IIS is the acronym for Internet Information Services, the webserver provided by Microsoft.

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Huge difference in visits/hits between IIS logs and google analytics

I use google analytics to monitor visitors access, and I am very happy with it, easy to use blabla, you name it :) Few days ago I copied IIS logs from website and used free/evaluation commercial log ...
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How to change the listening port on IIS 7 web application?

I have an apache running on port 80, I want to move my Web Applications to *:8080 But I don't remember how. I've seen this link but Edit Bindings isn't in my options list. Not even in Basic Settings ...
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Google Webmaster Tools says my XML sitemap “appears to be an HTML page”

We're running a lot of sites and we've started to get a lot of these errors in Webmaster Tools: Sitemap is HTML Your Sitemap appears to be an HTML page. Please use a supported sitemap format ...
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Blogging platform for private/family blog? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which Content Management System (CMS) should I use? I am trying to setup a blog to be used for our family. This blog will not be open to the public and family members ...
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Undefined 404's not logging

Our custom 404 page sends us Emails to notify us of broken links. We've been lately getting emails with such a missing page: http://domain.com/undefined However, no log entries (IIS) exist on that ...
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How can I set the default page for an https request?

We have a website which has a Virtual Directory containing the secure portion of the website. If users come to http://www.mydomain.com, they should get directed to default.aspx of the main site, but ...
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How can I prevent Googlebot from indexing web service URL's?

I have a problem with googlebot and bingbot accessing our web service. We have a search application created in aspx that is integrated into a drupal website. Users perform searches based on postal ...
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How to have my customized extension?

I have recently found a .htaccess trick in which I can remove file extension from the URL, example.com/file.html looks like example.com/file Now my humor says that I can replace any extension to my ...
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Ensuring secure downloads for IIS

One of my customers wants to make sure that when someone downloads a file from their website the file being downloaded is secure from third parties capturing the downloaded information. Their site is ...
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Why doesn't Firefox cache my images and CSS

I am using IIS7, I have already set up the following. But when I run Firefox it seems not to cache any of my images even with "remember history" set. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> ...
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Canonicalization for www/non-www URLs and IP/domain on a Windows server

I have checked my website using this SEO tool and the results report 2 issues: Test your site for potential URL canonicalization issues. Canonicalization describes how a site can use slightly ...
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IIS Dynamic IP Restrictions Module and Googlebot

I consider using IIS Dynamic IP Restrictions Module in order to make it hard for DoS (Denial of Service) attacks. But I am not sure how that would work out for search engine bots like Googlebot. Any ...
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Can I get IIS to treat some .shtml files as .php files?

I want to be able to get IIS to interpret SHTML files (only in a specific directory) as PHP, and interpret the rest as SHTML. If so, then how?
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Redirect URL ending with dot

I submitted my site's URL to my workplace's printed newsletter and when I get the printed version, they added a dot to the end of it. Some people will realize that the period is not a part of the URL ...
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URL rewriting via forward proxy

I have an app that runs inside my firewall and talks out to multiple end points via HTTP/HTTPS on a non-standard port e.g. http://endpoint1.domain.com:7171, http://endpoint2.domain.com:7171 What I ...
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Web form losing POST values in a proxy environment

I have an ASP.NET form (a login page), when I POST the values to the server (windows, IIS 6), the request passes through a proxy and the POST pareameters end up getting lost and ultimately the page ...
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Dynamically rewrite URLs upon the user's selection - is it possible?

In my PHP based web application, there's a form that generates a URL according to the user's selection. The form has 7 different fields, each one of them affects the final URL, none of them is ...
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IIS executes “malicious.asp;.txt” as ASP file. What the?

I investigated a situation where 300+ websites hosted on an IIS server were pwned by a hacker. Investigation led me to a text file that contained malicious ASP-classic code. The file was named ...
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IIS isn't propagating domain

I called GoDaddy and verified my settings for the two IPs as follows. ns1.asezo.com = xx.xx.xx.15 ns2.asezo.com = xx.xx.xx.16 Then I set the NAMESERVERs of asezo.com to the ns1/ns2 above, which ...
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SSL 128bit… Why not 256bit

Have set up an SSL certificate for a new site, and in checking with the browser, the SSL states it's encrypted with 128bit encryption. I have tried with the latest versions of Chrome, IE9 and FF, all ...
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routing or redirecting www.domain.com to domain.com with IIS

What's the safest, and most effective way of redirecting traffic from the www.domain.com to domain.com or vice versa with IIS?
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70K of 301 redirects

I have a website with about 1.5M pages. I am condensing pages that do not have large amounts of content to improve the quality of the site. As a result I have about 70K pages that I have added a < ...
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How to log username in Apache logs?

