How to publish to a 'fully qualified URL' or 'UNC path''?

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I'm learning C# and have a Windows Forms app I'm writing as a practice project using Visual Studio 2017 that I would like to publish to one of my sites:

  www.shastarama.com/adventure.html

However, I am confused about the information requested when I try to publish the app (I know little about servers, ftp, etc. so this may not even be the right place to ask this question; if so, I apologize for the post...)

I tried deploying the app to a local folder and then a .zip file that visitors can download but it doesn't work consistently.

Below is some of what I found in the Microsoft Library regarding Visual Studio. Any assistance, suggestions or references would be greatly appreciated.

In the Publish Location field, enter the publishing location by using one of the following formats:
  • To publish to a file share or disk path, enter the path by using either a UNC path (\\Server\ApplicationName) or a file path (C:\Deploy\ApplicationName).

  • To publish to an FTP server, enter the path using the format ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/ApplicationName.

  • In the Installation URL field, enter the installation location using a fully qualified URL using the format http://www.microsoft.com/ApplicationName, or a UNC path using the format \\Server\ApplicationName. 

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I am sorry, but you will not be able to "publish" to Homestead servers via a 3rd party program. You should be able to upload a zip file via the Sitebuilder file manager and then publish it from there so that people are able to download it.
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Thank you. I'll do some more research on ftp since that seems to be the preferred method for Visual Studio. I tried the .zip file approach but the results were inconsistent in that sometimes the app installs and sometimes it doesn't (a friend's computer came back with "Downloading file:///C:/Users/Alysa/AppData/Local/... Files/TextGame_1_0_0_14/TextGame.exe.manifest did not succeed.").

Since I'm a beginner at C#, I'm assuming the problem lies on my end. Thanks again.
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Let us know if we can help, but as I said you can only upload via Sitebuilder's file manager. Homestead does not operate FTP servers, so that won't be possible. You may be able to use something like Dropbox
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Thanks again!

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