Wednesday, January 09, 2013 3:48 PM
I received a request to add 3 new child websites to our client's dedicated Windows Server 2008, but I'm not sure how to perform their request for "domain name filtering"....
Currently, they have a single IP address & a single domain (i.e. www.abc.com). Now however, they want 3 child websites setup (i.e. "child1.abc.com", "child2.abc.com", & "child3.abc.com")
Here's their full request:
"Those 3 websites that you newly setup, please put them on the server. There is only one IP address out there so use the DNS name filter for each site. We'll use
for each one. "
How would I go about doing this DNS name filtering? I tried googling but not much came up on it. Is he referring to something else & not using the correct terminology?
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 5:08 PM
The terminology they are using isn't correct in this case - what they really mean is set up those names in DNS and set host header values in IIS on each new website.
So you will add A records in the abc.com DNS zone for child1, child2, and child3, all resolving to the single IP address for that server. On the server in IIS, you will use host header values on each new site to correspond to these names: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/WindowsServer2003/Library/IIS/883a9544-3f70-4d46-a6df-bbadbd1fe7de.mspx?mfr=true
Note that if they require SSL/TLS you must have a unique IP address for each name.
- Marked As Answer by Goalie35 Wednesday, January 09, 2013 5:25 PM