I guess he mean if he can do your book project directly on an hosting server instead than locally.
Normally building on an hosting server is not recommanded. You put your whole website on the hosting server only when it is completed the first time and ready for deployment. An hosting server is like a production server.. rather than a developement server where your local machine is supposed to be used for.
I suggest you stick with the ASP.NET developement server then on chapter 19 once you finished the website you can deploy it as stated in the chapter. Because if you run into problems, the book won't help you because you choosen some other path. So for now you better stick with what the book tell you.
Since Visual Studio 2010 come with a ASP.NET integrated web server.. you can build and test your website directly from the IDE which is a really cool thing.. since with PHP you need to configure and setup one apache server manually.
Last edited by Rushino; May 18th, 2010 at 09:41 AM..