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Having trouble on IIS site

2012-06-22, 19:33

Hi there,

This is probably (almost certainly) a really dumb question, but I'm having a problem getting my target website exposed. I successfully installed pagekite and have created a service . On my desktop I get the message

Flying localhost:80 as

However when I access over the internet I get the IIS default website welcome page. Which makes sense given at no point did I actually specify which of the sites hosted on my localhost did I want pagekite service to tunnel to.

So what am I missing? Did I skip a step when configuring pagekite or is there something I need to do in IIS direct localhost to my target website homepage.

thx, chuck


  1. Bjarni RĂșnar Einarsson said on 2012-06-23, 13:10
    Hi Chunk!

    I am not very familiar with IIS, so please excuse me if I get this wrong. However, I strongly suspect this is a similar situation to what you would get if you configured IIS on a public IP and then opened that IP address in your browser. You probably have to configure IIS so it knows which content to serve for the `` name. On Apache this would be called configuring the ServerName or VirtualHost, I expect IIS has something roughly equivalent.

    PageKite does not translate the HTTP requests in any way, so IIS sees exactly what your browser requested - so you always need to configure IIS so it knows what to do with the request, just like if it were on the public Internet.

    Hope this helps,
  2. Abhishek said on 2014-03-25, 18:11
    Hi Chunk

    I also faced same issue. I tried again with chrome and also you forgot to add your application so try like this : and it worked....

  3. tyn said on 2019-03-26, 07:14
    Hi Abhishek , tried that but still got "HTTP Error 400. The request hostname is invalid."
  4. tyn said on 2019-03-26, 08:30
    Oops, got this working by doing this

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