IIS (Internet information services) Learn Windows Web Server

We will learn the basics of IIS and go over what IIS how it works going
to install it on both windows 10 clients. Windows server will go and host our websites we
will see how to work with bindings and application pools. Much more when you finish this
video you will be able to start working with IIS and start hosting. You are websites if you are
ready let’s start together. IIS (Internet information services) Learn Windows Web Server IIS in 30 Minutes


How to start work in IIS (Internet information services) Learn Windows Web Server IIS in 30 Minutes

Let’s start so what IIS or Internet Information Services let’s make things simple by looking over them.
For this example let’s say we have a web application or a website it can be static or dynamic like
asp.net. PHP and now we need to make it available all over the world on the Internet
so now to bring the website online obviously we have to host. It is on a web server and whenever a
user requests the website by trying to type its name in a web browser address. The requests will
be resolved by the worldwide DNS servers to acquire the server IP address and then. It will
route the user request to the target web server then the web server is responsible for the processing.
The request and reply to the user in the form of HTML pages using HTTPS or HTTP protocol
wait a little bit.

Relation between IIS And about it IIS (Internet information services) Windows Web Server IIS

What’s the relation between IIS and what I am talking about simply IIS is
a Windows component that works as a web server. And it’s responsible for hosting both web and FTP
sites on your server are very nice now let’s install IIS on both windows10 and Windows Server 2012
r2. Let’s start with Windows 10 it’s very simple let’s open the control panel and open programs then.
Click on Turn Windows Features on or off and here just check internet information services
and click okay very simple.
Let’s wait a little bit for IIS to be installed now click close very nice let’s open the Start
menu now and search for IIS here it is open. This is the East management console
this is where most of our work will be now let’s install IIS on Windows Server 2012
r2.

How to open and use IIS (Internet information services)

It’s very simple just open the server manager byclicking on the server icon in the taskbar
or just open the. Start the menu and click on the server manager now click on manage add roles
and features to add a role select role-based or feature-based installation and click. Next
here is the serve
r I am installing on if you are managing a remote server then be sure to. Select
the appropriate server that is now in the roles list go down and check the web server IIS role. It will ask
you to add some features related to IIS click add features now and continue. The
role service tab and here we have a list of all services related to the IIS role I’m

The installation process of IIS (Internet information services)

Going to install
just some of the main features to work with the core of IIS just check asp.net 3.5 and 4.5
also. I will select the management service that allows you to manage this server remotely. I
think this is enough later on we will install each service as needed now click next and here. There is
a small thing I want to mention which is related to Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8. When you
try to add .net framework 3.5 the installation will ask you for the installation directory. Which
is located on the Windows installation disk or ISO file so now just click on specify an alternate.

Using process os ISO file in IIS (Internet information services)

Source path and open your installation disk or ISO file then go to the sources folder then SxS
and. Copy this directly to the installation wizard okay I think this is simple now
let’s click install and begin the installation.
All right awesome here we are the installation finished let’s close it and as you can see now.
We have an IIS role added to our main server manager dashboard on the left now we can click on
tools. Open the internet information services manager here and here we are this is the main console.

What are web server and IIS mastery?

Here is a site section we had a default website that is added automatically let’s click on browse
test it very nice this is the default website is working and everything is fine hi friends here i
am again just want to mention something that this video is a part or a small part of my web server
IIS mastery course on udemy if you are interested in learning more about IIS about advanced options
about securing IIS about high availability about three case scenarios are much much much more then
you can find my course link in the description below if you want to thank you and let’s continue our course before going deep into the course when I talk about a small tool from Microsoft.

Web platform using process and its importance

That’s very important when it comes to managing the IIS web server it is the web platform installer
the tool let’s go directly into the topic and start by installing the tool to see how it works just
open your web browser and search for a web platform installer you’ll find the first thing on google
from Microsoft open the link and here in my case it’s version 5.0 the latest version click
on free download and save the file and continue your installation it’s very basic to launch the file
run and here we are this is the tool installed and ready to be used as you can see we have products
we have applications in the products we have server products frameworks we have the bases.

Python SDKs applications and models

tools and so on basically what this tool does is allows you to install some components
and models related to IIS and facilitate the work with these components and updating installing and
so on as you can see we have applications PHP have Python Windows SDKs related
to Azure also we have WordPress Joomla Moodle and so on we have a lot of applications
and models that we can use simply with our IIS server let’s do an example I will search for URL
rewrite which is a very important tool in IIS don’t worry about it now just I’m testing
For the web platform installer tool just selects it and click to install it will show you the prerequisites.

