Have a glance on this article to know how to install IIS on windows 7. IIS is an abbreviation for Internet Information Services which is a web server from the Microsoft. It is in-built in the Windows operating systems, and is not installed by default .
If you are about to create a web page or a website, especially in the DotNet Framework then you can install IIS on your PC. IIS 7.5 is supported in windows 7 and the rest of windows operating system supports the other version of it. You need not to worry about the version as it is available in your system at its own. The only thing you have to do is to install it.
Steps to Install IIS on Windows 7
Step 1: Click on “Start”, and go to the “Control Panel”.
Step 2: Under “Programs” category, click on “Uninstall a program”.
Step 4: Here, you”ll get various features, select “Internet Information Services” i.e IIS to activate it.
Step 5: Click on “+” sign besides the “Internet Information Services” to configure the additional features
Step 6: I have selected “Web Management Tools” and “World Wide Web Services”.
You can choose these features according to your priority.
Step 7: Now, if you want to be more specific while configuring the World Wide Web Services, then click on “+” to expand it. In order to keep the web server secure, go to “Health and Diagnostics”.
I have selected “Http Logging” and “Tracing”. The tracing is used to trace the web requests easily.
Step 8: You can also select the “Performance Features”, on expanding it, you may see two options the one is for the static and the other one is for the dynamic content compression.
It should be selected according to the web pages you will create. I have chosen both “Static Content Compression” and “Dynamic Content Compression”.
Once you are done with all the changes, click on “OK” to install the IIS.
Step 9: It will take a few minutes to install it. Relax for a while, once you are finished with it, move to the next step.
Step 10: To ensure, that IIS is installed in your system. Open any browser, of which you are fond of, then in the address bar type “http://localhost”. You will see the webpage as shown below.
Now your installation is complete and you are ready to go. Enjoy the world of internet.