IIS 5 & IIS 6
How to Host Multiple sities On IIS 6
Last post Sep 02, 2008 02:29 PM by Paul Lynch
Sep 01, 2008 10:53 AM|us1485|LINK
Hi i am new come in IT just started to do my MCSA
i have a question about IIS 6 and that is ok first let me explain the senario i have a server 2k3 ( Server01 ) with DC,DNS,DHCP and IIS installed and i want to host multiple websites on that. Now the thing is when i create a virtual directory ( let say Data
) under the default website i can access it just by typing
http://server01/data and it work very well.but when i create another independent website i can only access it by the port number like
http://server01:8080 i guess if i will use the host header or ip address i only have one nic so i want to use host header but don't know to use it CAN ANYBODY HELP ME
Please guide me about using Host Headers
Sep 01, 2008 01:06 PM|Paul Lynch|LINK
This is probably the best place to start reading :
Using Host Header Names to Host Multiple
Web Sites (IIS 6.0)
Sep 02, 2008 06:51 AM|us1488|LINK
Thank you so much Paul but i have one more question like i don't really understand the port's philosophy but i do understand that one should have to give a unique port to each website so how would i know that which ports i can use to assign to websities
in IIS ( i hope you are understanding what is my question )
I also visted the link issadmin.co.uk and i learnt how to secure thw wbsite using user cert authetication but the way i was described there was difficult to understand for a guy lik me but i did it by installin my own CA which integrated in the AD.
I think that website is really, but why no one is keeping it up-to-date. and also thanks for let me know about the library thing of Technet, i really didnm't knew that it.
Sep 02, 2008 02:29 PM|Paul Lynch|LINK
The whole point of a host header is that you don't have to use unique ports when you host multiple web sites in IIS. By default all web sites should listen on port 80 which is why you use host headers - it allows multiple web sites to all share the same
port on one IP address.