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How to configure your first website on Dailyrazor.com?


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In this article I will explain details about how to host your first website on DailyRazor.com. The steps below are how to host ASP.NET MVC 2.0 website with SQL server.(Steps are also applicable for hosting ASP.NET 4.0 application, ASP.NET MVC 3.0 application)

To start with you will need the following details:
  1. FTP account details - You will need this to upload your website through FTP.
  2. Control panel account details - You will need this to configure your website settings and frameworks.
  3. Name server information - This is what you will provide to your domain registrar to point it to dailyrazor servers.
  4. Primary domain account login - Keep it handy for future trouble shooting.
  5. Billing information login details - If you ever change your credit card details then you will need to login using these details.
All this information will be provided when you register for DailyRazor.com account.

Let's start with hosting the ASP.NET MVC application.
  1. Control panel login - Use the control panel url provided with your account. In my case it is: https://altafkhatri.com:8443/.

    You will reach a page with the below options. This will be the case when you don't have SSL certificate for the website. Click "Continue to this website(not recommended)".
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  2. Plesk control panel login - You will reach Plesk control panel. Enter the credentials and login provided in the email. (Point ii mentioned above)
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  3. Plesk Control panel Home page - Welcome to your plesk control panel. You will see a screen with several options shown below. We will explore few of them in this article which are essentials for hosting the website. Feel free to explore more after setting your website.
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    How to host website for cheap
    How to host website for cheap

  4. Set up a domain profile for your website - Select "Domains".
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  5. Create Domain screen - Select "Create Domain"
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  6. Enter configuration details for your website - Here you will enter details for the website profile.
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    Give your domain name.
    Select option will www. I have selected that my website be available with www as well. This means I can reach website with www and without it.
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    Create your FTP login details here for your website - This FTP website credential is useful only for accessing this website and its subdomains.
    How to host website for cheap Note down the IP address, ftp login id and password, this will be needed later to upload the files to the server.
    Select appropriate dotnet version.
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    How to host website for cheap

  7. Adding new sql server database - Go to the Home by clicking on the link on the left of the screen. Select Databases option.
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    How to host website for cheap
    How to host website for cheap
    After you add the database, you can add the credentials for the database. After creating the database, you can connect to the data base using this credential.

  8. Create a new ASP.NET MVC website -
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    If you get error during compilation from the MVCApplication1.Test project then you will need add reference to the MVCApplication1 project
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    Run the project to see if everything is fine.
    How to host website for cheap You can add the database connection to this project as you would normally do. The credentials created above can be used.

  9. Publish website - To publish the file on the server, lets build and have the files ready. Go to the project, right click and select publish
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    Select the destination folder.
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  10. Deploying the website - Well, now we will deploy it using filezilla. If you don’t have filezilla to FTP the files to the server then you can download it from here: http://filezilla- project.org/download.php?type=client
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  11. Login with the credentials - Login with the credentials created earlier. You will need the server name, user name and password created. Once you login, you will see the folder structure in the simple layout. You will have to go to httpdocs and place your file there.
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That’s it. You are done. Your website is up and running. Now, you will need to point the DNS of the domain to the correct server. If you have taken the domain name other than from dailyrazor.com then you will need to update the DNS server names in the panel for your domain. You will need atleast 2 name servers and you can find them here from your control panel:
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Click DNS settings
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Update this information and when it is effective, you will see your first website up and running.


Now, let's explore how to host the subdomain. This is fairly simple and similar to hosting a domain. This is the best part of the dailyrazor and it makes things so much easy when hosting. There is no need to worry about changing any config file manually as is needed with other web hosting providers.
  1. Create a subdomain - From the home page, go to domains, select the domain name you want to create subdomain for. In the menu options for the domain, select the option "Subdomains".
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    How to host website for cheap
    How to host website for cheap

  2. Physical hosting - Select physical hosting, indicating that the physical folder structure similar to the original domain will be created.
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    How to host website for cheap

  3. Upload the files - Goto filezilla and upload the files. In the root folder, select the subdomains folder. You will see the same folder structure that you saw for the website. You will upload the files to httpdocs.
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    How to host website for cheap

And with this you have also hosted your subdomain.


If you run into any issues while performing above steps, please email support@dailyrazor.com with the detail. You will get the response ASAP.






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