I am completely new to this; in the past, I could make a simple site in Visual Studio and use ws_ftp to upload files to the server. But now, we're leasing our own server from 1and1, and here's what they said:
"you actually lease a server from us. You will need to either administer the server directly through Remote Desktop or take advantage of your Parallels Small Business Panel. Your operating system is Windows Web Server 2008. I do not know if the server comes preinstalled with asp.net 4.0, but you do have full administrator access to your server and can install any necessary software."
My goal is to make a small website in Visual Studio / vb / asp.net 4.0.
I really don't even know what a "server" is, but could anybody offer any basic simple steps that I'll need to do now that I have my own server? I'm confused about what I need to download in order to manipulate the server (remote desktop, parallels small business panel, etc.).
So any guidance anybody could offer me, like some simple, basic steps I need to take, or the difference between now and when I used to just have a website hosted on one of theier servers would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!