using /blog/ folder but not declaring as an application

Topics: ASP.NET 2.0
Mar 21, 2010 at 12:07 AM


I have asked my hosting company of I am able to turn my /blog/ folder into an application... no problem, just a quick setting in IIS....

Now they are telling me they cannot do this as it is shared hosting, so I must upgrade to their £60 per month dedicated server package... Cowboys!  I'd move but at the minute, I have no choice.

Therefore I need to make blogengine 1.6 work in my /blog/ subfolder without declaring this as an application. Can someone point me to some instructions on how to do this successfully please?

Many Thanks


Mar 21, 2010 at 6:21 AM
Edited Mar 21, 2010 at 6:24 AM

Take a look at this discussion. It is old, but basic idea is the same: you need to merge your web.config into upper level directory, granted it is your site root and is configured as application.

Mar 23, 2010 at 3:45 PM

Thanks very much for this link! I've followed the instructions, copying the required blog directories to the root, and merging / modifying the webconfig file, plus some mods to my custom theme and it works great, alot less hassle than I expected, thanks again.