Testing IIS websites locally over virtual machines
November 16, 2009 4:29 PM Subscribe
I'm running IIS on Windows 7 to test a website locally. How can I access my local site through my virtual machines?
posted by LeiaS to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'd like to test my website locally across multiple browsers before putting them into our staging environment. I have two virtual XP machines set up on my Windows 7 laptop, with various browser versions on each. I want to be able to see my locally-hosted site on these virtual machines.
For example, I have http://site.leia.dev pointing to my folder of files on my Windows 7 laptop. I can view that URL in my Windows 7 browsers. In my IIS settings for the site, I have the bindings for "all unassigned" IP addresses on port 80 to use site.leia.dev as the host name.
Is there a network setting I'm missing to make my virtual machines recognize IIS as a server? Is there a specific IP address I should use instead of my host name?