Is it possible to set up a web site on a local server with a readable name?

I have developed a web site that is located on a local server the address is something like http://cin8678jhg8768 and I would like to be able to type in a readable address like http://ApplicationName. this is the first time I have ever tried to configure IIS so I don't have a clue as to how to go about this or if it is even possible. any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Doug
OhioWoodWrightAsked:
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Seven priceFull StackCommented:
you can add it as a virtual directory.   you  add the website then add a virtual directory on the same application, create the alias

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KimputerCommented:
You can add a CNAME in the DNS server, or you can edit the hosts file on the computers in question. If more websites on the server, you might need to edit the accepted hosts headers to include the new name as well.
OhioWoodWrightAuthor Commented:
thanks for answering but I'm a complete newbie when it comes to hosting/servers/? whatever this is and I just don't have the knowledge to make sense of your answers. Clarification i.e. very, very, basic step by step instructions would be much appreciated.
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KimputerCommented:
First you need to know, is there a DNS server there, that you have control over (and it's actually being used by the other computers in the network)?
OhioWoodWrightAuthor Commented:
Yes we have a dnsserver that is being used by other computers. Yes we have control over it.
KimputerCommented:
Option 1: CNAME entry for ApplicationName, to point to cin8678jhg8768
Option 2: A record ApplicationName, to point to the same IP as cin8678jhg8768 already has

Depending on the webserver, you might need to point the host header ApplicationName to the same virtual folder as cin8678jhg8768 (not needed if it's only website, that accepts any header)
KimputerCommented:
You assigned the answer to someone who answered a piece of the question, but not the most important part. Without touching the DNS server and the config, no solution will ever work! (or host file. in any case, I told you both, without me telling you this, the computer just doesn't know what you mean with that new url)
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