Did you know you can configure the Microsoft IIS 6 web server to automatically insert an HTML-formatted file to the bottom of every web page sent out by your Web Server? Well, you can.
For example, you host several sites and want to add a link back to your company for advertisement. You could create a simple HTML file that contained a text message and an image that you hyperlink back to your web site. Then enable the footer function in IIS 6.
Once you enable this feature, IIS automatically appends the footer file to the designated Web page or file each time the Web page or file is accessed. *Note the following info from Microsoft:
Document footers can reduce Web server performance, especially if a Web page is frequently accessed.
A footer file should be not be a complete HTML document. It should contain only those HTML tags necessary for formatting the appearance of footer content. For example, a footer file that adds your organization’s name to the bottom of every page should consist of text and the HTML tags necessary for formatting the font and color.
To enable this feature of IIS 6, you will need to be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer. (As well as have Console or Remote Desktop access)
Once logged onto the desktop follow these steps:
- Create an HTML file containing your footer informtion and save it your server’s hard drive.
- In IIS Manager, expand the local computer, expand the Web Sites folder, right-click a Web site, directory, or file, and click Properties.
- Click the Documents tab, and select the Enable document footer check box.
- In the box below Enable document footer, type either the full local path to the footer file or click Browse to navigate to it.
- Click OK.
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