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HOW TO: Use Host Header Names to Host Multiple Sites from One IP Address in IIS 5.0
Article ID: 190008 - View products that this article applies to.
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This step-by-step article shows you how to use Host Headers to allow multiple host names to share a single IP address.
IIS allows you to assign any number of sites to a single IP address and distinguish them by using host headers. When IIS receives a request for a Web page, it looks at the information sent in by the browser. If the browser is HTTP 1.1 compliant (Internet Explorer 3.x and later, or Netscape Navigator 3.x and later), the HTTP header contains the actual domain name requested. IIS uses this to determine which site should answer the request.
If the browser is not HTTP 1.1 compliant, you can program a core page to display all sites available and allow the user to choose which site to use. For instructions on how to do this, see the references section at the bottom of this article.
For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
186810For additional information, click the link below to visit the following web site:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/186810/EN-US/ )Event ID 115 When Using Host Headers With IIS
Supporting Host Header Names in Older Browsers
Article ID: 190008 - Last Review: March 29, 2007 - Revision: 1.3