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Question with IIS - Two different IIS servers

Question with IIS - Two different IIS servers

I have one server that I have a website setup on port 80 and it works just fine from the internet.

I want to setup another webpage on our other server that also has IIS installed and will have a different sub domain

the only way i can get the second one to work is to change the port to 8080 so the only way I can access that website externally is

is there a way in IIS so the users don't have to add :8080 to the end of the web address when they go to type it in?


RE: Question with IIS - Two different IIS servers

use host headers

RE: Question with IIS - Two different IIS servers

its two different servers though? wouldn't that make a difference?

I don't know how to do that with two different servers.....

RE: Question with IIS - Two different IIS servers

You would have to use a different external address.

DNS point to and any packet on port 80 is forwarded to IIS1
what you want to do is also
DNS point to and any packet on port 80 is forwarded to IIS2.

Something somewhere has to uniquely identify which server the request is destined for
1) Hostheader - I can't see how that would work across 2 servers
2) target port number - I can see why you wouldn't want to use something other than port 80
3) targetr address - easy way - assuming you have more than 1 public address.

4) Move both sites onto the 1 IIS server and use host headers

5) Use a load balancer or FE IIS server to differentiate between requests on a host header basis and pass off to IIS1 and IIS2

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RE: Question with IIS - Two different IIS servers

Yeah, I was going to say - a loadbalancer would do this.
Or, one of your webservers could run as a reverse proxy.

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