An overview of ASP.NET Deployment Process


In one of the previous posts, we had talked about various options in ASP.NET and some general issues in choosing of the hosting service providers for developing projects in ASP.NET. Here, we will go in a bit of details for the hosting plan as well as try to explain the process of deployment process in ASP.NET. this process applies to any version of ASP.NET.

Firstly, this process and its explanation has nothing to do with the designing and coding parts of the projects.

Now – briefly, the deploying process in ASP.NET involves the following 3 steps:
1.       Configuration of the web application, web server, and the database in production environment. This information is basically located in the web.config file. It also may include the configuration for the web server and the database as well.
2.       Synchronization of the ASP.NET pages, coding files (.asp and .aspx), and the HTML/CSS files. The purpose here is to map the code files and the support files between the development and the production environments. Here, basically the set of ASP.NET related code files need to be synchronized between development and production environments.
3.       Synchronization of database schema and/or data. The databases for deployment and production are separate. During development, the development database’s schema may be modified to include new tables, columns, stored procedures, links, and triggers, or even to remove or rename existing database objects.

SPEC India specializes in phase-wise development of any project. Here, we have a separate vertical each for analysis, design, coding and testing of any project in ASP.NET development as well as the other work domains that we work on. This is always to support our Clients at every phase of our project – the testing and deployment always being crucial parts of the software development life cycle.

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