Using of internet information services manager

and what will happen just click accept and the installation will begin and everything will be
done by the web platform tool you don’t worry about anything everything will be configured and installed using the tool and this is what makes it very powerful all right now let’s
start by creating our first website and see how to host it in the IIS manager let’s open IIS
simply click on the server manager icon and click on Tools then internet information services manager
if you remember here we so we have a default website in the side section and we open that

What are the localhost address and their usage?

Using the browser it’s localhost just write localhost in your browser address and this is
our default website so now let’s create our own custom website just right click on sites and click
add a website alright as you can see we have to set the site name as the name that
will appear in the IIS manager as a best practice set this site name as your domain name so it will
be easier for management especially if you have multiple websites on your server so set up a website
a name I will set website1.com and the next thing we have to do is to set the physical path

Overview of IIS (Internet information services)

simply the physical path is where your website files are located here I will select my sample
website in the inetpub folder directory in the C Drive which is a default path that comes with
the web server manager selects my path web server 1 let‘s see where this is located open C Drive
epub and here we have website 1 and here is a website let’s open the index page it’s a
sample HTML static website let’s open it and here we are this is my sample website now the second
the option we have to set is the bindings are very very important I will explain it in a little
a bit but for now bindings is the method that the IIS uses to identify websites upon requests so when a

HTTP and HTTPS and using SSL

user requests a certain website using its hostname or its IP address the binding is responsible for
identifying and getting the appropriate website upon that request in the bindings we have 4 things
to set the first one is the protocol type we can set between HTTP and HTTPS if you are using SSL
certificate for securing your website we will talk about this later the second thing that set is the
The IP address you can set your website to a pin using a specific IP address or using any IP address on
your server I will keep it as all unassigned now and the third thing you have to set the port number as

Process of IIS (Internet information services)

You know HTTP by default works on port 80 so it’s not recommended to change this port except if you
are using a private application that you want to secure with a certain port number it’s up to you
and now we have the hostname simply it is the domain name of your website or your subdomain
in my case, I will be using localhost since I am working with a lab environment just to test now
our website and here we are so here we are we create our new website website1.com let’s open
it clicks on browse and oops we have opened the local host and the default website is open and not

Make a website and work on it

our new website what happened simply happens because both websites have the same bindings we
have localhost as a domain name or as a hostname for both websites so to fix this we have to edit
he bindings so edit the bindings of our website and we have to change the hostname to a certain
canonical name for us since this is a lab and we don’t have a public domain name to use I will do
a simple trick using the host’s file alright to do this let’s open notepad as administrator so open
the Start menu go to notepad and be sure to right-click and run as administrator now click file and
let’s open the hosts’ file navigate to the C windows system32 drivers ETC folder then click on show

How to use files and work on it

all files and here is the host file open it and here we are now let’s add a record in this host
file I will say 127.0.0.1 which is a local address let’s map it to our domain name website 1.com simply
what this file is it somehow acts as a local DNS for your Windows server so it can map an
IP address to your domain name in this way when we map our domain to the local address when the
the browser tries to access this domain name it thinks that this domain is hosted locally so it navigates
to your local server to open it I hope the idea is simple now just save the file and let’s close it
write website1.com in the bindings hostname and let’s now try to open our website

Management of IIS (Internet information services)

Very very nice as you can see we opened website 1.com in our browser and everything
is fine so now we have two websites our default website with local hostname binding and
our hosted website 1.com you can simply right-click on the website and click explore to open
the physical directory and see your files so this is it and this is how you can create
your website your own website and host it inside the IIS server manager alright everyone I hope you
are enjoying my course and everything is fine okay let’s consider we have a user requesting
a certain website called www.web1.com so whenever a user requests a website the.

