Web Hosting - Windows/IIS - Web Deploy Publishing

Web Deploy is a Microsoft tool that simplifies the migration, management, and deployment of web applications to IIS-based servers via Visual Studio. It is enabled by default for every domain on the Windows 2012 IIS8 platform.

The connection utilizes the same user credentials as the role-based SecureFTP login assigned to a domain, and access is restricted to DoIT Staff Networks and Static VPNs. In Visual Studio you can choose to enter the settings manually or you can download a Web Deploy XML configuration file from the Plesk Administration Control Panel.

Automatic Configuration File Setup

Follow these instructions to download the configuration file and create your publishing settings automatically:

  1. Log in to the Plesk Control Panel.
  2. Click Web Deploy Publishing Settings (this will prompt you to download a file from Plesk)
  3. Open your application in Visual Studio and select BuildPublish [yourAppName].
  4. Click the Import button and browse for the configuration file downloaded from Plesk.
  5. Click Validate Connection to confirm you have the correct settings.
Note: The settings will be updated automatically, except for the password. Enter the same credentials in use for the role-based SecureFTP login.

Manual Configuration Setup

Follow these instructions to setup new publishing settings manually:

  1. Open your application in Visual Studio and select BuildPublish [yourAppName].
  2. Select New from the dropdown list.
  3. Enter your domain (ex. mysite.wisc.edu) in the Server and Site name fields.
  4. Enter the same credentials in use for the role-based SecureFTP login in the User name and Password fields.
  5. Enter your full domain path (ex. http://mysite.wisc.edu) in the Destination URL field.
  6. Finally, click Validate Connection to confirm you have the correct settings.



Keywords:Visual Studio, ASP.net, applications, code, publish, deploy, IIS, synchronize,   Doc ID:42428
Owner:Jake S.Group:DoIT Web Hosting
Created:2014-08-01 09:24 CSTUpdated:2015-05-11 07:19 CST
Sites:DoIT Web Hosting
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