Application Starting Points

If you have not already, login to the Control Center at
and from the menu item IIS click on APPLICATION STARTING POINTS.

An IIS "Application" is a collection of web pages that is executed within a defined set of directories in your web site. When you create an application in IIS, you designate the application starting-point directory, which is also called the application root. You can have more than one application per Web site. Every file and directory that is beneath the starting-point directory in your Web site is considered part of that application until another starting-point directory is found. Thus, you use directory boundaries to define the scope of an application.

Once the application starting point is created, web pages placed in that folder run in a different "process" than other files on the web site. This is useful in ASP, ASP.NET, ColdFusion and other programming languages, where it is possible to define multiple applications on a site, each having different application parameters. These parameters are usually defined in a file or files that reside on the application root:

ASP: global.asa, etc.
ASP.NET: global.asax, etc.
Cold Fusion: application.cfm

To create an Application Starting Point, click on the "add" button. Choose a sub-folder and click "create".

To delete an Application, choose the application and click "delete".

If an application is marked as *DISABLED*, it means that there is no folder on the web site associated with the application. Usually this is caused when an application has been created, and the site folder deleted afterwards. Disabled applications should be deleted

When creating an application, you can specify whether or not you want an application to be set on the equivalent "SSL" folder. If this is desired check the "Set application on equivalent SSL folder" checkbox. When the applications are listed, the "SSL" column indicates whether or not the SSL application is set (only available for web sites that support shared SSL).

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