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I posted a question on Stack Overflow today. Now, I'm not sure if it should have been posted there or here. That question can be seen here, I have copied it here for the ease of access.

I have a web site that is currently hosted at IP address (this is a fake address, just for communicating). I can successfully access the site via I now want to allow a user to access

This url needs to use the same IP Address. It will be hosted on the same web server, but as its own application. Currently, I have created a new CNAME record with my GoDaddy account. That record has the following properties:


Host: m
Points To: @

On my web server, I have a web application called "Mobile". This application has a site binding with the following properties:

Site Binding

Type: http
Host Name:
Port: 60
IP Address:

When I type "" into my browser, I see the original website. I do not see the mobile version. What am I doing wrong?

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You need to set up a host header in your binding for your site, so that the webserver knows where to go when you hit the same IP address with, and not just

Just set it to and that site will host your mobile version of the webapp while your other site running the same port, will handle the other traffic to or

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Port: 60 means that your app is listening on port 60. You'll need to add :60 to the end of your URL to access it.

Chances are you don't have a port specific binding, or have a wildcard binding for *, which will cause all unmatched requests to be answered by

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You need to combine @MDarra and @LarsWA answers to make it work: setup both sites to use host headers in your binding as well as port 80.

basically, you'll have the following bindings:

Port: 80


Port: 80

That will do what you want. Just be aware that it will NOT work with SSL/HTTPS

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