I need to use a web site different to my local Default Web Site for some development work on Windows 7, IIS 7.5. I have created a new web site called Umbraco, and in the bindings properties, I have an entry for port 80, all unassigned, with a host name of localumbraco.net. However, if I try and browse this host name, I get a Server not found error in the browser. What am I missing?


What have you done for DNS?

Simplest method: edit your HOSTS file in C:\windows\system32\etc\drivers\ and point localumbraco.net to localhost.

More robust method (if you want others on your network to view your website): add an entry in your local DNS server.

  • Aah, that's where it is (actually windows\system32\drivers\etc, but I haven't edited a hosts file for years, and couldn't find it, so I thought maybe things had changed. I'm just doing this for personal dev, so I'll leave DNS out of it for now. – ProfK Nov 27 '10 at 18:17

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