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Host multiple websites with IIS7 on Windows Web Server 2008

Last Modified: 2012-06-21
So, I need to host multiple websites using IIS7.

The default website that comes configured works flawlessly.

I added yet another web site using "Add Web Site" under "Sites":

site name: portal
application pool: portal
physical path: C:\portaldirectory
type: http
IP address: All Unassigned
port: 80
host name: portal.mydomain.com

When I try to browse there (on the web server or from outside) I get an error:
"Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage"

No HTTP error code or anything like that.

The configuration of my default web site is as follows (which works flawlessly):

site name: default web site (doh)
application pool: DefaultAppPool
Physical path: %SystemDrive%\inetpub\wwwroot
type: http
port: 80
IP address: *

When I browse to mydomain.com, the default website loads as intended.

What could be the problem here? I didn't set anything else outside of IIS7 (merely mentioning it so you wouldn't assume that I have set other possible settings that come naturally for someone who knows what they are doing)

Thanks in advance!

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