Anyone know .ASPX (I'm trying to restore a site)???

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Toocoo82, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. Toocoo82

    Toocoo82 Regular Member

    May 6, 2011
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    A client approached me with a site that looks like it was using .aspx (one of the few languages I'm am not too familiar with). It's basically a site with over 1000 products, and he is trying to see if he can recover it.

    His previous webmaster gave a cd and said it was a backup (looks like the site if you ask me). He had it on godaddy.

    Take a look here at some of the files:

    My question is whats the best way to test and see if this works? Can I do this via a host like hostgator, or does .aspx require something different?
  2. OldSalt

    OldSalt Ex-Mod taking a sabbatical

    May 19, 2009
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    IT Sys Admin
    US, East Coast
    Well, first of all, you'll probably have to put it on a *ugh* Windows server... (I much prefer Apache after crashing a Windows server using .asp pages and 50,000 daily pageviews several years ago). Once you do that, ensure that it recognizes .aspx and specifically home.aspx as the index page since that appears to be it. After that, you got to play it by ear... see what's not working. Is it trying to attach to a database, are the permissions in the directories right? Things like that.

    *Edit* If it's a dedicated server, make sure you have Active Server Pages enabled.