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Reseller Hosting - ASPHostPortal :: Finding a Good Hosting Reseller, Shared Site Web Space For Your Business or Personal Needs

clock May 31, 2010 09:12 by author Jervis

Having web space is a must for every business-minded individual. But business-minded individuals must always keep a close eye on their budget. Thankfully, you don't need to have exclusive web space in order to have a good website. If you need to keep a tight watch on your spending, you should know that besides a good hosting reseller, shared site web space is another way to go.

"Reselling" is a means of selling small portions of web space, which drastically reduces the cost of purchase for the buyer. This makes resellers exceptionally helpful to people who are still starting off in web space development and don't yet know how much they have to spend, or the exact features that they need. But some resellers not only sell web space: some of them sell shared web space. A hosting reseller shared site web account may be even cheaper than regular resold webspace.

There are, after all, different methods of reselling web space. Most of the time, it depends on the contract between the reseller and the original web host - if there is a contract to be made at all. Sometimes, it's enough for a web host to purchase a large chunk of web space from the original host, and then "resell" smaller chunks of it, without the original web host's knowledge. The entire profit made from the reselling would then land to the reseller.

This is usually not illegal, since the reseller has pretty much owns the web space and is free to keep or resell it as he or she sees fit. However, the reseller is also responsible for keeping his or her own customers happy; if there is any error that needs fixing, or any account upgrades or downgrades that need to be made, or even lapses in payment, the responsibility to attend to the situation falls entirely on the reseller. The reseller could be a single individual or a corporation in the business of buying up large chunks of web space and redistributing them.

If you buy space on a web site that a reseller owns, you'll be buying shared web space. And understandably, this tends to be cheaper than buying exclusive web space from a web host, via a reseller. A hosting reseller shared site web space may just be the most cost-efficient answer to your web presence needs!

For further information, visit http://www.asphostportal.com.

Reasons why you must trust ASPHostPortal.com

Every provider will tell you how they treat their support, uptime, expertise, guarantees, etc., are. Take a close look. What they're really offering you is nothing close to what ASPHostPortal does. You will be treated with respect and provided the courtesy and service you would expect from a world-class web hosting business.

You’ll have highly trained, skilled professional technical support people ready, willing, and wanting to help you 24 hours a day. Your web hosting account servers are monitored from three monitoring points, with two alert points, every minute, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The followings are the list of other added- benefits you can find when hosting with us:

- DELL Hardware
Dell hardware is engineered to keep critical enterprise applications running around the clock with clustered solutions fully tested and certified by Dell and other leading operating system and application providers.
- Recovery Systems
Recovery becomes easy and seamless with our fully managed backup services. We monitor your server to ensure your data is properly backed up and recoverable so when the time comes, you can easily repair or recover your data.
- Control Panel
We provide one of the most comprehensive customer control panels available. Providing maximum control and ease of use, our Control Panel serves as the central management point for your ASPHostPortal account. You’ll use a flexible, powerful hosting control panel that will give you direct control over your web hosting account. Our control panel and systems configuration is fully automated and this means your settings are configured automatically and instantly.
- Excellent Expertise in Technology
The reason we can provide you with a great amount of power, flexibility, and simplicity at such a discounted price is due to incredible efficiencies within our business. We have not just been providing hosting for many clients for years, we have also been researching, developing, and innovating every aspect of our operations, systems, procedures, strategy, management, and teams. Our operations are based on a continual improvement program where we review thousands of systems, operational and management metrics in real-time, to fine-tune every aspect of our operation and activities. We continually train and retrain all people in our teams. We provide all people in our teams with the time, space, and inspiration to research, understand, and explore the Internet in search of greater knowledge. We do this while providing you with the best hosting services for the lowest possible price.
- Data Center
ASPHostPortal modular Tier-3 data center was specifically designed to be a world-class web hosting facility totally dedicated to uncompromised performance and security
- Monitoring Services
From the moment your server is connected to our network it is monitored for connectivity, disk, memory and CPU utilization - as well as hardware failures. Our engineers are alerted to potential issues before they become critical.
- Network
ASPHostPortal has architected its network like no other hosting company. Every facet of our network infrastructure scales to gigabit speeds with no single point of failure.
- Security
Network security and the security of your server are ASPHostPortal's top priorities. Our security team is constantly monitoring the entire network for unusual or suspicious behavior so that when it is detected we can address the issue before our network or your server is affected.
- Support Services
Engineers staff our data center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to manage the network infrastructure and oversee top-of-the-line servers that host our clients' critical sites and services.

