How to deploy a Visual Studio 2012 Web Application Project to DiscountASP.NET using FTP

The following instructions apply only to Web Application Projects.  For Web Site Projects, please see this Knowledge Base article.

 
To publish your web application using FTP:
  • Open the project in Visual Studio 2012.
  • Click BuildPublish.  This will bring up the "Publish Web" dialog box.
  • Change the "Publish Method" to FTP.
  • In the target location field, enter: ftp://[AccountDomainName]/[subdirectory] (e.g.: ftp://ftp.YourHostedDomainName.com/app1).
  • In username field, enter the FTP user name found in Control Panel.
  • In the password field, enter the FTP password.
  • Click "Next" to determine the web.configuration you will publish.
  • Click Publish.