Web Matrix Web Deploy setting


#1

Anyone know how to set this up?

I can’t deploy the site, webmatrix’s error message “unable to connect”

best rgds


#2

You’re probably going to need to use FTP instead of ‘Web Deploy’ for DreamHost.


#3

What about the ftp settings? I tried both but unable to connect.


#4

I’m confused. If webmatrix recommends using Dreamhost, why can’t it connect and publish using web deploy option? If ftp is used, it says it will overwrite existing databases. I can’t take the chance it will overwrite databases from other websites I’m currently using. Can anyone advise?


#5

Bump…I’d like to use the WebMatrix Web Deploy option as well, but have no idea what to do to make it work. Is it possible to use this option?


#6

It is not possible to use a technology designed for Microsoft IIS based web servers at a hosting company using Linux/Apache based servers.


#7

ahh, i see. thanks![hr]
What I liked about webmatrix is that I could develop locally and publish to the remote site when I was ready (sit files as well as databases). Is there a similar tool for Dreamhost?

I realize it’s a noob question…I am very new to this stuff! :slight_smile:


#8

The technologies involved - Apache, PHP, Perl, etc., MySQL, PHPMyAdmin - can all be installed on Windows machines, so it is possible to duplicate a web site for developing locally. Deploying to DreamHost servers is more manually involved.