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I have built an webform application which has a database. I want to buy a domain and hosting it online but I don't know how to do it. Please I need help on how to buy a domain, how to compile (publish) the application and all the web.config settings that I need to do and also my connection string................

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Updated 12-Nov-18 6:09am
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Solution 1

Start with Google: try "ASP.NET web Hosting" and see what you can find - it may help you to find one that provides support in your native language as it can reduce the complications considerably when there is a problem.

Most hosting services will provide a domain for free - you tell them what name you want when you sign up - and will provide SQL server or MySQL, and an amount of space, plus normally an email service as part of the package, but check exactly what you will get as it does vary from supplier to supplier.

Try to avoid the "free" services - generally speaking they aren't reliable and some charge (quite heavily) for technical support if you need it, and you probably will.

I use Arvixe, but they are getting expensive and some people have had problems with them - I haven't but that's the luck of the draw, I guess.
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Solution 2

Here's another option, and one that works for me...Self Host your own website(s).

What's required:
0: A domain name
1: Broadband Internet Access w/ Static IP
2: A decent computer to act as a web and database server (actual server OS recommended, but not required)
3: https certificate, free or otherwise (recommended but not required)

Or if that's too much, get a free month with a cloud provider such as Azure. It's very easy to setup and configure a webApp and connect it to a sql database. Start with the minimum tiers.
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Solution 3

Before going to that route by making your website sits in a public facing domain, I would recommend you to deploy them to you local IIS webserver first and test the functionality of your website. You may also need to test out configurations that may change when you port your site from another server such as (SMTP, Database conenection strings , etc..)

Once you are confident, then start looking for a hosting company, as already pointed out, most hosting company will be able you to provide a domain name, database and email server.

On my case, I've used Microsoft Azure for hosting my personal site and just bought a domain from other company and map that to Azure. Pretty much sure there are a lot of hosting providers that you can choose, so just do a simple search at google to get started.

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