How to install IIS Web Server on Amazon EC2 Instance Windows Server 2008
Before I start explaining with the step by step installation process of IIS Web Server in Windows server 2008.
Let’s check the definition of the Web server and different types of Web Server available.
Web Server – It’s a program that uses the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) to serve the files that form Web pages to the users. Some well-known Web servers include Apache(Open source), IIS (Microsoft), nginx(Open source).
Now I will explain the steps to install IIS Web Server on Amazon EC2 Instance (Windows Server 2008).
Step – 1
Once you login to Windows Server 2008, next to Start Button you will find Server Manager, Click that to open.
and how it looks like you can check in Image – 1
Step – 2
Now you are in Server Manager Page, Select Roles and click Add Roles.
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Step – 3
Add Roles Wizard page will open and only click Next button to go to the next page to add specific roles
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Step – 4
This is an important page where you need to select the required roles, Active Directory Domain Services, DNS, DHCP many other roles available to select here, as we need IIS to be getting installed. then only select Web Server(IIS) and how it looks like you can check in Image – 4
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Step – 5
Nothing to do here only click next
Step – 6
You can select all the checkboxes available for role services else you can select the one you need, like ASP.Net, CGI, Static content, Default Document, Directory browsing. After selecting click next
and how it looks like you can check in Image – 5
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Step – 7
Now click on install to confirm installation with the selected roles else if you want to add and remove some roles still you can click on previous and do the changes.
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Step – 8
Installation status will show if it succeeded without any error.
and how it looks like you can check in Image – 7
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Step – 9
Now open any browser and type localhost to open the web server welcome page.
Excellent one 🙂