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On the default site for WHS, and Essentials the site is on 443.

 

This new site may have to be on a non-standard port such as 8080 and that suffix added to the url.

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I'd set up an Azure account and use one of the Free 10 webs they give you to get started. WordPress is a 3 click install.  Couldn't be easier.  Good upgrade options too.

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Wait, this was on your Essentials server?  If that's the case, then IIS would have already been installed, the firewall opened (should have been when the IIS role is enabled) and the port forwarding on your router configured.  All of this would have been required to enable Remote Access.  How did you install Joomla and Wordpress?  Was this added to the existing IIS instance, or did a 2nd/3rd web server get installed?  You can't have more than one service listening on a port...

 

No it was an upgrade from windows server 2008.  I installed Essentails afterward.

 

I'd set up an Azure account and use one of the Free 10 webs they give you to get started. WordPress is a 3 click install.  Couldn't be easier.  Good upgrade options too.

 

 

I am having issues I am going to post in my next post.  I might end up doing this.  Thanks!!

Now I have a new problem I wanted to add to this topic since it's on the same topic.

 

I wanted to start over from scratch so I deleted the "default website" and then uninstalled IIS 8 and reinstalled IIS 8 thinking I would get it back.  Well as most of you are aware this doesn't work.  So then I read the only way to restore the default website correctly is by doing a restore.  I try to restore from the earliest file (from this morning)  in wwwroot/history and it was a backup immediately following my deletion of the default website and before uninstalling IIS 8.

 

Does anyone know how to get the "default website" back.  Is there a "default website" pack I can download somewhere and throw it in wwwroot?

 

Thanks

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You didn't say what kind of restore you did. From you description, it sounds like some kind of IIS backup. Do you have a backup of the OS drive?

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