Note: This article is old and may not be revised to reflect changes with the product terminology etc. This was written for WSS/MOSS 2007, Windows 2003 and IIS 6.
Change your existing host header in SharePoint ( WSS or MOSS 2007 )
Do you want to publish your SharePoint intranet or internet site to your users with a nice friendly url (or hostheader)?
This article can be also used if you want to rename your web application.
When installing SharePoint 2007 (MOSS 2007) or WSS 3.0 from the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard, you may ask, ‘what do I do if I want to connect SharePoint using SQL authentication, rather than Microsoft’s Active Directory?’
You may want to connect SharePoint to its configuration database using a locked down SQL user account to isolate your front end website from Active Directory.
Using the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard, it may appear to be impossible to get past the DOMAIN\User_Name as required in the wizard.