Website naming

Dear All,
i have a test environmet with domain named seso.com
i have created a website on a test web server of this domain, this web site hosted on server Webserver.seso.com

when i need to brows the website i have to write http://webserver/testweb

I need to change this to http://testweb without the need to write the hosting server name , please advice with detailed steps
mostabdoAsked:
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dan_blagutConnect With a Mentor Commented:
do you use IIS on the web server?
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dan_blagutConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Hi
Testweb is a web site name, webserver is a computer name.
http://webserver means the default site name on the webserver computer, and works because the internal DNS know webserver and if you defined on the IIS config an default site.
But you can also define an alias testweb that point to the webserver IP in the DNS. Now when you type http://testweb, the IE will show http://webserver/testweb if the alias is ok and the testweb is the default site on IIS.

Dan
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mostabdoAuthor Commented:
so...all what i need is to creat cname record or A record in the DNS with testweb and the hosting server without any modifications in the website itself ???

As i understand this will work with the default website only but if the the server is hosting more than one site ?? how it can be handeld.
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dan_blagutConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You can do it but you need more network adapters. Then you can have one site for each network card.
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mostabdoAuthor Commented:
I created  Host A record in DNS
I added : testweb in the host filed
Automatically the FQDN became testweb.seso.com
In the IP : I added the webserver IP

when i ping testweb.seso.com i got reply from the webserver IP

now when i brows the URL as http://testweb ...i got yoy are not authoruized to view this page !!!
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mostabdoAuthor Commented:
yes IIS 6
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mostabdoAuthor Commented:
There is a dafult document...but i am still getting http 403 forbidden you are not authorized to view this page
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dan_blagutConnect With a Mentor Commented:
can you try on another PC, or clear the cache for this one?
Don't forget to restart the web service after each change.
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