My development environment is SharePoint 2010. I want to access my sharepoint sites with some useful names instead of http://my_machine_name/sitepages/home.aspx/ I want it to be like http://sharepoint2010/sitepages/home.aspx.

For this I created a new application and its not on port 80. I have some restrictions for port 80. I will be thankful to you guys if you could help me on next steps to achieve the desired.

Regards Vivek B


If you want to set different port to your application, first go to IIS -> your site -> bindings -> add binding for new port.


Go to Central Administration -> Application management -> Configure alternate access mappings -> Add Internal URLs -> here set your alternative name.

Also, remember to configure your DNS service or hosts file, so browser is redirected to your site with another name.


Useful names usually involve using port 80 for your sites. I would suggest you extend your new web application to an IIS site on port 80 using a host header. A nice overview can be found here. When working with host headers, multiple web sites can use port 80. What are your problems in using this?

  • Unfortunately the link provided does not include the IIS configuration for the mapping. It also assumes you have a reverse proxy (ISA Server). Not much help.
    – user7806
    Apr 10 '12 at 21:37

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