A website is a container for web applications, and you can access it through one or more unique bindings. A website binding is the combination of an IP address, a port, and a host header on which the web server listens for requests made to that website. Binding is commonly hidden for a user who connects to the site. An example of a binding may look the following way - *.:80:*, which means that all HTTP requests to the server’s IP address will access the site. Website bindings use the HTTP or HTTPS protocols and you can view bindings created for your account in HostPilot Control Panel on the Web Server > Server Information page.


The HTTP and HTTPS bindings are created for each domain (host header). The FTP binding is not shown on your Server Information page because in IIS 7 all sites share one FTP binding. By default, the FTP service works for all sites and FTP access is managed via the FTP Access tab on the Web Server > Access Permissions page.

Read the articles on Understanding Sites, Applications, and Virtual Directories on IIS 7 and Understanding IIS Bindings, Websites, Virtual Directories, and lastly Application Pools for more information.