building standalone website in IIS7


I have created a standalone webiste for my projectwise web server and I need it to access it from the internet or network. what should i do? what are the requirements? thanks in advanced.

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There are two approaches:

To access the website on Internal Network only:

You can just the enter the URL http://IPoftheserver

If you want to access the site over internet:

You should have static IP address/Public IP address. You can create Port forwarding rule from you firewall.
You also need to create DNS records also.

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To add to correct statements above:

If no static IP (or just because it's easier to remember), use a free DNS service ( or paid (
You can access your server with this easy to remember name (because you chose it yourself). Just don't forget to add this to the accepted host headers in the IIS7 site configuration.
JessIT2013Author Commented:
this webserver is not part of our network domain. there is no active directory or dns server installed. I do have a public ip address and i created port forwarding rule in the firewall. Still can access from the internet? any idea

how u r accessing over internet? Via IP address or website name?
A webserver doesn't need anything other than an active internet connection to work. So yes, using the public IP address and the port forwarding is enough to access it. Just make sure the IIS7 settings accept the host headers (be it IP or hostname)
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