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iismanualwebsite

Create Manual WebSite in IIS

I needed to create a redirect in a local environment, as a temporary solution, so end-users could access a specific website using a short url. The url was already made available through dns and was simply: http://applicationtest.

Note that if this is not already done you can add the following line in your hosts file C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts when testing: 10.10.10.10 applicationtest where 10.10.10.10 is the IP address of the server running IIS.

Create an IIS Website Manually

Follow the steps below to manually create a website for applicationtest:

  • Add Application Pool
    • In IIS Manger, go to Application Pools, right click and select “Add Application Pool”
      • Set the name to “ApplicationTest” and leave all other setting default, and click OK to create the Application Pool
  • Add a new website
    • In IIS Manager, go to Sites, right click and select “Add Website”
      • Set the Site name to “ApplicationTest”
      • Select the Application Pool “ApplicationTest”
      • Set the physical path to C:\inetpub\wwwroot\ApplicationTest (you have to create the folder using the “New Folder” button)
      • Under Binding, set the Host name to “applicationtest”
      • Click OK when done
  • Add a website to redirect
    • Go to C:\inetpub\wwwroot\ApplicationTest and right click to create a new text file
    • Name the file index.html
    • Open the file as an administrator with a text editor and enter the following text:
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <meta HTTP-EQUIV="REFRESH" content="0; url=https://www.shiftwiki.nl/">
    <title>ApplicationTest Redirect</title>
</head>
<body>
    <p>This page will redirect you to ApplicationTest in the cloud. If that fails, click the link below:</p>
    <a href="https://www.shiftwiki.nl/">Application Test</a>
</body>
</html>

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