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Using internal DNS to map to a specific website on an internal web server

Posted on 2011-03-18
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I have a web server on our LAN that hosts multiple websites.  I need to create a simple alias that points to a specific page.  I thought I could do it using a CNAME on the DNS server, but that just points it to the default port 80......Is there an easy way to do this?  Basically I just need my clients on the LAN to have an easy name to put in their browsers that maps to this specific page/port.  Thanks in advance.
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You will have to create a new website.  The website will point it's home page to the virtual directory of the website in question.  Once that is done, then you can modify the host header value, add a DNS entry and change the website configuration to startup using the specific file you wish as the home page for the site.

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It already is a new website.  So in IIS, I have two websites, and each has multiple directories and pages.  The site we currently use is on port 80, and I have a DNS alias that points "website1" to this server, which looks at port 80.

I want my clients to be able to point their browsers to "website2" and have it look at the same server, but on port 90.  

Can I do that or do I have to reconfigure all websites on this server to use host headers instead?
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On servers and sites that will use mutliple web interfaces, it is preferrable to use host headers as opposed to ports.

So website1 and website2 will need it's host headers defined.

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