IIS Fails to Start Multiple Sites on the same IP & port

November 27, 2006 / General Discussion

This could be one of the solutions to the standard problem we are facing, that of the name-based sites not starting on the same shared IP and Port 80Host headers is what allows you to do name-based hosting.

ie IIS looks at the HTTP header information for the hostname and returns the correct site depending on that information. Webppliance automatically sets up host headers for the domain.com and www.domain.com

If you add additional host headers ( say you want domain.net aliased to domain.com) remember that Ensim does not add the additional domain to DNS. You have to add that manually.

So, the next time we come across such a situation (which is not too infrequent as far as I remember), please try to implement the above and check out if it does really work.

And, if you do manage to get it to work, please update this post so we can all be sure of it. Hope you enjoyed reading it. You can get in touch with the bodHOST support team at any anytime. Don’t forget to look at our web hosting plans.