We can easily Start/Stop/Reset IIS in Windows VPS and also get solve “HTTP Error 404 – File or Directory not found” error by following below steps.
1) Login in your Window Server with Proper Login id and Password .
2) Open Command promt with Run as Administrator , its shown below .
3) Once you open Command promt with Run as Administrator , it will show like below screen. Just type command
a) iisreset /start : If you want to start IIS
b) iisreset /stop : If you want to stop IIS
c) iisreset /reset : If you want to restart IIS , please see in below screen.
4) With the help of above setp we can solve “HTTP Error 404 – File or Directory not found” error.
5) If still you are facing issue , please do one last step for perticular website. Go to server IIS >> sites , you will see your domain.Please see below screen for exmaple if domain is abc.com then just follow below step.
Click on your domain which is present in your left side , and just click Restart . It shown inm below screen.Your website “HTTP Error 404 – File or Directory not found” error will solved.
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Last Edited: 06/05/2020