Packaging a Site to Be Hosted Externally

Not all developers deploy .NET Web applications in a corporate environment. Applications may be co-located on rented server space or some other offsite location. In these cases, it is unlikely that Application Center 2000 will be available for deployment.

As a developer, you have a few options when it comes to these scenarios. For simple .NET applications, files can simply be copied to an appropriate directory via FTP, as mentioned before. For more complicated applications, a packaged deployment might be the best way to go.

If an application needs to be packaged for deployment, you have a few options. You can use a third-party installation program such as Install Shield. Windows Installer can be downloaded ...

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