You can configure default HTTP settings to provide a better user experience for visitors to your Web site. For example, you can configure IIS to return custom error messages whenever an HTTP error occurs. Custom error messages can provide friendlier or more informative feedback. You can also configure IIS to serve either a default document or a list of all the documents available from the server. Customers who do not specify the name of a document would be presented with either a default page or a list of all available pages, depending on the HTTP settings configuration.
Configure whether IIS returns custom or detailed errors when an HTTP error occurs, and add custom error pages for specific HTTP errors.
Configure a list of default documents that can be returned to clients who do not specify a document name in a request, and, depending on your needs, enable or disable this feature for specific sites, applications, or directories.
Configure whether a directory listing is returned to clients who do not specify a document name in a request, and, depending on your needs, enable or disable this feature for specific sites, applications, or directories.
Configure custom headers to include in the server's HTTP response header.
Specify the types of content that can be served to a browser or mail client by configuring Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) types on the server.
Configure redirection settings to redirect clients to a different directory than the requested directory, or to redirect them to a different URL.