Using the Microsoft IIS Manager

Installing IIS Manager
 
If you're running an older version of Windows on your desktop (Server 2003, XP, etc.), you can download IIS Manager from here and run the appropriate (32/64)-bit version installer to install it.
 
If you're running a newer version of Windows (Vista, 7, and higher), you install IIS Manager by enabling IIS Management Console through the Windows Control Panel.  Open your computer's control panel and select "Programs and Features".  If you don't see it, make sure you change the "View by:" to either large/small icons.  On your left, you should see the "Turn Windows features on or off" option.  Click on it.  (Note: You can also reach this option via the "Category" view by clicking on "Programs".  It will be in the middle of your screen instead of your left.)
 
 
Now navigate to Internet Information Services -> Web Management Tools -> IIS Management Console.  Check the checkbox and then click on OK.
 
 
You can now run IIS Manager by typing it in your computer's search tool.  Now, this is sufficient for most systems, but for some versions of Windows, you'll need to perform an additional step because the "Connect to a Site..." option is missing.
 
 
If you notice that the globe icon above is greyed out or the "Connect to a Site..." option is missing, then you'll need to download and install IIS Manager for Remote Admininstration 1.2.  This will add the setting back in.  You'll also need to install it if your site is hosted on IIS 8 or higher.
 
Configuring IIS Manager to connect to Winhost web servers

The IIS Manager user name for your site can be found in the Site Info section of Control Panel. It is the same as your primary FTP username.

From the IIS Manager file menu bar, select "Connect to a Site..." to start the connection wizard.

On the first screen, enter the following information (your site login information can be found in the Site Info section of Control Panel):
  • Server name: Your Secondary Web URL (excluding the "http://" portion)
  • Site name: Your domain name without "www."
Click the next button to proceed to the credentials screen. At the credentials screen, you'll use the following:
  • User name: Your site's default FTP login name
  • Password: Your site FTP password
The last step is to create a connection name. We recommend using your domain name to avoid any confusion should you create multiple connections. Click the "Finish" button to complete the wizard.