Publish a help file for beginners how to upload a website from your home computer. Which files? SQL connect string?
Beginners like me can get web sites running on their home PCs on localhost where we have familiar environments like Visual Studio. Much of your help talks about moving files from one 2GBHosting site to another, or using FTP. Beginners frequently don't know what files to ftp. Which database? Do I really need the dozens of files and many subdirectories that Visual Studio creates for each and every project? Which database do I upload? If my database is Access, do I need the right version of Access on my subdomain? How about a database connect string that includes a path from c:\Program Files......" to my database? Do I have to recreate the home computer file structure so my web site will know where to find it, or does it somehow just know? If I get one small thing wrong, nothing works and I'm stuck. How about a help file on how to use Visual Studio's Publish Web feature, which might solve all these problems. It askes for Server Name, Site Name, User Name, Password, and Destination URL. Since we may have a main site in use, the destination site would often be a subdomain. Then there are the Database question on Visual Studio's Settings tab. What should the Remote connection string be? Is there a easy way to handle databases, such as keeping them local to the project? I am not familiar with databases - most of my Windows Forms experience didn't use connect strings - data could be stroed in a linked Excel spreadsheet.
Just click on Websites & Domains > > Web Deploy Publishing Settings and Download setup file which can be easily put into your Visual Studio and will connect it to your site
Then you can use “Publish” feature of Visual Studio or Web matrix. Surely Web Deploy must be installed on your server