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Microsoft WebMatrix Overview

OH SNAP! This article has been deprecated.

Microsoft has discontinued their WebMatrix tool and now recommends that developers use Visual Studio or Visual Studio Code.


WebMatrix is a free web development tool from Microsoft that includes everything you need for website development. Start from open source web applications, built-in web templates or just start writing code yourself. It's all-inclusive, simple and best of all free. Developing websites has never been easier.

About WebMatrix

Find out what WebMatrix is and how it works.

Creating Your Website

With WebMatrix, you can work on your website locally on your own computer and then publish it when you are ready.  These articles and videos cover building your website before publishing it.

Publishing Your Site

Once you have completed building your site, you will want to upload it to your HostGator web hosting account.