Deploying ASP.NET Applications

The .NET Framework makes it almost painless to deploy any type of application, including ASP.NET websites. Often, you won’t need to do much more than copy your web application directory to the web server and then configure it as a virtual directory. The headaches of the past—registering components and troubleshooting version conflicts—are gone. This simplicity makes it practical to deploy websites by manually copying files, rather than relying on a dedicated setup tool.

In this chapter, you’ll begin by learning about Internet Information Services (IIS), the Windows operating system component that acts ...

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