I'm new in microsoft server administration, please forgive me in advance
I have a Hyper-V Windows Server 2012 instance with IIS enabled.
I create a website on it with a custom name and a Application under it
everything works great when I access the website in the VM or from my Windows 10 Host PC
What I can't understand is, why is it only accessible by IP "http://ip/myapplication" ? why am I not able to access it by the VM hostname?
After searching on web I came across that I need a DNS server.
I confess that the concept of DNS is hard to understand for me (sorry) but even harder to get is: why the hell do I need a whole new server address this issue?
please help, be nice with a beginner