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Deploy to GoDaddy

Topics: General, Troubleshooting
Sep 29, 2013 at 11:39 PM

I created an Orchard site on my local machine using webmatrix, and then used the publish (via ftp option) to load all of the files to the website, but am not having any success in getting it going. I have looked around for solutions, the best was probably:


The Publish (Check) Compatibility failed -
  • the .net framework version was unknown (I changed the version of .net to the 4 to 4.5 option in GoDaddy admin).
  • The Simple HTML page returned Not available.
The database is a SQL Server Compact database.

I am obviously missing something, and would appreciate any help.


Sep 30, 2013 at 1:11 AM
I don't think I've ever heard of a successful deployment to GoDaddy, even when we were supporting medium trust. Make sure your account is configured for .NET 4.0 or 4.5 with full trust.
Oct 4, 2013 at 8:50 AM
Thanks for getting back to me. One of the differences is that webmatrix install is using IIS8 Express. I notice that GoDaddy is using IIS7. Is this difference going to cause me problems?
Oct 4, 2013 at 9:46 PM
No. That won't. But that's not to say that you won't have any other problems.
Oct 7, 2013 at 4:04 PM
Oct 7, 2013 at 4:09 PM
I have several orchard sites running on godaddy without too much trouble... just follow the tut...
Oct 7, 2013 at 5:17 PM
That's good news, thanks.