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Windows 7: 2 (Web) Servers on 1 PC

06 Jun 2009   #1

Windows Vista/7RC
2 (Web) Servers on 1 PC

can i setup 2 servers to use 2 different Loopback IPs?

eg IIS7.5 Apache

something like that? this is so that i can specify in the hosts file something like iis apache

i cant do something like ... cant specify ports in hosts file ... iis apache

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06 Jun 2009   #2

XP Pro SP3 x86/Vista SP2 x64/Win7 x64 Triple-boot

Yeah sure you can...


I'm not sure why you would want to though. Twice the resources, twice the risks, twice the amount of things to go wrong... I could go on but I won't.

Don't know the in's & out's of IIS but with Apache you could just use one server and setup a virtual host on port 81 in the vhosts config file as well as the default document root on port 80. Like so...
    <VirtualHost *:81>
    DocumentRoot "c:/server/site2"
Theres no need to edit the windows host file at all aswell for this. If you want both sites 'live' don't forget to port forward if your machine sits behind a router, and dont forget your firewall exceptions.

Hope this helps somewhat!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Jun 2009   #3

Windows Vista/7RC

hmm the reason why i want that is just for testing ... and i sometimes feel like trying out ASP.NET MVC apart from just PHP
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