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I purchased a Windows VPS Hosting with Hyper-V and Windows 2008 R2 x64 Standard Edition, and I have installed WebsitePanel, asp.net 2.0, 3.5, 4.0 on it. It worked well. Now I hope my VPS hosting support .net 4.5, how to upgrade? what files do I need install on the hosting? Thanks!

And more, will my asp.net 4.0 website be faster if I upgrade the website to asp.net 4.5 and upgrade VPS hosting to .net 4.5?

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This site is for systems administration or desktop support in a professional capacity. Professionals do not have trouble figuring out how to install a .net framework. Downvoted, closevoted. –  HopelessN00b Sep 20 '12 at 13:49

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Updating asp.net \ the .NET framework is done by downloading the updated version from Microsoft and installing it. Version 4.0 to 4.5 is an in-place update process, and the required file can be found at the Microsoft download page for .NET framework version 4.5.

As to how to get that file onto your VPS and execute it, that's up to you. This is not something a professional sysadmin would struggle with, or be particularly interested in walking anyone through, generally.

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Additionally, if it is an asp.net website your source files may not be compatible with 4.5 and it could crash your site. You should always make sure to test out this in a lab environment prior to moving it into production. –  Dresca Sep 20 '12 at 14:24
    
@Dresca Yeah, that's a very good point. A professional admin would do that as a matter of habit, but I clearly should have mentioned that explicitly in this case. Thanks for pointing it out. –  HopelessN00b Sep 20 '12 at 14:29

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