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    IIS host header (bindings) question

    Hi, i have a question regarding the host headers or bindings in IIS.

    I have a website,

    mydomain.com and have added the bindings

    mydomain.com 80
    www.mydomain.com 80
    mydomain.com 443

    my question is, i host the DNS records for the domain too,

    If i add the dns record forums.mydomain.com is there a way i can bind this to a EXISTING site or directory within a site. Instead of having to create a whole new site.

    so if i have the website MYDOMAIN in IIS, and a subdirectory forums with the contents for the forum, how can i add the binding

    forums.mydomain.com 80

    Thanks guys!!
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    Under IIS you can set the host header value to the necessary assignment and have it bind to port 80. For example, the value you would use is forums.mysite.com with a binding on port 80. Then in the "basic settings" section you would just want to make sure it points to the proper physical path (i.e., c:\inetpub\wwwroot\mysite\forum). This is assuming you've created a new "site" in IIS and want to go that route.

    If it's the same physical site on your server, you could just add an A record to your public DNS info point forums.mysite.com to the proper IP address (extneral). This will route them to your main site; which I assume would have a "forum" hyperlink on it somewhere.

    Hope this answers your question.

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