Sunday, June 08, 2008

How to make Apache run ASP.NET / ASP.NET 2.0

Don’t ask me why… but i’ve been asked to make Apache run ASP.NET.

IT Worked !

Even worked with ASP.NET 2.0 Site !
Following are the instruction to make Asp.Net work under apache:
– Install Apache 2.0.54
– Install Mod_AspDotNet
– Add at the end of C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2\conf\httpd.conf the following lines
LoadModule aspdotnet_module "modules/"
AddHandler asax ascx ashx asmx aspx axd config cs csproj licx rem resources resx soap vb vbproj vsdisco webinfo

# Mount the ASP.NET /asp application
AspNetMount /SampleASP "c:/SampleASP"
#/SampleASP is the alias name for to execute
#"c:/SampleASP" is the actual execution of files/folders in that location
# Map all requests for /asp to the application files
Alias /SampleASP "c:/SampleASP"
#maps /SampleASP request to "c:/SampleASP"
#now to get to the /SampleASP type http://localhost/SampleASP
#It'll redirect http://localhost/SampleASP to "c:/SampleASP"
# Allow scripts to be executed in the /SampleASP example

Options FollowSymlinks ExecCGI
Order allow,deny
Allow from all
DirectoryIndex index.htm index.aspx
#default the index page to .htm and .aspx

# For all virtual ASP.NET webs, we need the aspnet_client files
# to serve the client-side helper scripts.
AliasMatch /aspnet_client/system_web/(\d+)_(\d+)_(\d+)_(\d+)/(.*) "C:/Windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v$1.$2.$3/ASP.NETClientFiles/$4"

Options FollowSymlinks
Order allow,deny
Allow from all

– Create a directory c:\SampleASP and insert in it the index.aspx
– Restart apache server :
Start-> Apache HTTP Server 2.0.54 ->
Control Apache Server -> Restart
– Open Explorer and navigate to http://localhost/SampleASP/index.aspx
If everything worked fine you should get a nice page working.

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