Personally - I'd drop IIS5 anyway - move to Apache, it's not that difficult to pickup, and offers much more flexibility. The Apache port of ASP is quite good and stable (from what I've seen anyway) but I prefer PHP (apples and oranges again) You host will be able to fix the *evil* dns snafus they've made (or probably not corrected your MIS dept when they made the mistakes) All you'll need to request is a new A record for testing.clientname.com (or dev, or whatever you choose) and at the same time get them to make a A record for www. Inside IIS5 (or rather, Internet Services Manager) you just have to make a new site under the server - configure the authentication, and restrict domain access to the domains clients will be connecting from, and/or their external firewall IP address. I would seriously look at moving to Apache unless you've got a good reason not to. All the best, Scotty -----Original Message----- From: Michele Foster [mailto:michele at wusc.ca] Sent: 04 March 2003 17:08 To: Thelist (E-mail) Subject: [thelist] Creating Sub-Domains (IIS5) Hi Folks, I'm hoping some kind soul will take pity on me and at steer me in the right direction. I need to have created "testing.clientname.com" sub-domain .. or something of a similar nature. This editing on the live site that's usual here is rather dangerous, and I'm in the process of redoing the entire site but working with just PWS isn't going to suffice once I need to have others in-house provide comments/testing, etc. Anyway, I'm so NOT a server person .. and the MIS guys here really have no idea how to set this up. Our web server is in-house, Win2k Server. Our DNS is actually provided by a third-party (cable host I think). They have not yet determined how to set-up (but haven't looked too closely either) http://clientname.com instead of requiring the www in front. Apparently we have an intranet but I've yet to find it nor figure out how it's configured. ;) So, can anyone tell me how to do these two things? testing.clientname.com (if this can ONLY be accessible with a password or restrict IP access that would be better) clientname.com References, how-to tutorials would be much appreciated. I'm not even sure what to look for. ;) TIA, Mich -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !