Need to install a simple website on Windows Server Enterprise 2007 64 Bit

I have server hosted at GoGrid running Windows Server Enterprise 2007 64 Bit. I need to host a simple HTML website there. There may be a Flash demo, if I can find the Flash file...

Can anyone please give me the list of steps? I assume I'll need to use IIS, create a virtual directory, perhaps locate the file in the INetPub folder.

But please list the steps and the details so I can step through this and have it work.

Thanks,
newbieweb
newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAsked:
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newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
For example, when I create the website on IIS, what Port number do I use?
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newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
I have successfully used port 8080, have installed the website on InetPub\wwwroot and can Browse the website from IIS.

I get the feeling it's done. I just do not know how to cal is up from the browser.

1) I have the IP address of the machine where it's hosted.
2) I have the port number: 8080
3) index.html exists in the folder, and that's the default if no filename is specified

Could someone please type for me the format of the URL to access it?

Thanks,
newbieweb


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koolinCommented:
80 for http and 443 for https, 80 is the main one though.  If you don't want to be entering a port number you need to put it on 80.

For how you have it now it would be in the form of "http://www.domain.com:8080"  www.domain.com DNS resolves to the IP address you assigned the web site.

FYI there is no Windows Server 2007, its probably Windows Server 2008 Enterprise 64 bit, and therefore IIS7 that you are configuring.

IIS.net has some OK guides to help you get started.
http://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/762/create-a-web-site/
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newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
I already have a site using port 80. For now, I can use a port number, no problem.

I have it browsable in IIS. But ohw do I get it viewable outside this machine?

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koolinCommented:
You'll possibly need to configure the firewall and DNS to point to the machine.  

Whatever IP address you assigned to the site or is assigned to the machine, you can use to access the site from outside if it is a public address, for example http://99.256.22.11:8080.  If you want it view via a name like domain.com you will have to go to where you configure your DNS and change or add an A record for the name you want, might be www.domain.com and domain.com depending on how your DNS is configured.

Because your working with a host you shouldn't have to worry about firewalls as they should all be configured.
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newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
I have not had problems before with firewalls. I also do not want to worry about the domain yet. I just want to make this website visible from the outside.

Given it's browsable from IIS, I'm almost there, right?

What else might I need to make it visible?

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sethisaurabhCommented:
Hi, You can browse your website with your IP address and defined port in IIS website or Header Value.

Example : http://IP:8080
http://192.168.1.1:8080
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newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
Yes, but mine is not working.

http://173.1.174.115:8080/

Using IIS, I created a new website and pointed it to the site I'd copied into the inetpub\wwwroot folder. I set port 8080.

I did n ot see how I could specify a default file, llike my site uses "index.html".

Maybe that's why I can't load the site from the outside?

Do you know how I set a default page?
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newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
Great! Thanks.

I decided to use Port 80, and it works great now.

Thanks,
newbieweb
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