Retrieve some current IIS settings for a directory in a Web hosting account.


Use this command to retrieve current settings for HTTP access, anonymous access, directory browsing, and the pages to display in case of 404 or ASP errors.


All resellers have access to this command.

Implementation on

Log on to with Login ID resellwebid, password resellwebpw.

In the menu, clicking web sites and then advanced calls the MetaBaseGetValue command. The results display on the Advanced IIS Settings page.


The query must meet the following requirements:

  • The login ID and password must be valid.
  • The Web hosting account must belong to this domain name account.
  • The directory must be a subdirectory you have created in this Web hosting account.

Input parameters

Build the query string using this syntax:


Parameter Status Description Max Size
UID Required Account login ID 20
PW Required Account password 20
HostAccount Required Name of the Web hosting account 14
Directory Required Path from root to the directory you want status for. Use format Directory=DirectoryName/SubdirectoryName Specify the directory path from the root, forward slash— or backslash—delimited, with an initial forward slash, backslash, or no slash. 254
ResponseType Optional Format of response. Options are Text (default), HTML, or XML. 4


Returned parameters and values

Parameter Description
HTTPAccessible Is this directory accessible by HTTP?
AnonymousAccess Does this directory permit anonymous access?
DirectoryBrowsing Does this directory permit browsing?
Err404Page Page to display in case of HTTP 404 errors
ErrASPPage Page to display in case of ASP errors
Successful Success status for this query
Command Name of command executed
ErrCount The number of errors if any occurred. If greater than 0 check the Err(1 to ErrCount) values.
Err(x) Error messages explaining the failure. These can be presented as is back to the client.
Done True indicates this entire response has reached you successfully.



  • The default response format is plain text. To receive the response in HTML or XML format, send ResponseType=HTML or ResponseType=XML in your request.
  • Check the return parameter ErrCount. If greater than 0 the transaction failed. The parameter Err(ErrCount) can be presented to the client. Otherwise process the returned parameters as defined above.