Step 1: Open Windows Features
The first step is to open the Windows Features dialog box. You can do this by searching for “Windows Features” in the Start menu, or by going to Control Panel > Programs > Turn Windows features on or off.
Step 2: Select IIS
In the Windows Features dialog box, scroll down until you see “Internet Information Services.” Expand this option and select the components you want to install. For a basic installation, you can select only the “Web Management Tools” and “World Wide Web Services” components.
Step 3: Install IIS
Click “OK” to close the Windows Features dialog box, and then click “Install” to start the installation process. The installation may take several minutes to complete.
Step 4: Configure IIS
Once the installation is complete, you’ll need to configure IIS to meet your needs. You can do this by opening the IIS Manager from the Start menu, or by going to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.
Step 5: Create a Website
To create a website, right-click on the “Sites” node in the IIS Manager and select “Add Website.” Follow the prompts to configure your website, including setting the website’s name, physical path, and binding information.
Step 6: Test Your Website
Once your website is configured, you can test it by opening a web browser and navigating to the URL you specified in the binding information. If everything is working correctly, you should see your website.
Step 7: Secure Your Website
To secure your website, you’ll need to obtain an SSL certificate and configure IIS to use it. This will encrypt the communication between your website and its visitors, and help protect sensitive information.
- What is IIS? IIS is a web server from Microsoft that allows you to host websites and web applications on a Windows server.
- Why do I need IIS? If you want to host a website or web application on a Windows server, you’ll need a web server like IIS.
- Is IIS free? Yes, IIS is included with Windows and is free to use.
|Platform||Windows||Windows, Linux, Mac OS X|
|Popularity||Most used web server on Windows||Most used web server overall|
|Security||Strong security features, including support for SSL/TLS||Requires additional configuration for SSL/TLS|