It is also a convenient way to set up a site for local Web development work because it does not require a unique Web site for each virtual directory.
Self-hosters or very small hosters, however, may need create a separate site or virtual directory to host their PHP content on a system that is also used for other workloads when: Application contents are located in a separate physical directory on disk.
Mixing other application contents with the PHP application is not desired. Different permission settings are desired. You would like to host the PHP application at a different port or domain.
In these cases, you can add a separate virtual directory to host the PHP content; the directory is still accessible as part of the default Web site's URL hierarchy.
You must also set the permissions necessary to enable PHP content to be served. Create a subdirectory named phpapp directory.
Right-click on the C: On the Security tab, click Edit.
Permissions for phpapp folder Click OK to accept the default permissions read and execute Click OK to close the phpapp Permissions window.
This allows the Php-cgi. If using impersonation, the directory must grant read access to all possible authenticated users that use the application by granting access to the individual user or a group to which all such users belong. However, sometimes write access may be necessary if the application writes to its own files.
In that case, grant write access only to the files or subdirectory that requires it. It is preferred however to configure all write access to be outside of the Web-accessible directory structure.
If using application pool isolation to isolate applications, the directory should instead grant access to the custom account assigned to the corresponding application pool. Alternatively, when using application pool isolation, access may be granted to the application pool security identifier SID.
Expand the server node, and then expand Sites.
In the tree view on the left, right-click the Default Web Site. Click Add Virtual Directory. In the Alias box, type phpapp. In the Physical path box, type c:In this post, I'll show how easy it is to enable directory browsing for your Web site or a directory on your site.
This method will work on any IIS7 web server, and it will be ignored on all non-IIS7 web servers, so it should be safe to do no matter the type of application or content. In IIS, you can create sites, applications, and virtual directories to share information with users over the Internet, an intranet, or an extranet.
Although these concepts existed in earlier versions of IIS, several changes in IIS 7 and above affect the definition and functionality of these concepts. FTP User Isolation with Virtual Directories (NOT Global) in IIS and I am allowing anyone in this group to have Read and Write access.
That completes the necessary steps for setting up isolated users within IIS. Now, you must browse to the FTP site's root folder via Windows Explorer. In the Add Virtual Directory box. By default, the IIS_IUSRS group is not given read or write access to C:\dump (at least not access that is visible through the "Security" tab in Windows Explorer).
If you deny write access to IIS_IUSRS, you will get a SecurityException when trying to write to the folder (as expected). I am installing the latest version of PHP onto IIS via FastCGI, IUSR - Grant Read, Deny Write The root directory of the IIS website. For example, in a Zend Framework project this would be the /public directory.
If your application is in a virtual directory, you will need to add this permission to the root of the website. This allows. There is a similar question here on SO: creating Virtual directory in IIS using c#.net The link provided in the first answer shows how to create virtual directory using the old Metabase API (used in IIS Versions prior to ) and .