Deploying a Visual Studio 2010 Web Application Project 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 2010.
  • 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://[domainName]/[subdirectory], e.g.;  ftp://HostingAccountDomain.com/app1. Replace [subdirectory] with the directory you wish to publish the application to.  If you are uploading your project directly on the root directory set the ftp address to ftp://HostingAccountDomain.com. If you are publishing to subdirectory, please make sure it exists on the server.
  • In username field, enter the FTP user name found in Control Panel.
  • In the password field, enter the FTP password.
  • Click Publish.