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    Default Multiple websites in Windows 7

    I'm running Windows 7 Home and IIS 7 on my dev laptop.

    Can I run multiple websites (localhost)?

    Not virtual or subfolders off of the root but actually have 2 (or more) separate sites like localhost and localhost2 each mapped to a different folder?

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    I don't know about Windows7, but with Windows Vista the answer is "No." You can change from using LOCALHOST to using a named site, but the stripped down version of IIS that ships with non-server versions of Windows Vista (and Windows XP, by the by) does not support multiple sites. I would *strongly* suspect the answer is the same with Windows 7.

    At a minimum, I think you have to buy Windows Small Business Server as the "smallest" version of windows that supports multiple sites.

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    You can use Webmatrix:
    http://www.microsoft.com/web/webmatrix/

    You can host unlimited number of sites on a localhost. That includes classic ASP, PHP and .NET applications. And you can install great apps from the app gallery.

    Works on Windows XP, Vista, 7, and no doubt it will work on 8 as well...

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    Ummm...PCO: I read him to mean he wanted multiple URLSs to point to different directories on the same server. That is, http://www.one.com and http://www.two.com and have them pointing to different directories. Can WebMatrix really do that? Not from what I read.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Wilkinson View Post
    Ummm...PCO: I read him to mean he wanted multiple URLSs to point to different directories on the same server. That is, http://www.one.com and http://www.two.com and have them pointing to different directories. Can WebMatrix really do that? Not from what I read.
    I have not read that particular requirement in the question Bill. And no, Webmatrix will not work that way. Actually, you cannot even run different sites simultaneously. But that was not a requirement either...

    Maybe classicaspordeath2 has to clarify what he really needs...

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    Bill Wilkinson understood correctly. Thanks for replies.

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