Enabling Internet sites on a server

If you enable the use of Internet sites on a Domino® server, the server obtains Internet protocol configuration information from site documents. Comparable configuration settings in the Server document are not used.

About this task

If the use of Internet sites is not enabled, comparable Server document settings are used to obtain protocol configuration information.

You can use the Internet sites view only for Domino servers.

Note: Each time you start or restart HTTP, a console message indicates whether the HTTP task is using Internet sites or the Server document (Web Server Configurations view) to obtain Internet protocol configuration information.

Note: The HTTP task is backward-compatible with the Web Server Configurations view.


1. Open the Server document you want to edit, and click Edit Server.

2. Click the Basics tab.

3. In the Basics section, enable Loads Internet configurations from Server/Internet sites documents.

4. Save the document.

5. Restart the server.

Parent topic: Understanding Internet site documents on Domino servers

Related concepts
Understanding Internet site documents on Domino servers
Name-and-password authentication for Internet/intranet clients
Anonymous Internet and intranet access

Related tasks
Hosting Web sites
Setting up basic name-and-password authentication

Related reference
Examples of name variations allowed for Internet client authentication