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How do I Add a Site Manually in IIS 7.5

  • Log into the server, open IIS, and select the server name (eg. SVxxxx) from the left menu.
  • Click the “+” button to the left of the server name to expand the server.
  • Right click “Sites” and select “Add Web Site…” to which will bring up a window to collect the information necessary to set up your site.
  • Fill the fields out with appropriate information for the site you are creating. The fields are explained below.

“Add Web Site” Fields

  • Site name – This is the label for the site, we recommend using the domain name for clarity
  • Physical path – The physical path on the server where the website files will reside. We recommend using the following location, “C:\inetpub\wwwroot\example.com\wwwroot” You will need to create the “example.com” folder and its “wwwroot” subfolder.

“Binding” Fields

  • Type – the protocol this site will communicate with, http or https for standard or encrypted web traffic respectively
  • IP Address – The IP address the server should listen on for this site. The “All Unassigned” option works fine for http sites that will be listening for a specific host name
  • Port – The port on which this site should communicate. The defaults are 80 for http and 443 for https, though some services create sites with non-standard port numbers.
  • Host name – The host name this site should respond to, like “example.com” or “subdomain.example.com” Additional bindings can be configured after the site has been created by right clicking on the site and selecting “Bindings…”

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