The benefit of DNS and its use method

worldwide DNS servers will get the request and you will be targeted to the appropriate server on the Internet
and this is done using the server’s IP so now we have selected the appropriate server which
is hosting the website very nicely now inside this web server we may have multiple websites hosted
so how the server will know which website the user is requesting is very simple this is done using the
websites bindings so here it comes to the roles of bindings as I showed you before we can use
multiple parameters to identify or differentiate between websites on the same server this can be
by the domain name or the hostname like in our case where we are using web 1.com as the

Working in DNS for IIS (Internet information services)

hostname or maybe using the IP address or even the port number we will see this in a little bit
also, IIS will know if the connection is secured using HTTP as a protocol by looking at the configuration
of the bindings for this website, I hope you got the point and how the bindings work in general
let’s now go back to our server to show you how to use these bindings and to show different scenarios
so first let’s delete the default website since we are not going to use it again our course will
work with our custom websites now we have website 1.com let’s test it open the browser website 1.com
very very nice everything is fine now let’s right-click on the website and click on edit bindings
select our binding and click Edit here we have set the website to bind to a certain hostname

The main part of DNS and its working

let’s remove it now and select an IP address this is the default IP in our server click OK and
close this dialog now open the browser and let’s type the IP address in the address bar as you can
see how our website is working but using the IP address and not the hostname okay let’s now do
another thing open the bindings again and now I will change the port number and set it to 81
now let’s refresh our website using the same IP address but the website will fail to load
why is that simply because we change the port to 81 in the binding and by default the web browser
is using port 80 to work with the HTTP protocol so obviously, it will fail to load the website

Using of website and working on a website

so now if want to fix this let’s open the website but now just add a colon after the IP address and
add 81 as a port number and awesome that’s it now our website is working under port 81 I hope
you get the point and everything is clear when we create a new website in IIS as you can see here
in the wizard automatically IIS will create an application pool for the website to work with
so what is an application pool to make things simple whenever you host a website on your web
server the website processing and execution we are done using a worker processor which is
part of the application pool so that the application pool will automatically be created

The benefit of a website and its usage of it

when you create a website you can think of it as a logical container where the website
will work inside now each website can have its application pool or you can create
multiple websites that use the same application pool alright so here we are again our server we
You can find the list of application pools here by clicking on the application pools icon on the left here is the list of application pools on your server here as you can see we
have website one website two application pools each associated with its website now to
add a new application pool simply right-click here and click on add application pool now set
the name of the application pool you want and here we have two options the framework and the

PHP website and IIS6 and WPW usage in IIS (Internet information services)

pipeline mode in general if your application is using dotnet then select the appropriate
framework from the list if it’s a PHP website or a website that is not using .net then
you can use non-managed code and the pipeline mode for now set it to integrated and go for
the classic mode is used in IIS6 for older websites now we can go to the Advanced Settings
of any website and change the application pool you want to run your website on it is very simple
20:07now let’s see this open web browser and let’s open my website 1.com now the open task
manager and go to the details section and here if we go down you will see the WPW process this

The way the identity of the website

is the process of the worker processor that is associated with this website application pool you can see the user name is website 1.com which is the identity of the website
the application port is running with let’s now again open website2.com and as you can see
we have other processes created for this website with the website2.com identity so this is what I am
talking about is the processor or the worker processor that is associated with a certain
the website now if these two websites were working with the same application pool then we have one

Cpu usage the ID in IIS (Internet information services)

process only for both if you want to monitor and see the worker processes that are working inside
your IIS manager just clicks on the server node and clicks on worker processes and he will find
all the worker processes running on the server we can see the CPU usage the process ID the state the
private and the virtual memory and so on alright now what are the main reasons for using the application
pools as I mentioned before we can create multiple websites for the same application pool and we can
create multiple application pools on the same server this architecture will provide isolation
for our websites so isolation is the main reason for using application pools so now we can use
different frameworks like framework 2 in the first application pool and framework 4 for the

New feathers of window IOS

other one or we can implement different security aspects or maybe apply different settings that
corresponds to each group of websites so we can have full isolation between websites so if
application pool as an example recycles the other application pool websites will not be affected
other things you have to know let’s take this example we have a website that has two folders
containing two sections of our pages of your website let’s say the services pages and the
cart pages what you have to know are that we can divide a certain website into multiple
application pools like moving the services folder to an application pool and the card

New update in the window and IIS (Internet information services)

other application pools like application pool 1 and application pool 2 in this example in
this way if you have a part of your website that has some bugs or maybe you are testing something
new that may contain some bugs or may cause the application pool to reboot than in this
the way the second part of your website will not be affected and this is significant if you are
testing something as I mentioned all right now I wanna show you how to install and configure FTP
the server on your web server to access your files and websites using FTP first thing you have
to do is navigate the server manager and be sure to install the FTP server feature or role click

