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Creating a New Virtual Server

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If you use Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000 Server, Windows NT Server 4.0, or UNIX for your operating system, your platform supports multihosting. This means that you can create additional virtual servers to host Web sites. You create the virtual server by using the tools that come with your Web server (either Internet Information Services (IIS) or FrontPage-patched Apache Web server), and then extend the virtual servers with either SharePoint Team Services or the FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions.

Creating a New Virtual Server on Windows Server 2003, Standard or Enterprise Edition

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To create a new virtual server on Windows Server 2003, Standard or Enterprise Edition, you use Internet Information Services (IIS). Before you create the virtual server, make sure you create a folder on your hard disk (usually under the \Inetpub folder) to store the virtual server's content.

To create a virtual server on Windows Server 2003, Standard or Enterprise Edition 

  1. Click Start, point to Administration Tools, and then click Internet Information Services (IIS).

  2. Click the plus sign (+) next to the server name that you want to add the virtual server to.

  3. Right-click Web Sites, click New, and then click Web site.

  4. Click Next.

  5. In the Description box, type the description of your virtual server, and then click Next.

  6. In the Enter the IP address to use for this Web site box, select the IP address you want to use.

  7. In the TCP port this web site should use (Default: 80) box, type the port number to assign to the virtual server.

  8. In the Host Header for this site (Default: None) box, type the header you want to use (if any), and then click Next.

  9. In the Path box, type or browse to the path on your hard disk where the site content will go.

  10. If you do not want to allow anonymous access to your virtual server, clear the Allow anonymous access to this Web site check box.

  11. Click Next.

  12. On the Permissions panel, select the permissions to use, and then click Next.

    If other users are allowed to contribute to the site, you must select at least the Read, Write, and Browse check boxes. If your virtual server allows scripts to be run, you must also select the Run scripts (such as ASP) check box. If you want to allow ISAPI applications or CGI scripts to be used on your virtual server, you must also select the Execute (such as ISAPI applications or CGI) check box.

  13. Click Finish.

After you have created the new virtual server, you can extend it by using either the command-line tool or HTML Administration pages.

For more information about creating new Web sites on Windows Server 2003, see the Adding Sites topic in the Help system for Internet Information Services, available from the browser on your server at http://localhost/iisHelp.

Creating a New Virtual Server on Windows 2000 Server

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To create a new virtual server on Windows 2000 Server, you use the Internet Services Manager. Before you create the virtual server, make sure you create a folder on your hard disk (usually under the \Inetpub folder) to store the virtual server's content.

To create a virtual server on Windows 2000 Server 

  1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Administration Tools, and then click Internet Services Manager.

  2. Right-click the server name that you want to add a virtual server to, click New, and then click Web site.

  3. Click Next.

  4. In the Description box, type the description of your virtual server, and then click Next.

  5. In the Enter the IP address to use for this Web site box, select the IP address you want to use.

  6. In the TCP port this web site should use (Default: 80) box, type the port number to assign to the virtual server.

  7. In the Host Header for this site (Default: None) box, type the header you want to use (if any), and then click Next.

  8. In the Path box, type or browse to the path on your hard disk where the site content will go.

  9. If you do not want to allow anonymous access to your virtual server, clear the Allow anonymous access to this Web site check box.

  10. Click Next.

  11. On the Permissions panel, select the permissions to use, and then click Next.

    If other users are allowed to contribute to the site, you must select at least the Read, Write, and Browse check boxes. If your virtual server allows scripts to be run, you must also select the Run scripts (such as ASP) check box. If you want to allow ISAPI applications or CGI scripts to be used on your virtual server, you must also select the Execute (such as ISAPI applications or CGI) check box.

  12. Click Finish.

After you have created the new virtual server, you can extend it by using either the command-line tool or HTML Administration pages.

For more information about creating new Web sites on Windows 2000 Server, see the Adding Sites topic in the Help system for Internet Information Services, available from the browser on your server at http://localhost/iisHelp.

Creating a New Virtual Server on Windows NT Server 4.0 (FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions Only)

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To create a new virtual server on Windows NT Server 4.0, you use the Internet Services Manager. Before you create the virtual server, make sure you create a folder on your hard disk (usually under the \Inetpub folder) to store the virtual server's content.

To create a virtual server on Windows NT Server 4.0 

  1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Windows NT 4.0 Option Pack, click Microsoft Internet Information Server, and then click Internet Services Manager.

  2. Right-click the server name that you want to add a virtual server to, click New, and then click Web.

  3. In the Web Site Description box, type the description of your virtual server, and then click Next.

  4. In the Select the IP Address to use for this Web Site box, select the IP address you want to use.

  5. In the TCP Port this Web Site should use (Default: 80) box, type the port number to assign to the virtual server.

  6. In the Enter the path for your home directory box, type or browse to the path on your hard disk where the site content will go.

  7. If you do not want to allow anonymous access to your virtual server, clear the Allow anonymous access to this Web site check box.

  8. Click Next.

  9. Under What access permissions do you want to set for this home directory, select the permissions to use, and then click Finish.

    If other users are allowed to contribute to the site, you must select at least the Allow Read Access, Allow Write Access, and Allow Directory Browsing check boxes. If your virtual server allows scripts to be run, you must also select the Allow Script Access check box. If you want to allow ISAPI applications or CGI scripts to be used on your virtual server, you must also select the Allow Execute Access (includes Script Access) check box.

After you have created the new virtual server, you can extend it by using either the command-line tool or HTML Administration pages.

For more information about creating new Web sites on Windows NT Server 4.0, search for adding sites in the Help system for Internet Information Services, available from the browser on your server at http://localhost/iisHelp.

Creating a New Virtual Server on UNIX (FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions Only)

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You can also create additional virtual servers on the FrontPage-patched Apache Web server on the UNIX platform. For more information about creating virtual servers on Apache, see the Apache Virtual Host documentation Web site.

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