Creating A Simple ASP.NET Site For the Main Cloud Sites Account

NOTE: This article refers to the Cloud Sites Control Panel. You can access this interface from the Cloud Control Panel by clicking your username in the upper-right corner of the control panel and selecting Cloud Sites Control Panel.


  • User has administration access to the website


NOTE: The domain must have .Net and Asp technology Feature enabled. This can be verified and changed if necessary in the Features tab of the domain as shown below.

  • Navigate to Hosting -> Cloud Sites -> This will list all the domains/websites owned by the account and click on the website to be updated


  • Create the following two files:

1. First_asp_page.asp - This is a simple ASP page


 <title>My First ASP Page</title>
 <body bgcolor="white" text="black">
   'Dimension variables
   Dim strMessage 			
   strMessage = "Hello World"
   Response.Write (strMessage)
   Response.Write ("
   Response.Write ("The time on the server is: " & Time())


2. web.config - This is the configuration file. Fill in your username and password to allow impersonation. Refer to MSDN for more information

 <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>

    <identity impersonate="true" userName="dfw\YOURNAME" password="YOURPASSWORD" />
  • Verify that logging is turned on if needed. Refer to Enable logging for a website
  • Upload the two files created to the main directory of the website using one of the following two methods
  1. ftp - Refer to Upload content to a website using FTP
  2. File Manager - Refer to Upload content to a website using the File Manager
  • Navigate to the First_asp_page.asp using the Test URL if necessary. Refer to Use a staging URL. Ensure that it is served by Cloud Sites.


Additional Resources

-- RKN - 12/6/2009

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