IIS 5.0 blank page
Last post Dec 17, 2007 10:45 AM by jclark17
Dec 14, 2007 02:20 PM|jclark17|LINK
I am running iis 5.0 on Microsoft 2000 advanced server. I can locally load my website but when trying from outside of the network i just get a blank page, whether i try my website or the default. No error messages or anything. This is a clean install
of the OS with PHP and mysql loaded.
The odd thing is on another computer on the same network, my laptop running windows XP, i installed IIS and everything works fine, the site can be seen from in and outside of the network. Is there any setting that I may be overlooking on the Advanced server?
Any help or suggestions of any kind are appreciated, i have been going crazy for 2 days trying to figure this out.
Dec 14, 2007 02:46 PM|Enterhost_Dustin|LINK
If you have multiple sites setup in IIS check the Host Headers for the website to make sure its directing your requests to the right site. Right-click the site you want to display and properties. Click the advanced button at the top and examine the entries.
You will need an entry for the specific URL you are typing in your browser. ex, If you are trying to access the page using
http://10.15.1.10/index.html you need a host header for 10.15.1.10 on port 80 with a blank host header value.
To check, stop all but the site you want to display and then try the request. If you get a bad request error, then IIS was unable to locate the appropriate host header. The default website is set to listen on "all unassigned' by default. That means if
IIS can not specifically find an entry it will forward it to the default website.
If none of this is the case, I would double check your firewall settings.
Dec 14, 2007 03:10 PM|jclark17|LINK
Thank you for the suggestions Enterhost_Dustin. I am only running one site. I think i may have solved my problem but maybe you may have an idea. I was thinking that it may be a router/forwarding issue so I just skipped the router and plugged my cable
modem directly to the server and all worked fine, i could hit the site from in and outside of the network, yay!.....the weird thing about this is when I connect my router and forward my ports it still doesnt work, if i go to a site that checks to see if a
port is open it says that port 80 is not open, but if i route port 21 to my server it is open. ??? its like the router wont forward requests coming in on port 80....have you ever seen anything like this before? I think im gonna go out and buy a new router
and see if that solves the issue.
Dec 17, 2007 07:58 AM|tomkmvp|LINK
You should consult your router's documentation or the vendor's online support site - they would be able to give the best info on this ...
Dec 17, 2007 08:12 AMemail@example.com|LINK
the weird thing about this is when I connect my router and forward my ports it still doesnt work, if i go to a site that checks to see if a port is open it says that port 80 is not open, but if i route port 21 to my server it is open. ??? its like the
router wont forward requests coming in on port 80....have you ever seen anything like this before? I think im gonna go out and buy a new router and see if that solves the issue.
I see this in two instances, The first is that forwading is set incorrectly. The second is your ISP is blocking port 80 inbound. A new router won't help the second cause, and isn't needed for the first.
Dec 17, 2007 10:45 AM|jclark17|LINK
Thank you everyone for your comments and suggestions. I have had that router for quite a long time and I am very familiar with forwarding ports on it. I just wanted to let everyone that I purchased a new router and everything works beautifully!
Thank you all again for your suggestions it is greatly appreciated!