How do I configure iis on windows dedicated server 2012 R2 to publicly access web app. through my registered domain?

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I have a dedicated server (winodws 2012 R2) which is hosting a web application using iis.

I am able to access the application publicly using the name of dedicated server but I would like to access the web application through the registered domain name (registered through afrihost).

How do I do this?

Best regards
asked Nov 17, 2017 in Shared Hosting by stipsmoosh (170 points)
edited Nov 21, 2017 by stipsmoosh

2 Answers

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Hi Simon,


Do you have a firewall in place for natting?


Kind Regards
answered Nov 21, 2017 by K1ngFallen (63,250 points)
Hi K1ngFallen

Thank you for your response. To answer your question, no I do not (but I could be mistaken). I managed to accomplish the desired outcome however. The solution was actually extremely simple. refer to my answer.

Best regards
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Ok so it turns out I was over-analyzing and over-complicating the task at hand.

Instead of trying configure the dns settings on the server, all I had to do was replace the default ip with that of my server in the A records of my registered domain.

Best regards

Simon Strathern
answered Nov 21, 2017 by stipsmoosh (170 points)
Awesome I thought that might be the case, well done great work!