I am now looking to host my own website on my newly purchased machine (Windows Server 2012).
I know how to host a normal static website. You install Web Deploy, create the website in IIS, point it to the folder on your machine and point the domain name to your server via DNS.
I am now attempting something a bit more advanced and need some advice.
I have created a Web Application project in Visual Studio. You may have come across the project before...
Wingtip Toys Wingtip Toys Tutorial.
So I have basically followed that tutorial and built a functional shopping cart website on my machine. I can test the website via localhost.
I am now trying to understand the process of deploying that asp.net website to my public domain.
I believe that you can use Microsoft Azure to deploy your .net application to the web, but do you still need to have the website created in IIS before hand? Also I understand that the website needs to be 'compiled' as opposed to the traditional FTP method.
Any advice on this last step (deploying a visual studio website application to a public domain via azure) would be most appreciated.