Don't ask me why… but i've been asked to make Apache run ASP.NET.

IT Worked ! *
Even worked with ASP.NET 2.0 Site !

Following are the instruction to make Asp.Net work under apache:

  • Install [Apache 2.0.54**]
  • Install [Mod_AspDotNet**]
  • Add at the end of C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2\conf\httpd.conf the following lines

LoadModule aspdotnet_module "modules/"  
AddHandler asax ascx ashx asmx aspx axd config cs csproj licx rem resources resx soap vb vbproj vsdisco webinfo

<IfModule mod_aspdotnet.cpp>  
# Mount the ASP.NET /asp application  
AspNetMount /SampleASP "c:/SampleASP"  
#/SampleASP is the alias name for to execute  
#"c:/SampleASP" is the actual execution of files/folders in that location  
# Map all requests for /asp to the application files  
Alias /SampleASP "c:/SampleASP"  

#maps /SampleASP request to "c:/SampleASP"  
#now to get to the /SampleASP type [http://localhost/SampleASP]
#It'll redirect http://localhost/SampleASP to "c:/SampleASP" 
# Allow scripts to be executed in the /SampleASP example  

<Directory "c:/SampleASP">  
Options FollowSymlinks ExecCGI  
Order allow,deny  
Allow from all  
DirectoryIndex index.htm index.aspx  
#default the index page to .htm and .aspx  

# For all virtual ASP.NET webs, we need the aspnet_client files  
# to serve the client-side helper scripts.  
AliasMatch /aspnet_client/system_web/(\d+)_(\d+)_(\d+)_(\d+)/(.*) "C:/Windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v$1.$2.$3/ASP.NETClientFiles/$4"

<Directory "C:/Windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v*/ASP.NETClientFiles">  
Options FollowSymlinks  
Order allow,deny  
Allow from all  


  • Create a directory c:\SampleASP and insert in it the index.aspx
  • Restart apache server :
    Start->Apache HTTP Server 2.0.54 ->
    Control Apache Server -> Restart
  • Open Explorer and navigate to http://localhost/SampleASP/index.aspx
    If everything worked fine you should get a nice page working.
**— index.aspx —**  
<%@ Page Language="VB" %>   

<link rel="stylesheet"href="intro.css">   

<form action="index.aspx" method="post">  
<h3> Name: <input id="Name" type=text>  
Category: <select id="Category" size=1>  
<input type=submit value="Lookup">  
<% Dim I As Integer  
For I = 0 to 7 %>  
<font size="<%=I%>"> Sample ASP.NET TEST</font> <br>  
<% Next %>