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How to host a domain on Windows Server 2019


1. Windows Server

2. IIS

3. Domain (html files)

Step 1. Login into your server via RDP.

Step 2. Open IIS (Install IIS if you don’t have it on your system)

Link on How to Install IIS:https://support.microhost.com/portal/en/kb/articles/installation-and-configuration-of-iis-web-server-on-windows-server#Internet_Information_ServicesIIS_formerlyInternet_Information_Server_is_an_extensibleweb_serversoftware_created_byMicrosoftfor_use_with_theWindows_NTfamilyIIS_supportsHTTPHTTP2HTTPSFTPFTPSSMTPandNNTP_It_has_been_an_integral_part_of_the_Windows_NT_family_sinceWindows_NT_40_though_it_may_be_absent_from_some_editions_eg_Windows_XP_Home_edition_and_is_not_active_by_default

Step 3. Paste your domain files in a folder in this location C:\inetpub\wwwroot

Naming the folder according to your domain name We will name it “mysite

Step 4. Go to IIS > Sites and click on Add Site.

Input your site name, physical path, and hostname. Click OK.

Step 5. Go to this location: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc  ….and edit the Hosts file.

Step 6. Go to IIS and click on “Browse mysite.local”

Your domain will open in the browser.

Thank you!!

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