i have a windows server 2003 and also a .com domain . how can i match the domain with server ? for ex : my address of windows server : 73.82.x.x and domain :xxyy.com how can i when execute xxyy.com open the main page of my server (73.82.x.x) Thanks In Advance .
The easiest way to do this would be to add the "DNS Server" role to the operating system, create a Forward Lookup Zone the corresponds to the domain name in question, then add a HOST record in that zone whose name is the same as the root for the zone (xxyy.com), and points to your IP address (73.82.x.x). Then add a CNAME "www" that points to the HOST record you just created (in case people put a www in front of the main URL).
Then add the IIS role to the server. Create a website (using the wizard), point it to content that's been copied to the inetpub folder in the C: drive. Assign the main IP of the server to the website, and add 2 host header file entries as identities for the site: (1) xxyy.com (2) www.xxyy.com
Hope that helps...