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Add A Website to Windows Server 2016 Using Host Headers


Learn how to configure a host header in order to add additional websites to a server with Windows Server 2016. This process allows you to host multiple websites with unique domain names on the same server and IP address.


•             A Cloud Server with Windows Server 2016.

•             A registered domain name which is pointing to the server's IP address.

Configure a Host Header

Use Remote Desktop to connect to the server. On the Server Manager Dashboard, click Tools > Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.



In the Connections pane, click to expand the server entry, then right-click Sites.

 Click Add Website...

  Fill out the following information:

           Site name: A title for the site (like Example Site)

  • Physical Path: Click ... and choose the directory where the site's files will be stored.
  • IP Address: Click the drop-down menu and select the server's IP address.
  • Host name: Enter the domain name for the site (like

 Click OK to add the site. 

The website will be added, and you will be able to view the website's files in a browser.



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