2008-09-18

IIS hosting

TODO:
  1. From a PC use the Windows Professional's IIS to host an .aspx page that uses SQL Server Express 2005.
    1. boutell.com/newfaq/creating/hostmyown.html
    2. Include some notes & directions howto:
      1. Open up the IIS window on the PC by doing so: >My Computer >Manage >Services and Applications >IIS
      2. >Local Disk E: >Inetpub >ftproot (Go here to check the stuff that gets hosted (Thus FTP to here).)
      3. Then go to http://localhost/ in a browser's address bar to view the test .aspx page
      4. Etc...
  2. Take the dynamic IP of our IIS and put it in the browser's address bar to test. (Ex. http://192.168.254.2/Default.aspx)
  3. Get a static IP from DynDNS.com and add it to the IP input field in mydomainname.com's GoDaddy dashboard. Thus mydomainname.com with GoDaddy will point to the IP of our IIS server hosting PC.
  4. We are getting an error when our page includes a database stuff: aspspider.com/resources/Resource170.aspx
  5. Add mydomainname.com to here domains.live.com (What this service does, I do not know yet.)
Much later TODO:
  1. Set up a mail-server on the said IIS (or activate it if one is included with it)
  2. Take the DNS settings from Hotmail and add them so email messages to mydomainname.com's domain name get sent to his said domain name (ex. bob@mydomainname.com).
  3. MX (Mail Exchange) records are used in DNS records (or Zone files) to specify how email should be routed.
Extras
  1. With IIS7 Rewrite module a website can have a .htaccess file. See hanselman.com/blog/ASPNETMVCAndTheNewIIS7RewriteModule.aspx.