Friday, November 28, 2008

Configuring DNS If You’re Already Using Microsoft’s IIS to Host Your Own Web Site

Follow these steps:

  1. Follow the instructions for MooPS, but in the Server Settings window set the server port number to 33333 so it doesn’t conflict with IIS, which runs on port 80 (the standard port for Web and HTTP traffic).
  2. Open the Control Panel and then click Administrative Tools.
  3. Select Internet Information Services. This opens the Internet Information Services MMC (Microsoft Management Console) plug-in.
  4. Click the plus sign next to the computer icon, then click the plus sign next to Web Sites, and you’ll see Default Web Site.
  5. Right-click Default Web Site and select Properties.
  6. Under the Web Site tab, make sure IP Address is set to All Unassigned and that TCP Port is set to 80.
  7. Click the Documents tab and make sure Default.htm is in the list of documents
  8. Click the Home Directory tab and make a note of where your Web site’s documents are stored. You can change the directory, too, but the default location of c:\inetpub\wwwroot is usually just fine.
  9. All right, you’re good to go with IIS. In the next section, you configure the DNS server.

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