How to Create Virtual Directories in WebSitePanel

Applied on : WebSitePanel (Windows) Hosting

A virtual directory is a friendly name, or alias, for a physical directory on your server that does not reside in the home directory. For example, if you create a virtual directory called “images” from a folder anywhere on your server, the contents of that folder will appear at even though they are not physically located in the images/ subfolder of your web site’s root folder.

How to create a virtual directory in a website:

Step 1. Open the Web Site Properties page by clicking the website name under the “Website” Link

Step 2. Select the Virtual Dirs tab and click the Create Directory button. The Add Virtual Directory page will open.

Step 3. In the Directory Name box, type a name for the virtual directory. In the Folder box, type or browse to the physical directory in which the virtual directory resides.

Step 4. Click the Create Directory button. The Virtual Directory Properties page will open. This page is a limited version like the properties page of a website.

This concludes how to create a virtual directory in WebSitePanel

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6 Comments on How to Create Virtual Directories in WebSitePanel

  1. adam shan says:

    wow. This is what I am looking for in dotnetpanel control panel.

  2. ok says:


    How to create virtual dir with name less than 3 characters. It’s not allowed by control panel. However I need 2-characters-length dirs for language codes.

  3. Joao Costa says:

    I did not find the option to create a virtual dir on IIS remote manager… I did find an option to import an application, but it asks me for a .zip file… should I zip my application?

  4. Ralph says:

    WebsitePanel is actually not creating a virtual directory, but adds an application to the site.
    If you check in IIS7, the icons are not the same and the behaviour isn’t either.

    Is there a way to create a simple virtual directory, instead of an application…?

  5. How to install ACTIVE VFP in your IIS server. That’s a service that you offer according to the link
    And also, It should be included in the list of categories.

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