How To Setting Up IIS On Windows 10?

Internet Information Services (IIS) is a Windows feature that is widely used by web developers. If you wish to setting up IIS on Windows 10 computer, follow the below-mentioned steps.

Installing IIS using the GUI:

  • First, launch the Run dialog box by pressing the Windows + R shortcut keys.
  • Next, type ‘appwiz.cpl’ in the text box and press the Enter button to open the Programs and Features window.
  • Alternatively, click the Start menu and type ‘control panel’ in the search panel to setting up IIS on Windows 10.
  • Press the Enter key and give a double-click on the Control Panel app from the search result.
  • In the Control Panel window, click the Programs and Features tab.
  • In the Programs and Features window, navigate to the left-side panel and click on Turn Windows features on or off. 
  • In the Windows Features window, check the ‘Internet Information Services’ checkbox.
  • Click on OK and wait until the installation is completed.
  • After completing the installation, create your first web page for IIS.

setting up IIS on Windows 10

Installing IIS using the Command Prompt app:

  • Click the Start menu and type ‘cmd’ in the search panel.
  • From the search result, give a right-click on the Command Prompt app and select the Run as administrator option.
  • In the Command Prompt window, type ‘DISM /online /enable-feature /featureName: IIS-DefaultDocument /All’ and press the Enter key.
  • Once the installation is complete, you will receive a confirmation message.
  • To verify whether you have installed the IIS Manager properly on your computer, click the Start menu and type ‘IIS’ in the search panel.
  • Press the Enter key and you will see the Internet Information Services Manager tab.
  • Open it and navigate to the left-side panel.
  • Under Connections, expand Default Web Site.
  • Go to the Browser Website section and click on Browse *:80 (http).
  • Now, a default web site will be loaded in the browser on your computer.

Carry out these steps to setting up IIS on Windows 10 computer:

  • Open File Explorer and type ‘C:intepub\wwwroot’ in the address bar.
  • Now, you will see the default IIS web page file.
  • Open the Notepad app, name it as index.html, and save the file to the wwwroot location.
  • Select the All Files option from the Save as type drop-down menu and click the Save button.
  • Enter an HTML code for a basic web page and save it to the selected location.
  • Open the default browser and go to the default IIS web page.
  • Now, successfully setting up IIS on Windows 10 computer.