New functions and FTP usage process

on manage add roles and features navigate to the server roles and navigate down to the web server
and check the FTP server expand it and check FTP accessibility also click on the next install
just wait a moment now it’s finished let’s open again web server manager click on the server
node now in the sides just right click and now we can have the capability to add an FTP site let’s
add one let’s name it web1FTP as an example select the physical path I will say C inetpub
website1 as an example and click OK now click on next here you can select the binding
as on the website, you can select any IP address and the port would be by default 21 that is used

The complete process of FTP and its method in IIS (Internet information services)

FTP so if you are using FTP on your server please be sure to allow also port 21 in your firewall
we can select the SSL to be used also then it will be SFTP now I will use no SSL and
I will start the FTP site let’s click on next here you set the authentication you can
set anonymous of course you don’t want to use anonymous authentication with FTP so anyone can access your
data so you have to use the basic authentication and select the users you want you can select specified
users and let’s say as an example admin and you select the permission to read and write or maybe

Using FileZilla and its importance

all only read it’s up to your architecture and click finish now you have this web FTP that can
be accessed remotely using an FTP client alright let’s test our FTP now just open your browser and
Search for an FTP client and you’ll have a list of FTP clients you can download I am working with
FileZilla just now download the FileZilla client click on download and download the software and install
it it’s very simple after installing the software this FileZilla client just open it and now I will
say localhost since I’m working locally here of course you set the IP of the server or the
name of the server your domain name just enter the username which is admin and set the password which

Windows administrator password and we use port 21 let’s click on Quick Connect

can see this website here is listed and this as our files FTP will help you if you want to update
your data your files or your website from directly synchronized from your local machine which is the
developer machine to the target website you can synchronize directly by uploading and downloading
file as you can see upload files and download files and so on so this is how you can configure
FTP service on your web server to access your website remotely using FTP clients is okay before I
end this video I want to show you how to install WordPress on your IIS server and I will show you

Just open your server node and click on the web platform


the installer that we installed in the last lectures just double-click to open it and wait for a little
bit for it to load alright now simply search for WordPress and here it is the WordPress
application click on add and simply click install now it will ask you for the prerequisites it
says we need MySQL and it’s not installed just select the password of the root and everything
will be configured automatically this is the root password of MySQL just put it here and click

install WordPress with MySQL for Windows

just click I
accept and now just wait for the installation to finish it’s very simple as you can see this
is the power of the web platform installer if you want to do this manually you have to download the
MySQL connectors MySQL SDKs MySQL for Windows and install them and get the WordPress
from its website install them and configure them and so on this will be done automatically using
the web platform installer for that it’s very important to install it on your IIS server now

just wait a little bit for the installation to finish wonderful the installation

is finished and
now we are in the configuration section just select a new website and give it a website name let’s
say my WordPress and this is the website name let’s say WordPress let’s name it WP and let’s set
the physical path to my computer c drive inetpub make a new folder here and let’s say WordPress and
now let’s click OK and set the bindings here the IP address is All unassigned and port 80 and let’s
name the hostname as www.myWP.com so this is my hostname I will put this in the host file as

I showed you in the lecture where we installed our first website

now just open notepad and run it as
administrator and let’s open the hosts’ file it’s in the C Drive windows system with 32 drivers etc
click all files and here’s the host file now I will get this hostname and paste it down here
29:45127.0.0.1 and here we are let’s save it and close this and click continue
and here we have to set some authentication keys that WordPress uses you can use any phrase for
now let’s say I will put this phrase 123456789_0@wordpress and let’s copy it copy this
here and here just copy the security keys salt and click on continue and the configuration will now

start as you can see the installation is very simple using the web

platform installer let’s
wait a little bit now and awesome as you can see it shows you the password of your database the
username and the password you can save these so you can use them later just put them somewhere
else on your notepad or any file and click on finish very nice as you can see the browser will
open automatically and this is my website my WP.com is opened automatically and this is the
WordPress installation click continue and here’s the site title the username and so on you can continue the installation and start using WordPress using your IIS server welcome again I hope you enjoyed

Enjoy the IIS (Internet information services) Learn Windows Web Server IIS

this mini-course and you got some benefits and you can now start working with web server IIS as I
mentioned before if you are interested in learning more about IIS and going more in detail please refer
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