The procedure for creating your own online server involves the use of special software. In the Microsoft Windows operating system, these applications are Internet Information Server and Personal Web Server, which are distributed free of charge by Microsoft.
Do not try to install the Personal Web Server (PWS) application on your computer, as the program was designed for earlier versions of Windows and does not provide an adequate level of user security.
Call the main menu of the Windows XP system by clicking the "Start" button to carry out the installation procedure for IIS (Internet Information Server) and use the item "Control Panel". Expand the Add / Remove Programs node and expand the Add Windows Components link. Specify the Internet Information Server (IIS) command and use the Details option. Apply the checkbox to the "Web Server" field and confirm your choice by clicking OK. Authorize the installation command by clicking Install and make sure the latest system updates are downloaded (for Windows XP).
Call the main menu of the Windows Vista operating system by clicking the "Start" button and use the "Control Panel" item. Expand the Programs link and expand the Windows Components node on the left side of the application window. Check the box next to Internet Information Server (IIS) and confirm the installation command by clicking OK (for Windows Vista).
Return to the main menu of the system and expand the link "All programs" to check if the installation was successful. Expand the Accessories section and start the Windows Explorer application. Locate the new folder named Inetpub that Internet Information Server (IIS) created and expand it. Find a subfolder named wwwroot and create arbitrary ASP code in the test.asp file. Save the created file in the MyWeb folder and make sure that the icon of the created web server is present in the taskbar. Launch your browser and enter http://localhost/MyWeb/test.asp in the address bar.