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Editing a website

  
 To edit a website click on Web then click “Web Sites”.
  
  
  
  
 Then click on the domain name.
  
  
  
 There are various option available to edit.
  
 Home Folder
  
        •  Redirect to another URL
  
                  o  Select “Redirection to URL” to redirect all requests from client application, such as web browser, to another Web site or virtual directory by entering a
                     URL in the box below.
        •  Change security settings
  
                   o  Tick “Enable Write Permissions” option to allow web site users uploading files and their associated properties to the enabled directory on your server
                      or to change content in a Write-enabled file. Write access is allowed only when web browser supports the PUT feature of the HTTP 1.1 protocol
                      standard.
  
                   o Tick “Enable Directory Browsing” to allow web site visitors seeing a hypertext listing of the files and subdirectories in this site.
  
                   o Tick “Enable Parent Paths” to allow web pages to use relative paths to the parent directory of the current directory (paths using the “..” syntax). This
                      option might be required for legacy ASP applications.
  
        •  Set the default document that loads
  
                   o Default documents are used by web server to identify a default document whenever a browser request does not specify a document name. Specify
                     default documents in a top-down search order.
  
        •  Change authentication options.
  
                   o Tick “Allow Anonymous Access” to allow anonymous connection to this web site. Normally, this option must be enabled for most web sites.
  
                   o Tick “Enable Integrated Windows Authentication” to require web site users entering their credentials in order to access the web site. Windows
                      authentication ensures that the user name and password are sent across the network in the form of a hash. This provides secure form of
                      authentication. Normally, this option must be disabled for most web sites.
  
                   o Tick “Enable Basic Authentication” to require web site users entering their credentials in order to access the web site. Basic authentication is part of
                      the HTTP specification and is supported by most browsers; however, user name and password are not encrypted and could present security risks.
                      Normally, this option must be disabled for most web sites.
  
  
  
  
 Virtual Dirs
  
 A virtual directory is a friendly name, or alias, for a physical directory on your server that does not reside in the home directory. For example, if you create a virtual directory called “images” from a folder anywhere on your server, the contents of that folder will appear at http://www.mydomain.com/images/ even though they are not physically located in the images/ subfolder of your web site’s root folder.
  
 To create a new virtual directory click “Create Directory” button. Specify virtual directory name and select its root folder. Click “Create Directory” button to finish the wizard. When directory is created you will be redirected to the screen with its properties. Properties look very similar to web site properties.
  
  
  
  
 Extensions
  
 The extensions section is used to enable/disable ASP, change the default ASP.NET version and select the PHP version. Once you have made your changes then click “Update”.
  
  
  
  
 Custom Errors
  
 The “Custom Errors” tab of web site properties allows you to customize HTTP error messages that are sent to clients when web server errors occur. It is possible to use generic default HTTP 1.1 errors, detailed custom error files that IIS provides, or create your own custom error files.
  
 To add a new custom error click “Add Custom Error” button. Specify error code and optional sub-code, select handler type and then type URL or path of custom error page. Error code is a number between 200 and 900; the most popular ones are: 404 – page not found, 401 – unauthorized and 403 – forbidden. To the full list of HTTP error codes type “http error codes” in search engine.
  
 If you select “File” for Handler type you should provide a path to error page file relative to web site root. For example, if 404.htm error page is located in the root of web site type “\404.htm” in Error content field. If you select “Redirect” you have to provide absolute URL to destination page, for example http://www.site.com/error.aspx. Finally, if you select “Execute URL” then you have to provide URL of custom error page relative to the web site root, for example “/error.aspx”.
  
 To add a new custom error click “Add Custom Error” button. Specify error code and optional sub-code, select handler type and then type URL or path of custom error page. Error code is a number between 200 and 900; the most popular ones are: 404 – page not found, 401 – unauthorized and 403 – forbidden. To the full list of HTTP error codes type “http error codes” in search engine.
  
 If you select “File” for Handler type you should provide a path to error page file relative to web site root. For example, if 404.htm error page is located in the root of web site type “\404.htm” in Error content field. If you select “Redirect” you have to provide absolute URL to destination page, for example http://www.site.com/error.aspx. Finally, if you select “Execute URL” then you have to provide URL of custom error page relative to the web site root, for example “/error.aspx”.
  
 After you’ve added or modified custom errors click “Update” button to update web site settings.
  
  
  
  
 Headers
  
 The “Headers” tab of web site properties allows you to customize custom HTTP headers that are sent from the web server to the client browser. Custom headers can be used to send instructions from the Web server to the client browser that are not yet supported in the current HTTP specification, such as newer HTTP headers that IIS may not inherently support at the time of the product’s release. For example, you can use a custom HTTP header to allow the client browser to cache the page but prevent proxy servers from caching the page.
  
 To add a new header click “Add Custom Header” button, specify header name and header value in corresponding fields. After you’ve added or modified headers click “Update” button to update web site settings.
  
  
  
  
MIME Types
  
 The “MIME Types” tab allows you to customize Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) types. MIME is a specification for creating file formats to be used in the exchange of e-mail, in Web documents, and in other applications on intranets and on the Internet. Each MIME format includes a MIME content type (“MIME type”) and subtype which denote the kind of data stored in the file. IIS includes a table of the most common Web-related MIME types/subtypes and associated file name extensions. If IIS does not have MIME information for a MIME-formatted file that you download, then IIS will attach a default MIME identity to that file. As a result, the client receiving the file may misinterpret its contents. You can manually add MIME types, subtypes, and file name extensions to IIS for files whose MIME identity is not in the table.
  
 To register a new MIME type click “Add MIME” button then specify MIME extension (it must start from the dot) and MIME type. After you’ve added or modified headers click “Update” button to update web site settings.
  
 You could find more information about MIME types by entering “MIME types” in search engine.
  
  

 

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