How to use FTP to publish application via Visual Studio. Print

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The following instructions apply to Web Application Projects.
  1. To publish your web application using FTP:
  • Open the project in Visual Studio.

  • Click Build -> Publish.  This will bring up the "Publish Web" dialogue box.

  • Click Profile, name it for your web application

  • In Connection section, change the "Publish Method" to FTP.

  • For the Server field in Connection, enter your FTP address, e.g.;  In the Site path filed, enter the folder name where you want to publish your application to, e.g; site1.

  • In username field, enter the FTP user name found in hosting control panel that you created.

  • In the password field, enter the FTP password, leave the destination url as blank
  • Click Next to determine the web.configuration you will publish.

  • Click Publish.


Note: If Passive Mode doesn't work, Uncheck Passive and Retry the Publishing.

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