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Create an ASP.NET Application Root in HELM 3

Creating a Virtual Directory ASP.NET Application for your domain through the Helm Control Panel is easily accomplished. First, log into your HELM control panel. Click on the Domains icon, and select the domain from the list for which you’d like to create the virtual directory. Click on the Virtual Directories icon, and then select Add New.

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Fill out the fields according to the following specifications:

Path To Virtual Directory
Enter the full path that you want to have in the URL before the virtual directory name. Leave blank if the virtual directory is to be created in the root of the website e.g. http://mydomain.com/virtualdir. If you want to have the virtual directory at http://mydomain.com/apps/net/virtualdir, then enter ‘\apps\net’ into the text box.

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Virtual Directory Name
This is the name of the virtual directory itself.

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Virtual Directory Type
Select whether you want to have the virtual directory point to a physical folder within your web space (Physical Folder) or whether you wish to point it to a URL of another website (URL Redirect).

Allow Directory Browsing
Enable directory browsing if you wish visitors to the virtual directory to see the contents of the physical folder if there are no default documents to display.

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Redirect to Exact URL
Enable redirect to exact URL where you want any file or folder paths visited within the virtual directory to be ignored and for the visitor to be sent directly to the URL only. If you disable this if a client goes to http://mydomain.com/virtualdir/abc/page.html, then they will be redirected to http://redirectedURL.com/abc/page.html automatically.

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Once the information has been entered in, click Save.

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You have created a new virtual directory for use as an ASP.NET application root.

Example: If we had a directory in our main wwwroot called Folder1 and wanted to make it an application root, we would only have to fill in 2 boxes.

Virtual Directory Name: Folder1
Physical Folder: \Folder1

Click Save and Folder1 will now be an application root.

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