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Hosting a asp.net website

Posted September 6, 2013 26.2k views
I am starting my new online venture, development is in process. Want to know is it is linux based servers or windows based. Want to buy quickly, please guide me
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UPDATE:

DigitalOcean now has a pre-configured .NET Core w/ PowerShell on 16.04 one-click. This is essentially an Ubuntu 16.04 x64 droplet with the dot net core AND powershell pre-installed.

More documentation on .Net Core here and Powershell here.

Read more about using the .NET Core w/ PowerShell on 16.04 in this tutorial: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-use-the-net-core-with-powershell-one-click-image

@monty.exe: Linux

@DigitalOcean: Available images is prob. a good ? to add to the FAQs.
We do not support Windows servers however you can use Mono to host asp.net websites on Linux servers.

http://www.mono-project.com/ASP.NET

@Pablo: The OS list should be up on the FAQ page soon. Thanks :]

It depends what specific .NET technologies you’re using. The Mono Project provides an Apache module (mod_mono) for running ASP.NET sites, and from what I gather it works well.

Mono doesn’t support all the .NET APIs, though - notably WPF (and possibly WCF too, I can’t remember) - but it does provide good support for much else of the framework.

If you’re starting from scratch and particularly want to target non-Windows servers, then ensuring your project works with Mono would be a good goal to aim for. However, if you need particular APIs or language features that are not supported by Mono, then you will need to use a Windows server for deployment. It’s a design-time/architectural choice that should make up front.

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