How To Install IIS on Windows Server

How To Install IIS on Windows Server
How To Install IIS on Windows Server

Hello Friends, In this article, I will show you How To Install IIS on Windows Server with two easy methods in this tutorial. So first, let’s see what IIS Web Server is and why we use it.

According to the IIS official site, Internet Information Services (IIS) for Windows® Server is a flexible, secure, and manageable Web server hosting anything on the Web. IIS’s scalable and open architecture is ready to handle the most demanding tasks, from media streaming to web applications.

So let’s install IIS on the windows server.

Install IIS Web Server Using GUI

If you are using the Windows GUI interface, then this method is for you, but you can also use the CLI method to install the IIS web server.

  1. Click on the start menu and open Server Manager software.
  2. Click on Add Roles and Features and click Next.
  3. Select Role-based or feature-based installation and click Next.
  4. Select the suitable server. The local server is chosen by default. Click Next.
  5. Find and Enable Web Server (IIS) and click Add Features, then click Next.
  6. No additional feature is required for IIS, so click Next until the Confirmation tab.
  7. Validate that your settings are correct and click Install.
  8. After the installation completes, click close to exit the wizard.

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Type localhost or your Server-IP in your browser after you will see the IIS Web Server default page. e.g. Figure 1.1

Video Tutorials of GUI

Install IIS GUI

Install IIS Web Server Using CLI

If you use the Windows CLI interface, this only method is for you because you can’t use the GUI method to install IIS in Windows CLI.

  1. Open Windows power shell with Administrator rights.
  2. Type the command as shown below.

Install-WindowsFeature -name Web-Server -IncludeManagementTools

  1. Wait few minutes until the installation bar is 100%.
  2. Once the installation has succeeded, Close the power shell window.

Type localhost or your Server-IP in your browser after you will see the IIS Web Server default page e.g. shown below.

Figure 1.1

Video Tutorials of CLI

Install IIS CLI

FAQs

Windows Server 2022 is the newest version.

Yes, IIS is free but runs only in Windows operating system.

According to some tests, IIS is faster than Apache.

Update your windows from the setting. 

Conclusion

So in this article, I show you How To Install IIS on Windows Server. I hope your IIS is installed successfully.

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