Monday, August 17, 2009

How to Host ASPX Pages

Hosing ASPX files involves the installation and configuration of Internet Information Services (IIS). This server application allows Web hosts to execute the code programmed in ASPX files. IIS is packaged and shipped with Microsoft's server software and its more advanced desktop software.

  1. 1

    Double-click the "Administrative Tools" icon in the Control Panel. Double-click the newly created "Internet Information Services" icon to open the configuration screen.

  2. Step 2

    Right-click the default Web server icon and select "Properties." This opens a new window that is used to set the ASP framework version. For most installations, ASP 2.0 is used.

  3. Step 3

    Click the "Directory" tab. In this window, click the "Configuration" button. This opens a window that displays the current ASP.NET information. Select the version from the drop-down box and click "OK."

  4. Step 4

    Close the main configuration window. IIS is now configured to host ASPX files.

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