I have made an MVC website in Visual Studio 2015 and it works in my localhost. But when I published my website and put into my host, it doesn’t work. It gives me this error notice:
Server Error in ‘/’ Application.
Parser Error Message: The ‘targetFramework’ attribute in the
element of the Web.config file is used only to target
version 4.0 and later of the .NET Framework (for example,
”). The ‘targetFramework’
attribute currently references a version that is later than the
installed version of the .NET Framework. Specify a valid target
version of the .NET Framework, or install the required version of the
An application error occurred on the server. The current custom error
settings for this application prevent the details of the application
error from being viewed remotely (for security reasons). It could,
however, be viewed by browsers running on the local server machine.
Source File: G:\xxx\xxx.com\httpdocs\web.config Line: 24
Version Information: Microsoft .NET Framework Version:4.0.30319;
Related parts in my web.config:
<section name="entityFramework" type="System.Data.Entity.Internal.ConfigFile.EntityFrameworkSection, EntityFramework, Version=18.104.22.168, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089" requirePermission="false" />
<!-- For more information on Entity Framework configuration, visit http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=237468 --></configSections>
And this part with error:
<authentication mode="None" />
<customErrors mode="Off" />
<compilation debug="true" targetFramework="4.6" />
<httpRuntime targetFramework="4.6" />
Properties of my website:
And NuGet Package Manager:
EntityFramework Reference Properties:
Default Web Site Basic Settings: (To be honest, I am not sure whether I should add a new website(my website) in here.)
My installed .net frameworks:
My publish method:
I have investigated this problem on the Internet and I have found several links related to my problem: Asp.net MCV4 framework issue. In this link, there are two main offers:
changing this compilation tag
updating application pool in IIS
Actually, I have tried to change this tag but it doesn’t change. Then I have controlled my application pool but it seems up-to-date.
I have called my host provider and I have explained my problem. They say that this error is not related to their servers.
What should I do? What is the solution for this?
Your website project is targeting v4.6 of the .Net Framework but your hosting provider has not yet installed this version. Your options:
- Ask provider to install it – they are unlikely to do this.
- Find another provider that does support it.
- Change your project to target v4.5.