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Windows® Home Server Bible by Jennifer Ackerman Kettell, Greg Kettell

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Chapter 35. Building a Home Web Site

Do you sometimes feel that you're the last person in the world to have a presence on the World Wide Web? It does seem that just about everybody who is remotely tech savvy has a Web site or a blog to share with the world. You may or may not feel the need for all that, but maybe you just want to be able to share family photos with friends and relatives on a modest Web site that you control.

Or, maybe you do have a Web site or blog already, but you want to set up a secondary site to try new things out. Maybe you just want a private site for the family to be able to share information, sort of like a virtual refrigerator door.

Whatever your reason, you don't have to want it any longer, because your Windows Home Server has a built in Web server (Internet Information Services, or IIS) that is a powerful engine for hosting sites ranging from simple single page sites to full-blown ASP.NET Web applications.

With a little bit of work, and perhaps with a Web site builder software package, to assist you, you too can host a Web site on your own Windows Home Server.

In this chapter, we'll give you a tour of the IIS management console, and show you how the default Web sites provided with Windows Home Server (Home and Remote Access) are configured. We'll also show you how to make changes to these sites, and how to go about adding your own sites.

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