Been awhile I’m putting aside an HTML, Javacript, XML project.
Finally decide to go for it, started with few short codes from ever reliable W3 School.
Looked for my previous online sites, was able to find one.
Tested my codes, run well online.
Concluded that something is wrong with my laptop setup.
Obvious reason: IIS inactive.
So, done usual online research, didn’t come up with anything useful from “Error 503. the service is unavailable”.
Got few ideas from this link: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-CA/windows-8/internet-information-services-iis-8-0.
Finally stumbled upon “C:\inetpub\wwwroot”, worked on other task, spotted IIS folder.
Tinkered and all seemed well, except the last part.
Pretty simple actually to enable IIS, steps as follows:
- Run “Windows Features”:
- Select options from “Windows Features”:
- Click the [+] sign left of “Internet Information Services” to expand options
- Check/Uncheck according to required options
- Click [OK]
- Might take few seconds to install selected options
- Normally after above steps, you’d think all’s done.
Unfortunately, this last step took the longest to figure out.
Actually just by accident I was able to see the “IIS” folder, trying to do other thing.
Hope you won’t spend as much hours finding this out:
- That’s it, now you can go to your browser and type “http://localhost/”.
You should see something like this:
Congratulations and enjoy your IIS!!!