How to Configure a Domain Name for IIS on Windows Server

June 18, 2024 / Domain and DNS

This article explains how to configure a domain name for IIS on Windows Server. Configuring a domain name for IIS on Windows Server allows you to host websites with a specific, easily accessible address, improving the user experience and professional appearance of your web services.

Let us follow the steps:

  1. Tap the Windows icon on the desktop and then select the “Control Panel” option.
  2. Under “Adjust your computer’s settings,” click on “System and Security”, then “Administrative Tools”, and double-click on “Internet Information Services” (IIS) Manager.
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  3. Double-click on your server name, navigate to “Sites”, and from the top-right corner under “Actions”, click on “Add Website”.
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  4. In the Add Website window:
    1. Enter your domain name.
    2. Set the Physical path by browsing to the site files, typically located in the inetpub folder.
    3. Select the Type and IP address fields to use for this website, set TCP Port to 80, and for Hostname, leave it blank if using a dedicated IP or enter “” if not.
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    4. Click “OK” to start the website automatically.
  5. To test your website, right-click on your domain, select “Manage Website”, and then Browse. Your website should now be displayed.

This is how you can configure a domain name in IIS on Windows Server. If you still encounter any issues, feel free to contact our support staff.

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