How do I deploy a Visual Studio 2008/2005 or Visual Web Developer 2008/2005 web project from my local computer to the WebECS servers?

To deploy a Visual Studio 2008/2005 project from your local computer to your WebECS hosting account, follow the steps below. These steps apply to both Visual Studio 2008/2005 and Visual Web Developer 2008/2005.

  • Open the web project to be deployed in Visual Studio 2008/2005.
  • Go to web site -> Copy Web Site. The Copy Web tab will show the Source Web site and the Remote Web site.
  • Click the "Connect" button. The "Open Web Site" window will pop up.
  • Select FTP Site.
  • Enter the following values:
    • Server:
    • Port: 21
    • Directory: enter the name of the remote directory to copy to
    • Passive Mode: checked*
    • Anonymous Login: unchecked, and enter your login information
      * Note that passive mode may not be compatible with some home network routers or modems. If you have difficulty connecting, try switching passive mode off.
  • Click "Open."
  • Select the files you want to copy from the Source Web site list.
  • Use the arrow buttons in the middle to copy the selected files from source to remote web site.