Running HTML5 publication on a local web server

User may need to check HTML5 publication locally before uploading it to a live production web server. Any local web server can used for this purpose, below is the example for IIS server. IIS server comes with modern Windows operating systems and can be deployed relatively quickly.

To launch and configure IIS, perform the following steps:

1.  Go to Control Panel > Programs and Features > Turn Windows features on or off > tick Internet Information Services

2.  Go to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager > MIME types > Add… Enter .mem file name extension and application/octet-stream MIME type.

3. You may want to set directory browse feature enabled, in this case go to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager > Sites, Default Web Site (or any other website that has been set up), click Configuration Editor. In the dropdown list click system.webServer and directoryBrowse. Set enabled to true. 

4.  Copy all RapidAuthor publication files to the physical path and note HTM file name. Open web browser, type localhost followed by slash and HTM file name (e.g. localhost/publication.HTM).