Additional Customization Tips

Update sites, jump pages, and error forwarding are three additional techniques you can use to customize your IIS Web sites. Each of these techniques is discussed in the sections that follow.

Using Update Sites to Manage Outages

An update site allows you to handle outages in a way that’s customer-friendly. Use the update sites function to display alternate content when your primary sites are offline. So rather than seeing an error message where the user expects to find content, the user sees a message that provides information regarding the outage as well as additional helpful information.

Each Web site you publish should have an update site. You create update sites by completing the following steps:

  1. Have your Web development ...

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