I need some help regarding how to log the user-name into apache logs. I'm building a use-case for Security Information Event Management. Is the method the same in case of IIS or just applicable to ...
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Web page layout becomes broken when moved to live

I want to preface my question with the fact that I'm only a front-end web developer, so please excuse my gross lack of knowledge in this area. My company has three webservers: one for development ...
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IIS - HTTP Redirect all requests for one virtual directory to another

How do I set up an HTTP Redirect rule to redirect all requests for a virtual directory to another virtual directory, when I don't know the hostname or complete URL, and cannot use the URL Rewrite ...
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Several sub domains pointing to one folder. Fasthosts problem

I have a ASP.net website e.g. www.website.com. The idea is that you will go to the URL 'yourname.website.com' and my site will request the name from the sub domain, process it and change the content ...
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Unchecked read permissions for folder to password protect but now get 500(Internal Server Error)

I unchecked the read permissions for a folder I have on a Godaddy Windows shared host that I want password protected and it worked first time but since going back I get 500 (Internal Server) Error. ...
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full environment for development and production web site [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find web hosting that meets my requirements? is there any hosting that gives you full environment for development and production web site including IIS,Sql ...
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aspnet_regiis -lk is not listing the site I need

I am trying to release a site to run under framework 4 on a server that also hosts framework 2 sites. By default the App has defaulted to framework 2, but when I try to change it's framework to 4 I ...
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IIS 7.5 and authenticating client certificates

I am trying to understand if the functionality I am seeing is how client certs and SSL is supposed to work, or if I've done something wrong. I have a site running under IIS 7.5 that is using a cert ...
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IIS with multiple roots

Can IIS7 be setup to have many roots? Say I have a local server on our LAN called jupiter. Staff can view their sites via a folder structure such as http://jupiter/staff/karen. While this works ok, ...
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We require a blog plugin to our asp.net website? [duplicate]

We require a blog plugin to our existing ASP.net website. I've used Wordpress before, however as our site is ASP / IIS Wordpress is out (I understand there may be workarounds but would prefer ...
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Help regarding ugrading iis on windows xp

i am right now on windows xp and iis v5.1, Can i upgrade this to IISv6.0 on windows xp, is it supported. IF so where should i download the installation file for it.
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Is there any way to debug redirection rules in.htaccess?

I have an .htaccess file with over 200 redirection rules. It seems some of them are conflicting each other. Is there any way to find out which one is responsible of redirect on a particular request? ...
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How do I go about assigning my computer to my domain name?

I've just registered a domain name, just to test how uploading a website works (I've made heaps, but never uploaded one), and I am unsure of where to go next. I wish to use my own personal computer ...
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Does installing PHP using the Microsoft IIS Web Platform Installer require a restart?

Does installing PHP using the Microsoft IIS Web Platform Installer require a restart? I don't want downtime. But I don't want to manually install it either.
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DNS: Getting www.example.com set up

I set up a recent (Wordpress) project on Microsoft Azure with a domain from 123-reg. When I set up the DNS servers I am getting example.com is working to the site, but www.example.com isn't and is ...
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Can I set www.something.com to be my AName record

I was just hoping someone could point me in the right direction. I want to have my website hosted which I want to display as www.mydomain.com I also need mydomain.com and blog.mydomain.com to go to ...
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How can I turn on compression for my IIS 7 web sites?

I am using IIS7 and trying to optimize as much as possible. I had one suggestion about compression but I am not sure how to turn this on. I am familiar with making changes to Web.Config but not sure ...
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How to map URL to IP?

I'm completely ignorant when it comes to hosting. Suppose I have a web application up and running on IIS 6.0 locally, and then I publish it (somehow?) I assume the site will be accessible from ...
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Why can't I connect to a local website remotely?

I set up a web server (for media wiki, specifically) on a computer with a few other functional web sites. I chose port 9191. It works correctly from localhost:9191. When I attempt to view the site ...
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What is the advantage of increasing “maximum worker processes” in IIS?

What is the advantage of upping the "Maximum Worker Processes" from the default of 1 in IIS? Given that it seems any worker process can reply to a request from a single client (ie they are not ...
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IIS Rewrite Module 2.0 question

If I have to install "IIS Rewrite Module 2.0" on my machine for it to work, since my web site runs on a shared web server, does that mean that my host has to have this installed in order for it to ...
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Lost permission for anyone to access my websites

Yesterday I mysteriously lost the permission to remote desktop to my Windows 2008 server as Administrator. At the same time when trying to access my website I got a window up prompting me for a user ...
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Force SSL on IIS site with NT authentication

We recently implemented SSL on our reseller portal and have been receiving complaints about needing to log in twice. This is of course because they bookmarked the site before we had SSL so their ...
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Unable to download microsoft excel files from a IIS SSL site

The web master at my corporation added SSL to the web site and now none of my users can download Microsoft word and xcel files the sites generates. According to Microsoft the following must be down. ...
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URL Rewrite http to https EXCEPT files in a specific subfolder

I am trying to force all traffic on my web site to use HTTPS, using the URL Rewrite 2.0 module added to IIS 7.5. I got that working and now have a need to exclude a couple of pages from using SSL. So ...
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Web.config WordPress rewrite rules next to Magento

I've installed Magento on IIS in folder: E:\mydomain\wwwroot (I already have it all running correctly). I have no deeper folder magento, I placed all files directly in the wwwroot folder, so: ...
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How do I configure IIS 7.5 to allow using a network share as an image src?

I have a web application that will be used internally that points to images on a network drive. It works when I test it in VS, but the images don't load once published. I'm sure it's a setting in ...
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Resources to learn IIS on Windows Server 2012

I'm trying to learn how to manage IIS on Windows Server 2012 but I'm not sure where to look at. Can someone point out some books, videos, tutorials or other resources about that?