Web Folder and Web Application

Web Folder:

Provides an interface for managing files on a remote Web server. Web folders provide document storage and publishing functionality.

A Web directory /web folder organizes Web sites by subject, and is usually maintained by humans instead of software. The searcher looks at sites organized in a series of categories and menus. These collections of links are usually much smaller than search engines’ databases, since the sites are looked at by human eyes instead of by spiders.

There are two ways for sites to be included in a Web directory’s listings; either the site owner can submit the site by hand, or the directory’s editor(s) will eventually come across that site.

 Web Application:

A web application is any application that uses a web browser as a client.A virtual server that resides on an HTTP server but appears to the user as a separate HTTP server. Several Web applications can reside on one computer, each capable of running its own programs and each having individualized access to input and peripheral devices. Each Web application can have its own domain name and IP address.

Web applications commonly use a combination of server-side script (ASP, PHP, etc) and client-side script (HTML, Javascript, etc.) to develop the application. The client-side script deals with the presentation of the information while the server-side script deals with all the hard stuff like storing and retrieving the information.

Most web applications are based on the client-server architecture where the client enters information while the server stores and retrieves information. Internet mail is an example of this, with companies like Yahoo and MSN offering web-based email clients.

Create a Web Application (IIS):

1-Open IIS Manager. For information about opening IIS Manager from administrative tools.





2-In the Connections pane, expand the Sites node.


3-Right-click the site for which you want to create an application, and click Add Application.


This window will appear after click on that :


  • In the Alias text box, type a value for the application URL, such as marketing. This value is used to access the application in a URL.
  • Click Select if you want to select a different application pool than the one listed in the Application pool box. In the Select Application Pool dialog box, select an application pool from the Application pool list and then click OK.
  • In the Physical path text box, type the physical path of the application’s folder, or click the browse button () to navigate the file system to find the folder.
  • Click OK.

Install IIS on Windows 7

You can install IIS by clicking Windows Features in Advanced Options under Programs in Control Panel.

Before you begin, first ensure whether your Windows 7 supports IIS or not. By default, you do not have administrative user rights if you are logged on as a user other than the built-in administrator, even if you were added to the Local Administrators group on the computer (this is a new security feature in Windows Server® 2008 called Local User Administrator). Log on either to the built-in administrator account, or explicitly invoke applications as the built-in administrator by using the run as command-line tool.


First of all, select the Control Panel.


In the Programs section, select Turn Windows Features on or off.i3

You might encounter the following screen:I2

Now, simply click on the features that are checked on the following screens and then hit the OK button.



A progress bar will appear.


Once the installation is over, to confirm it, simply type the following URL into your browser: http://localhost.

If installation is successful, then you will see the following screen:i7

Now you can use Internet Information Services Manager to manage and configure IIS. To open IIS Manager, click Start, type inetmgr in the Search Programs and Files box, and then press Enter.