Install and promote a website on IIS (Windows 7, 8, 10)

Step 1: Install IIS (Internet Information Services)

1.1 First go to “MyComputer”


1.2 Click on “Uninstall or change a program”

1.3 Click on “Turn Windows features on or off”

1.4 Select “Internet Information Services”


1.5 Click OK.

Step 2: Create a Website on IIS

2.1 Run IIS Manager (or Find IIS)

2.2 Stop the Default Web Site


2.3 Create a New Web Site

2.4 Give a name and the Physical path.


Step3 (optional): Permissions (only if you have permission problems: HTTP Error 500.19 and/or 401.3)

Grant read permissions at group IIS_IUSRS and to the user IUSR for the folder of the website:

  1. On Windows Explorer, search for the folder that contains your website and select it;
  2. Right button of the mouse on that folder and click Proprieties;
  3. Click on tab Security and then, click on Edit.
  4. Click on Add;
  5. In the new box, write IIS_IUSRS and click on Check names, and then click OK;
  6. Repeat the step 5 for IUSR;
  7. Then click again on OK;


Step4: Test it on your browser

On your browser type http://localhost/