In the previous post, we discuss how to create web service in asp.net using c#. In this post, we are going to discuss about how to host web service in iis. Follow below steps to publish web service in IIS.

Step 1: Open IIS manager

Open run, type ‘inetmgr’ and hit enter. It will open up Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager window where we have to configure and host the web service application.

Step 2: Add application

Right click on ‘Default Website’, select ‘Add Application’: Enter Alias name as ‘MyFirstWebService’ and select the physical path as the path where the web service we created resides.

Step 3: Browse Service.asmx file

Click on MyFirstWebService application we created and change to ‘Content View’. Right click on ‘Service.asmx’ file and select Browse. You could see the below screen where the list of operations available in the service we created will be rendered for testing purpose.

Step 4: Test web service

It’s time to test the we service we created, click ‘sayHello’ operation. It will open a web page the web method invocation can be done. Enter name in the name textbox and click invoke button. It will open up new window where the response will be rendered as XML.

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