IIS 5 & IIS 6
Publish website with IIS 6.0
Last post Jun 28, 2011 02:46 AM by Ante Nils
Jun 20, 2011 04:50 AM|Ante Nils|LINK
I've created two joomla sites in IIS 6.0 and now I would like to publish it so people outside my server can see it.
Yes I've been searching for step by step tutorials but without any luck.
Hope I can get help by writing a post.
Jun 20, 2011 05:24 AM|HCamper|LINK
Questions do you mean Publish to another server or do you mean make your Web Server public
so other people can visit?
The Publish and Deployment information at IIS Net is
The Make the Web Server Public is
Jun 20, 2011 06:09 AM|Ante Nils|LINK
I meant make web server public so people can visit it.
Jun 20, 2011 03:20 PM|HCamper|LINK
So did you figure out how to use Hosts file
and IIS Server Bindings to make the IIS Server Public ?
Jun 27, 2011 02:12 AM|Ante Nils|LINK
No success yet!
I've followed that guide on the link. I didn't find exactly the same firewall option, mine is windows firewall with advanced security (Windows server 2008 R2) and there ain't IIS HTTP check thing. Only Inbound/Outbound Rules.
And I couldn't do that D-link router procedure because I have no access there and I believe doing that in the router is something you have to do before it works..ye?
However I didn't see anything about DNS Manager in the guides, isn't there need for DNS Manager?
Jun 27, 2011 11:24 PM|HCamper|LINK
I see the topic has switched a bit from IIS 6.0 and Web Sites and now Windows 2008
so the answers may need adjustment for the IIS 6.0 system vs Windows 2008 system.
The guide does not cover the Windows Firewall and Advanced Security it is just a general guide.
The Windows Firewall and Advanced Security breaks up the Rules into Inbound and outbound sections which use names
and port numbers for http at port 80.
If you have the Firewall Advanced Security Tool open scroll through the list find the rules
that match http and port 80 and enable for Outbound and Inbound connections and choose if that applies to Public,Private,Domain
traffic as needed.
If you go to the link in the post check the Article list at Kris's web site you will find
additional topics for Host Files, Host Name Headers, Using Hosts File for testing and an article for DNS operations.
The IIS Server and Web Site should be operational using the guides at Kris's site.
After you have configured the:
Hosts File with an IP Address HostName
then using IIS Manager configure
http Host Name and IP Address at port 80 as Binding for IIS Server
and set the Network Adapter to use the Base Router IP Address
to get DNS lookup via the Hosts File.
You should be able to check using ping or netstat that the server is listening and reachable.
You may not need to make Administrative changes to the D-Link Router.
You do not need to make Router changes to get things working for DNS and NAT just use the Router IP Address(s).
You may find that the Router has a State-Full Firewall and you may have to learn to live with that restriction.
You can start using the Router IP Address
DNS and NAT
by setting the Network Card to use the Router address(s) with lookup via the Host File.
For the questions for DNS Manager and Windows 2008 R2 Server is seperate from IIS Server configurations and settings
and are better answered at the Windows Server 2008 Forums.
Jun 28, 2011 02:46 AM|Ante Nils|LINK
Thanks for the help Martin :)
I'll go check out Kris's guidances.