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Set up your first IIS Web site

When you installed IIS, it is configured to serve as a default Web site; however, you may want to change some of the settings. To change the basic settings for the Web site and to emulate the steps that are required to set up Apache for the first time by using the configuration file:

  1. Go to Start Menu, in which choose the Control Panel.
  2. In control panel double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Internet Information Services.
  3. Right-click the Web site that you want to configure in the left pane, and then click Properties.
  4. Click the Web site tab.
  5. Type a description for the Web site in the Description box.
  6. Type the Internet Protocol (IP) address to use for the Web site or leave the All (Unassigned) default setting.
  7. Modify the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) port as appropriate.
  8. Click the Home Directory tab.
  9. To use a folder on the local computer, click A directory on this computer, and then click Browse to locate the folder that you want to use.
  10. To use a folder that has been shared from another computer on the network, click A share located on another computer, and then either type the network path or click Browse to select the shared folder.
  11. Click Read to grant read access to the folder (required).
  12. Click OK to accept the Web site properties.
  13. After setting web site you can check your default site using localhost: or IP address