Running Umbraco 7 hosting on IIS 8.5 in Windows 8.1

In this post, I want to show you how to hosting Umbraco 7 on localhost IIS 8.5 in Windows 8.1. First of all, make sure IIS is available on your machine. If not, you can turn it on by using Turn Windows features on or off  in the Control Panel.


Make sure these things are ticked to prevent getting errors when running Umbraco later.


After activating IIS on your machine, open it, and add a new website for Umbraco.


OK, basic steps are done, let’s open it in web browser, and see ‘the magic’ 😀


To navigate to admin page, just type /umbraco after your Umbraco web address, it will automatically redirect to http://localhost:{your-port}/umbraco#/login/false, and the login screen appears.



Done, now you got your Umbraco website up and running on your machine. Good luck! 😀

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