I have an ASP.NET application that I'm trying to upload to a server. the server is Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard with IIS 7.5.
The server IP address is like so: 212.199.xxx.yyy:zzz and is accessible using RDP.
I placed the application files in C:\inetpub\wwwroot\MySite and added it to IIS by right clicking the Default Web Site and selecting Add Application.
when I browse to the site like so http://localhost/MySite is works but if I try to access it from another computer like this http://212.199.xxx.yyy:zzz/MySite I get a This page can’t be displayed message.
I also added an Everyone permission to the application files. could it be because of the port? what else can I do to make it work?

  • If http://localhost/MySite works then it is clearly running in port 80. When you say you tried http://212.199.xxx.yyy**:zzz**/MySite, I am understanding you are trying a different port. Is the Default Web Site bound to that port? If so, is it bound to any IP or only a specific one?
    – Havenard
    Jul 23, 2014 at 6:58
  • Another point to note. Does http://localhost/MySite works when you use a browser other than Internet Explorer? Because IE will use Windows Authentication with localhost and access the page logged in as Administrator. This can be deceiving when debugging the problem.
    – Havenard
    Jul 23, 2014 at 7:03
  • how can check if the default web site is bound to a port? the site is accessible using localhost and chrome too.
    – Yoav
    Jul 23, 2014 at 7:11
  • Right click it and choose Edit Bindings...
    – Havenard
    Jul 23, 2014 at 7:12

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What you've done is told IIS that your Default Web Site is an application in itself. If you want MySite to be the application, you'd need to right-click that folder in IIS and select "Add Application". After that, you'd access the new application using something like http://212.199.xxx.yyy:zzz/MySite (assuming that http://localhost gives the same page as http://212.199.xxx.yyy:zzz; typically you access a site with just http://212.199.xxx.yyy).

And as you're accessing the folder rather than the start page directly, you'll need to make sure that the page you want it to display as the default is listed in the "default documents" for that folder/application.

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