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Host Header Question

We have a number of websites we host for free for friends and such. We're in the process of consolidating all our physical devices to VM. We're limited to the number of public adddresses that are available to us in the new vm rack with our hosting provider. My question is using dns and host headers to share an address is it possible to set up a site so that both of the following url's will resolve to the same site.

mywebsite.com (no www in front)
DNSMicrosoft IIS Web Server

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Jon Scriven

8/22/2022 - Mon
Jon Scriven

Yes, this is possible (and quite standard).

The standard 'A' record should be mywebsite.com.  You would then have a separate 'A' record for the subdomain www.

You don't need to do anything in IIS to support this.

This will work even if you multiple domains sharing the same IP address?
Jon Scriven

Multiple domains, not subdomains?
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Yes multiple domains
Jon Scriven

Which version of IIS are you using?

windows server 2003 iis 7.0 I believe
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Sanjay Santoki


I see your questions and IIS can fulfill your current requirements mentioned in this request.

You simply need to add DNS record and host header with appropriate IP address on the website from the IIS Manager.

Sanjay Santoki

I tried this with my site and it worked perfectly. Thanks
Jon Scriven

Glad to have helped.
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