May 11, 2014 by Nitesh

How To Host an ASP.Net Website on Shared Server


Many a times, when working with small organizations your immediate senior tells you, “I am giving you the credentials, host the website on the server and let me know”. Being a developer, we should always know how to host a website on server. In this post, we will see the steps that are required to host an ASP.Net application on a shared server. This post is helpful for beginners who have no idea on hosting the websites and making them run on a server.

  • If you have created an ASP.Net web application, publish your ASP.Net application from Visual Studio. In case you have created an ASP.Net website, you may skip this step
  • Log into server using FTP details
  • Open the “httpdocs” folder
  • Upload all files to the server
  • Make changes to web.config files for Db connections and other production related settings.
  • Give permissions to writable folders through Plesk.
  • You’re done.

Hope this post helps! Keep learning and sharing! Cheers!


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