This ASP NET book series shows just how to publish an ASP.NET web application to a Windows Azure Web Site or even a third-party hosting provider by using Visual Studio 2012 or Visual Studio 2010. This tutorial begins where others leave off: you’ve built a web site, tested it, and it’s ready to go. What’s next? This tutorial shows you just how to deploy first to IIS on your neighbourhood development computer for testing, and then to Windows Azure or even a third-party hosting provider for staging and production.
The sample application that you’ll deploy is a web application project that uses the Entity Framework, SQL Server, and the ASP.NET membership system. The sample application uses ASP.NET Web Forms, nevertheless the procedures shown apply and also to ASP.NET MVC and Web API. You develop a web application to be able to allow it to be available to people within the Internet. But web programming tutorials typically stop soon after they’ve shown you getting something working on your development computer.
These tutorials guide you through deploying an ASP.NET web application that includes SQL Server databases. You’ll deploy first to IIS on your neighbourhood development computer for testing, and then to a Windows Azure Web Site and Windows Azure SQL Data base for staging and production. You’ll see just how to deploy by using Visual Studio one-click publish, and you’ll see just how to deploy using the command line.
The amount of tutorials might create the deployment process seem daunting. Actually, the basic procedures are simple. However, in real-world situations, you often need information regarding some small but important extra deployment task for instance, setting folder permissions on the target server. We’ve illustrated many of these additional tasks; in the hope that the tutorials don’t leave out information which may keep you from successfully deploying an actual application. The ASP NET book is made to run in sequence and each part builds on the last part.