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  • Matthew 3 posts 83 karma points
    May 19, 2017 @ 15:46

    Uploading Site onto a Web Hosting Server (eg Godaddy)


    So I've built and tested a site only using localhost to view it, so far. I want to now publish the site to a domain. I've got a subdomain setup with Godaddy.

    I know that I can use a FTP client to get the files on the server.

    But my question is what do I have to do to setup the domain/subdomain for the site to work on it?

    Any advice would be most appreciated :)



  • Alex Skrypnyk 4516 posts 16141 karma points MVP admin
    May 19, 2017 @ 21:58
    Alex Skrypnyk

    Hi Matt

    Press please right button on the root node of your site and select "Culture and Hostnames" item. Here you can add domains for each root node in your site.

    How many domain/subdomain do you need?

    What is the structure of your site?



  • Matthew 3 posts 83 karma points
    May 20, 2017 @ 09:05

    Sorry think i didn't explain it properly, i've created the subdomain and published my site/files from Visual Studio to the domain BUT just can't get it to work.

    Tried numerous things and keep getting stuck at different errors (Read things like changing bits in the web.config file etc) and just won't run

    Does anyone know of a step-by-step method for uploading a site from scratch to a host server?

  • Hundebol 158 posts 294 karma points
    May 22, 2017 @ 06:28

    Hi Matthew,

    First off, running umbraco at GoDaddy is a pain. But it can be done. The performance isn't great though.

    I can't remember exactly how I got it working when I tried it, but I think you can set permissions (read/write/modify) on the folders via GoDaddy's online tools or via FTP. GoDaddy does not set the permissions when you upload, and this is probably why you run into problems.

  • Craig Mayers 145 posts 460 karma points
    May 22, 2017 @ 07:45
    Craig Mayers

    Hi Mathew,

    It will most likely be permissions on the folders that Umbraco needs to write to.

    See the following:

    Good luck!


  • Hardik Gondalia 4 posts 96 karma points
    May 22, 2017 @ 12:11
    Hardik Gondalia

    I have recently Upload my Umbraco Project on GoDaddy Hosting


    • Upload files to File server of Godaddy
    • Create Database on the Godaddy SQL Server
    • Give Permission to App_Data Folder
    • Give Full Trust Level in Web.config file as well as change connection string in web.config file

    That's it. Hosting of Umbraco is same as any other MVC application on Godaddy

  • Alex Skrypnyk 4516 posts 16141 karma points MVP admin
    May 22, 2017 @ 12:12
    Alex Skrypnyk

    Hi Hardik

    Great tutorial how to upload files to Godaddy, agree with you, usually it not a problem at all.


  • John Palmer 57 posts 141 karma points
    May 23, 2017 @ 07:25
    John Palmer

    Hi Matthew,

    1. You just need to upload all your files via FTP to your root folder
    2. Restore your datbase
    3. Change your connection string
    4. Make sure you give full permission as Umbraco requires Full Trust to run
    5. Test to browse your site
  • Mikkel 9 posts 100 karma points
    May 23, 2017 @ 07:45

    Hi Matthew

    Check if your domain has the requirments needed for it to host an Umbraco site:

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