Install IIS on Windows Server 2019

Hey Dev, welcome to this guide on how to install IIS on Windows Server 2019. Internet Information Services (IIS) is a web server used to host websites and web applications on the Windows operating system. In this article, we will take you through the step-by-step process of installing IIS on Windows Server 2019.

Prerequisites

Before we begin with the installation, there are a few prerequisites that you need to have:

  • A Windows Server 2019 machine
  • Administrator access to the machine
  • An active internet connection

Make sure you have all these prerequisites in place before proceeding with the installation of IIS.

Step 1: Open Server Manager

The first step is to open the Server Manager console. You can do this by:

  1. Clicking on the Windows Start button
  2. Searching for Server Manager in the search bar
  3. Clicking on the Server Manager icon in the search results

The Server Manager console should now be open.

Step 2: Add Roles and Features

The next step is to add the IIS role to your server. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Manage menu in the top-right corner of the Server Manager console
  2. Select Add Roles and Features from the drop-down menu
  3. Click Next on the Before you begin page
  4. Select Role-based or feature-based installation and click Next
  5. Make sure your server is selected and click Next
  6. Select Web Server (IIS) from the Server Roles list and click Next
  7. Click Next on the Features page
  8. Click Next on the Web Server Role (IIS) page
  9. Click Install on the Confirm installation selections page
  10. Wait for the installation to complete

Step 3: Verify Installation

After the installation is complete, you can verify that IIS is installed on your server. To do this:

  1. Open a web browser
  2. Type in the IP address or hostname of your server
  3. If IIS is installed correctly, you should see the default IIS web page

Step 4: Configure IIS

Now that IIS is installed on your server, you can configure it to host your website or web application. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager
  2. Click on the server name in the left-hand pane
  3. Click on the Sites folder
  4. Click on the Add Website link in the right-hand pane
  5. Enter the name of your website
  6. Enter the physical path to your website files
  7. Enter the hostname or IP address where your website will be accessed from
  8. Click OK to create the website

Step 5: Test Your Website

After you have configured your website in IIS, you can test it to make sure it is working correctly. To do this:

  1. Open a web browser
  2. Type in the hostname or IP address where your website is hosted
  3. If your website is working correctly, it should be displayed in the web browser
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FAQ

Question
Answer
Can I install IIS on Windows Server 2016?
Yes, you can install IIS on Windows Server 2016 using the same steps provided in this article.
How do I uninstall IIS from my server?
You can uninstall IIS from your server by opening the Server Manager console, navigating to the Web Server (IIS) role in the Server Roles list, and clicking Remove.
Can I host multiple websites on one IIS server?
Yes, you can host multiple websites on one IIS server by creating multiple websites in the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.

Conclusion

Installing IIS on Windows Server 2019 is a simple process that can be completed in just a few steps. By following the steps outlined in this article, you should be able to install IIS on your server and configure it to host your website or web application.