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Setting up IIS 5.0 server

By spandey ·
I would like to know the details about setting IIS 5.0 web server with Windows 2000 server for multiple web site hosting. I will appreciate if somebody can help me with all the details and security concern too. Thanks

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by danjr In reply to Setting up IIS 5.0 server

IIS supports "soft" virtual servers, which use the host header info in the web request--i.e. if you have two or more domain names pointing to the same server IP address, when a client requests a page, the server will check which domain name was requested, and respond as that web site. This works with almost all web browsers (IE 3+, NS 2+ I think). The only concern is to make sure that the "default" web site (what someone gets when typing in the IP address only) is either nonexistant or a "safe"public site. There are of course a number of security concerns when hosting sites together on one box. However, whereas I thought I was an expert on IIS4 on NT, I am having nothing but trouble getting FrontPage extensions to work right on my web server, so I can't help you there yet!

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