Where do you save store your Web Site?
Best Practice (Litmus Test)
Professionals Save the Web Directory to another drive
Amateurs Save the Web Site to the default C:\inetpub\wwwroot.
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Best practice should dictate that security should be one of your main concerns when publishing your website to an IIS Server. Hardly a week goes by without a prominent website being attacked so do all you can to protect your HTML files.
One of the simplest but most effective steps you can take is to save the files onto another drive. The advantage is that it will be easier to control the permissions of the anonymous account INETUSER_Servername if the HTML files are stored on a different partition. See more about IIS.
Update: While these ideas were current in the early twenty noughties, by 2014 ‘The cloud’ is the way to go.
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Guy’s Litmus test is a concept that you can apply anywhere. Each test gives you an instant answer to the simple question:- ‘Are you dealing with a professional, or are they an amateur? Is this the real deal, or is it a turkey?’ The Litmus Test concept is rather like Best Practice, but it reduces a 27 page report to one sentence.