How to Host ASP.NET Website on IIS Server

Today i am going to host a ASP.NET website on IIS Server in Window 7.Here i have used visual studio 2010.if you are using visual studio 2010 then first install .NET Framework  4.0  or  4.5 on your system.For download .NET Framework 4.5 Click here .Because  Window 7  support .NET Framework 3.5. If your using Visual studio 2008 or less then no need to install .NET Framework 4.0 . There are some steps please follow step by step which are given below.
Step :1 First install IIS Server in your system(Window 7).For Window 7  Operating system follow it.
Start-->control panel-->Click uninstall a Program-->Click Turn Windows features on or off from left hand side-->Click Internet Information Services and check all the boxes which is shown below:

Step :2 Now click start button-->Search Inetmgr and open Inetmgr. Otherwise  Search
IIS and click Internet Information Services(iis) Manager.
see it:

Step :3 Now Right click on Sites-->Add web site
see it:

Step :4 Now filled the following fields which is shown below in image. 
Enter Site name-->Physical path(Select your website path)-->port (Do not enter 80 port because it is predefined port number its give error,you can write the port number less than 65535)-->Now click Select button and select ASP.NET v4.0 or 4.5 -->Click OK.
See it:

Step :5 Now open Your Browser-->Type localhost or in Url and press Enter-->IIS 7 is open(it shows IIS 7 is working properly).which is shown as below:
see it:

Step :6 Now Type  localhost:8145 in Browser will see following page.
see it;
Step :7 Now Enter the Required field values and Press Submit Button.
see it:

Step :8 Now Click Click here button , write the Unique Number in textbox  and click Verify button.
see it:

  •  You will have seen that website is hosted and database is also working properly.
  • If you want to run directly your site then Right click on Your site-->Manage website-->click Browse

  • If you are using Window 8 then No need to install .NET Framework 4.0 because it is already installed.
  • If your Ms sql server is not working read this post Click here  from bottom.
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  1. After step 4 ,i m getting an alert of"the specified directory does not exist in the server"..please give me a solution.

  2. first put your website in different directory(ex. D:) then select your website path which is shown in image.this error is coming because you are not selecting correct Physical path of your website,try again....

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