Oct 22, 2006 11:40 AM|johnwilson|LINK
I am another one of those who got suckered into VWD and felt great until I tried to get it on a webserver.
I searched for the answer, I searched a lot (including $150 of VWD and ASP.NET 2.0 how-to books). It is not to be found, it seems.
I think that it is a matter of security for the webhost. When they get setup to be secure they will have severely limited the ability of a user to update his site.
I wanted and created a website to display articles. I wanted the database to hold, author, title, brief description, articlebody, keywords. Then have it displayed on a masterpage. When I copy/pasted the article body into its field in the SQLServer 2005 database,
it accepted the first line of the text. It quit as soon as it hit the first carriage return.
I would also consider using XML with VWD, if I could find some instructions for doing that.
Deployment seems to be the killer and there seems to be no good answer. It is a pity.
I gave up after 2 months and bought a $249 script which works just find on my Linux hosting and MySQL. I would still love to use VWD but someone has to help Hosters/Users around this problem.
Just today I found this host, (I have emailed questions to them) that seems to be somewhat on top of the situation. About $80 for 21 months of hosting. They say that you can have more than one database for an additonal charge (no amount given).