How to deploy Visual Studio 2010 Web Application Project with SQL database using Web Deploy?
Posted by AccuWebHosting Support :: Heather S. on 29 December 2010 05:31 AM
This demonstration shows how to deploy Web Application project of Visual Studio 2010 having SQL database using Web Deploy method on AccuWebHosting server.
Open the project in Visual Studio 2010.
First of all, change the Configuration settings of your project. In general the status is set to Debug but for deployment you need to change it to Release status.
For configuration settings perform the following steps:
Click Build-> Configuration Manager...From the Configuration Manager Dialog box figure out Active Solution Configuration option. From the drop down menu select Release status and then close the dialog box.
Add connection string in web.config file between <connectionStrings> ... </connectionStrings>
<add name="testDBConnectionString" connectionString="Data Source=IP address of local machine;Initial Catalog=databaseName;User Id=databaseUser;Password=password;" providerName="System.Data.SqlClient"/>
Click on Project-> Package/Publish Settings
Select Package/Publish SQL option
Click on Import from Web.config button
In Database Entry Details specify the following information:
1. Destination Database Information
Connection string for destination database:
Data Source=188.8.131.52, 1533;Initial Catalog=databaseName;User Id=databaseUser;Password=password;
databaseName- name of the database created from the WebsitePanel
databaseUser - user assigned to database from the WebsitePanel
password - which has been set for the database user
2. Source Database Information
Mark Pull data and/or schema from an existing database option
Specify the Connection string for the source database as below:
Data Source=IPAddress;Initial Catalog=databaseName;User ID=sa;Password=password;
IPAddress - local machine's IP address
databaseName - name of the database created on local machine from SQL Server Management Studio
sa - local user to access the database
password - password of sa user
To deploy the application perform the following steps:
Click Build-> Publish <Web Application Name>
You can also use the Solution Explorer where, right click on the application name and then select Publish option
It will display following dialog box:
Specify profile name if you want to change it otherwise by default it is Profile1
Change Publish Method to Web Deploy
In Service URL there are three options available:
1. To deploy locally,
2. To deploy the application remotely through Remote Agent Service,
http://<IP Address of Remote Computer>
3. To deploy the application through Windows Management Service, use the value specified by your Hosting Provider,
Next option is Site/Application. Its value must be in the form of <IIS Website Name> or <IIS Application Name>
For the local servers use the name of the website and application as specified in IIS Manager
Default Web Site/<ApplicationName>
To publish the application remotely, use the value given by your hosting provider which contains a domain or domain and application name
Check "Mark as IIS application on destination" option
Check "Allow untrusted certificate"
In the Username and Password field specify your Control Panel login username and password that has been given either by your Administrator or by your Hosting Provider
Click on Publish