Last post Oct 21, 2015 11:02 AM by PatriceSc
Oct 21, 2015 06:44 AM|olybobo|LINK
I was able to install and configure my IIS on the server using the following link
However, what should be the next step. How do I create a path which i could use to publish my application to that domain. Kindly note, i am a novice at configuring servers and creating paths to be used for publishing
Oct 21, 2015 06:56 AM|PatriceSc|LINK
And then you should be able to publish your app to the directory you configured on the server and to which your website points. You may want to try first with a very simple app.
Another option could be to just use the default web site that were created for you when installing IIS.
Oct 21, 2015 07:09 AM|olybobo|LINK
In the following step below
5. In the Physical path box, type the physical path of the Web site's folder, or click the browse button (...) to browse the file system to find the folder.
Do I have to create folder first and copy and past the contents of my website from my local machine to the server machine.
6. also how do you determine what port to use and how do you know your publishing path or the web application path
Oct 21, 2015 07:27 AM|PatriceSc|LINK
Yes, create a folder first. You can create the web site without any content for now (or could place a test html page or aspx script). Later you'll publish your content to this directory from VS using a network share for example (this is just one among many
Oct 21, 2015 07:40 AM|olybobo|LINK
I did so but i am not sure what port to use and also when i go back to my visual studio, i am not sure what full path of that folder should be (how do you determine the full path. Note** I know how to locate the path on the server)
Oct 21, 2015 08:31 AM|PatriceSc|LINK
On the server? HTTP uses port 80.
You could share this folder to authorized users and the network share is the name of the folder by default. So you would publish by default to \\servername\foldername. Do you have access to this network share
when using Windows Explorer?
Oct 21, 2015 08:44 AM|olybobo|LINK
i am getting the message port 80 is already being used by the default web site .
Oct 21, 2015 11:02 AM|PatriceSc|LINK
Good point. If you don't reuse the default web site you have to use
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753195(v=ws.10).aspx (host header names).
In short you can then have multiple DNS names pointing to a single IP/port. When a request is coming to IIS, IIS can check which host name is used (mysite.contoso.com or blogs.contoso.com or whatever.contoso.com etc...) and then select the web site with
the matching configured "host header name".
If getting too technical http://forums.iis.net/ or even a networking forum could help. Or ask your network guys for the DNS part...