How to deploy a Visual Studio 2012 Web Application Project to a WinHost Server using FTP

The following instructions apply only to Web Application Projects.  For Web Site Projects, please see this Knowledge Base article.


To publish your web application using FTP:
  • Open the project in Visual Studio 2012.
  • Click Build -> Publish.  This will bring up the "Publish Web" dialog box.
  • Change the "Publish Method" to FTP.
  • In the target location field, enter: ftp://[HostingAccountDomain.com]/[subdirectory]  (e.g.: ftp://ftp.HostingAccountDomain.com/app1).
  • In the username field, enter the FTP username found in Control Panel.
  • In the password field, enter the FTP password.
  • Click "Next" to determine the web.configuration you will publish.
  • Click Publish.