Last post Feb 13, 2007 09:15 AM by Tareq
Feb 12, 2007 05:29 PM|Tareq|LINK
I am newbie to to hsoting my own site. I will use Windows Server 2003, IIS 6. I get one static IP from my ISP. In one book I saw I need to static IP to host my own site.
Is there any way I can host my own site with 1 Static IP address? If possible will be be also possible to host more than 1 site with one IP address?
Is there a place or thread in this forum where there is instruction to do so I can look at?
Thank you very much.
Feb 12, 2007 05:46 PM|michielvoo|LINK
the short answer is: yes, you can host multiple sites with one IP address. The long answer involves something called host headers,
this article will explain how to set it up for IIS 6 on Windows Server 2003.
Feb 12, 2007 05:51 PM|Steve@Planet|LINK
You can host a site without a static IP address.
If you register a doman name, www.MyTest.com for example, with a company like DynDns.com then you can run a small client on your svr that updates your dynamically assigned IP address with dyndns.com. So
www.Mytest.com will always be redirected to your svr.
Having a static IP address is even easier.
On your router just forward port 80 to your IIS web server.
Then you can either set the IP address of www.MyTest.com to be your static IP, or simply browse to
http://126.96.36.199 (made up IP address)
You can host m,ultiple site using the same IP addess by using Host Headers in IIS, or by having different ports for different sites:
If you already have a static IP, just forward your router port 80 to your web server. Create a virtual directory in IIS, and add a text file called Test.txt (add some text into here), then browse to:
http://<your Ip address>/MyVD/Test.txt
Feb 13, 2007 09:15 AM|Tareq|LINK
Thank you for your reply.