Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win


Web Host Server

Posted on 2004-08-22
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2013-11-30
I'm setting up a web host server using windows 2003 and IIS. I've one static IP address assigned for my server.should i buy one extra ip for each site i host ? (this will be so expensive ) is it possible to host many web sites on one real ip address ?
Question by:HaithamEgy
  • 3
  • 2
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:NetoMeter Screencasts
ID: 11865728
In your case the best solution would be to use one IP address and configure Header Redirection for each site.
Here is how you can set this:



Author Comment

ID: 11866327
another question :
I have purchased a domain name . How to setup my domain to refer to the site on my server?
LVL 11

Accepted Solution

NetoMeter Screencasts earned 1000 total points
ID: 11866466
When you purchase a Domain Name you have to specify a DNS server in the settings for your site provided by your Registrar.
Very often the registrars provide you with the option to use for free the registrars DNS servers. You have to specify in the DNS zone for your name at least one A record

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!


Author Comment

ID: 11866897
sorry for being stupid but
my domain name registrar offers to services one is called :
name server configuration / transfer

the other is called :
IP pointing / zone changes

which one of them will i use to host my web site on my server ?

Expert Comment

ID: 11867198
If your registrar does not have free DNS services where you can store the DNS information for your site, you will need to make use of another service to make things work properly.  I like http://www.zoneedit.com because it is easy to configure new domains and they give you complete control of your DNS records.

If you are going to be using this type of service then you would need to specify the DNS server information of zoneedit.com under the "name server configuration" page at your domain name registrar.  This will typically look like ns1.dnsserver.com and the IP address of the DNS server.

Good luck!

Author Comment

ID: 11868971
Thank You So much .......

Featured Post

What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I had an issue with InstallShield not being able to use Computer Browser service on Windows Server 2012. Here is the solution I found.
This article will show you step-by-step instructions to build your own NTP CentOS server.  The network diagram shows the best practice to setup the NTP server farm for redundancy.  This article also serves as your NTP server documentation.
In this video we outline the Physical Segments view of NetCrunch network monitor. By following this brief how-to video, you will be able to learn how NetCrunch visualizes your network, how granular is the information collected, as well as where to f…
Monitoring a network: why having a policy is the best policy? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the enormous benefits of having a policy-based approach when monitoring medium and large networks. Software utilized in this v…

926 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question