Deployment is the process of installing your web application onto a live public web server so that it can be accessed by real users. If you've deployed any ASP.NET application before, you'll be pleased to know that deploying an ASP.NET MVC 2 application is virtually the same deal. The main new consideration has to do with routing (with ASP.NET MVC 1, many folks got stuck trying to use extensionless URLs on IIS 6), but this is easily handled when you know how. Beyond that, Visual Studio 2010 introduces some new deployment features that are well worth knowing about.
This chapter covers the following:
Server requirements for hosting ASP.NET MVC 2 applications
How to build your application for production use, including using MVC ...