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Developing and Deploying ASP.NET Core Applications on ServerStadium


ASP.NET Core is a modern, high-performance framework for building web applications and services. Deploying ASP.NET Core applications on ServerStadium servers combines the framework’s efficiency with the robustness and scalability of ServerStadium’s infrastructure. This guide will walk you through the process of developing an ASP.NET Core application and deploying it on a ServerStadium VM or dedicated server.

Developing and Deploying ASP.NET Core Applications on ServerStadium


  • A ServerStadium VM or dedicated server (VM Pricing, Dedicated Servers).
  • A development environment with the .NET Core SDK installed.
  • Basic knowledge of ASP.NET Core and C#.

Step 1: Develop Your ASP.NET Core Application

  1. Set Up the Development Environment:

    Ensure you have the .NET Core SDK installed on your development machine. You can download it from the official .NET website.

  2. Create a New ASP.NET Core Project:

    Use the .NET CLI to create a new ASP.NET Core project:

    dotnet new webapp -o MyAspNetApp cd MyAspNetApp

  3. Develop Your Application:

    Develop your application locally. Implement your business logic, create views, controllers, and any other required functionalities.

Step 2: Build and Test Your Application

  1. Build the Application:

    Compile your application to ensure all is working as expected:

    dotnet build

  2. Run Locally for Testing:

    Test your application locally before deploying:

    dotnet run

    Access the application in a browser using the provided local URL.

Step 3: Prepare Your ServerStadium Environment

  1. Server Setup:

    Choose a ServerStadium VM or dedicated server suitable for your application’s needs. Set it up using the ServerStadium Cloud Panel.

  2. Initial Server Configuration:

    SSH into your server. Update and upgrade your system:

    sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade

Step 4: Install and Configure .NET Core Runtime

  1. Install .NET Core Runtime:

    On your ServerStadium server, install the .NET Core runtime:

    sudo apt install apt-transport-https sudo apt update sudo apt install dotnet-runtime-3.1

    Replace dotnet-runtime-3.1 with the version matching your development environment.

Step 5: Deploy Your ASP.NET Core Application

  1. Publish the Application:

    Publish your application from your development environment:

    dotnet publish -c Release

    This command creates a publish directory containing all necessary files.

  2. Transfer the Application:

    Use scp, FTP, or any file transfer method to upload the contents of the publish directory to your ServerStadium server.

Step 6: Run the Application on the Server

  1. Run the Application:

    On the server, navigate to the application directory and run:

    dotnet MyAspNetApp.dll

    Replace MyAspNetApp.dll with your application’s DLL file name.

Step 7: Set Up a Reverse Proxy

  1. Install Nginx or Apache:

    Install a web server to act as a reverse proxy:

    sudo apt install nginx

  2. Configure the Web Server:

    Configure Nginx or Apache to forward requests to your application. Edit the configuration file to set up the reverse proxy.

Step 8: Secure Your Application

  1. SSL/TLS:

    Secure your application using SSL/TLS certificates, such as those provided by Let’s Encrypt.

  2. Firewall Configuration:

    Ensure your firewall is configured to allow traffic on HTTP and HTTPS ports.


Your ASP.NET Core application is now successfully deployed on a ServerStadium server, ready to deliver high-performance web experiences. For additional support, check out our knowledge base or contact our support team.

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