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ASP.NET Hosting Tutorials

Welcome to a series of tutorials that will look at the steps involved in deploying an ASP.NET web application to a production environment managed by a web host provider, as well as exploring common challenges that might be encountered. These tutorials are geared to be concise and provide step-by-step instructions with plenty of screen shots to walk you through the process visually.

  • Introduction and Core Concepts
  • Deploying Data-Driven Applications
  • Handling and Logging Runtime Errors
  • Site Administration

Introduction and Core Concepts :

1 .ASP.NET Hosting Options:  ASP.NET web applications are typically designed, created, and tested in a local development environment and need to be deployed to a production environment once it is ready for release. This tutorial provides a high-level overview of the deployment process and serves as an introduction to this tutorial series.

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2.Determining What Files Need to Be Deployed: What files need to be deployed from the development environment to the production environment depends in part on whether the ASP.NET application was built using the Web Site Model or Web Application Model. Learn more about these two project models and how the project model affects deployment.

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3.Deploying Your Site Using an FTP Client : The simplest way to deploy an ASP.NET application is to manually copy the necessary files from the development environment to the production environment. This tutorial shows how to use an FTP client to get the files from your desktop to the web host provider.

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4.Deploying Your Site Using Visual Studio : Visual Studio includes tools for deploying a website. Download Deploying Your Site Using Visual Studio 

5. Common Configuration Differences Between Development and Production : In earlier tutorials we deployed our website by copying all of the pertinent files from the development environment to the production environment. However, it is not uncommon for there to be configuration differences between environments, which necessitates that each environment have a unique Web.config file. This tutorial examines typical configuration differences and looks at strategies for maintaining separate configuration information.

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6.Core Differences Between IIS and the ASP.NET Development Server : When testing an ASP.NET application locally, chances are you are using the ASP.NET Development Web Server. However, the production website is most likely powered IIS. There are some differences between how these web servers handle requests, and these differences can have important consequences. This tutorial explores some of the more germane differences.

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ASP.NET 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010 Web Development Beta 1 Overview

Many exciting changes for ASP.NET are coming in the .NET Framework version 4.0. This document gives an overview of many of the new features that are included in the upcoming Beta 1 release of .NET 4.0 and in the Visual Studio 2010 release.

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