Internet Information Services (IIS) Web sites that use HTTP rely on several important IIS components for their availability. The Windows Process Activation Service (WAS), the World Wide Publishing Service (W3SVC), the HTTP service, all must be running correctly. In addition, a properly running application pool must be available for the Web site’s applications. If any of these components is not functioning, the Web site will not be available.
Clear the IP listen list
By default, the IP listen list is empty. This configuration works well for most Web sites, and unnecessary entries in the list may interfere with Web site availability. To clear all entries from the IP listen list, follow these steps:
Display and note the IP addresses in the IP listen list.
Delete the addresses from the list.
Display the IP listen list again to verify that it is empty.
Start the Web site.
Display and remove the IP addresses in the IP listen list
To display and remove the IP addresses in the IP listen list:
Open an elevated Command Prompt window. Click Start, point to All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
Type netsh http show iplisten and press ENTER.
Note the IP addresses that appear.
Type netsh http delete iplisten x.x.x.x, where x.x.x.x represents the IP address you want to remove.
Repeat the command in step 4 for every address that you noted in step 3.
Type netsh http show iplisten again and press ENTER to confirm that the list is empty.
Start the Web site
To start the Web site:
Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Administrative Tools.
Right-click Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager and select Run as administrator.
In the Connections pane, select the Web site that you have to start.
In the Actions pane, click Start to start the site.
You can also start the web site using the following link:
Start Web Site