 



Joomla Hosting - ASPHostPortal :: How to Convert a Static Websiteto Joomla

clock May 31, 2010 08:58 by author Jervis

Joomla! is an easy to use CMS tool, which allows you to create a website with practically no design or programing skills. To start a Joomla site, you need to sign up for a hosting account and have Joomla CMS installed. At ASPHostPortal you can get a free professional Joomla installation with your Joomla Hosting account. You can always start from our Portal ONE hosting plan (from @$5.00/month) to get this application installed on your website. So, why wait longer?

Managing a static website can be a challenging task. To change a simple text in a static website you may have to make the changes locally and then upload the new files to your hosting account. On the other hand, a Joomla based website has all the flexibility a CMS application provides. This is why many people consider converting their static websites to Joomla.

The conversion process can be divided into two parts - adding your actual data and recreating the design of your website.

You should begin with adding your data first because later it will be much easier to make your design with the real information on your pages.

Adding your data consists of two main steps - creating your pages and creating your menus.

Let's start with the creation of your Main Menu and a Home item that will show the content of your front page.

Step 1. Log in to your Joomla administrative area and click on the "Menu Manager" button to start the creation of your first menu.

Step 2. Click on the "New" button to create a new menu.

Step 3. On the next page set the title and description of your menu. You have to specify a unique name for the menu. You will later use this name to assign modules to it.

Step 4. Now you have to add items to your menu. Click on the "New" button at the top-right part of the page. For the purpose of this tutorial we will create a single item called "Home".

Step 5. In the next screen you will be asked to select the menu item's type. Since this item will show your front page, expand the "Articles" category and click on the "Front Page Blog Layout" item type.

Step 6. Type "Home" in the title field. This text will appear on the menu link that will be shown on your website. You can always come back to the Menu Manager and rename the menu item.

Step 7. Click on the "Save" button at the top-right part of the page.

Step 8. The next step is to set this menu item as default. This means that when someone opens your website this will be the first page that will load. If you do not have a default item, Joomla will return a "404 Component not found" error. 

You have to click on the checkbox next to your menu item and then press the "Default" button.

Step 9. The creation of your menu is complete. You should now add a module to your website that will display your menu. To do this ,go to Extensions -> Module Manager and press the "New" button at the top of the page.

Step 10. Choose "Menu" for module type and click "Next".

Step 11. On the next page select a name for the module and set it to "Enabled".

Step 12. Select the position where the module should be displayed. For the purpose of this tutorial we'll create a horizontal menu right under the main header, so let's set "user3" as position. If the position is not available in the drop-down list, you can simply type it.

Step 13. Click on the "Save" button at the top-right part of the page.

You are now ready with the creation of your main menu and the first item in it. Once you have done that, you can add more items to your Main menu from the Menu Manager. You can check the different menu item types in order to see the differences in the way they visualize your content.

Step 14. You should now add your content to the new site. You can look at each page of your static website as a Joomla article.

Reasons why you must trust ASPHostPortal.com

Every provider will tell you how they treat their support, uptime, expertise, guarantees, etc., are. Take a close look. What they're really offering you is nothing close to what ASPHostPortal does. You will be treated with respect and provided the courtesy and service you would expect from a world-class web hosting business.

You’ll have highly trained, skilled professional technical support people ready, willing, and wanting to help you 24 hours a day. Your web hosting account servers are monitored from three monitoring points, with two alert points, every minute, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The followings are the list of other added- benefits you can find when hosting with us:

- DELL Hardware
Dell hardware is engineered to keep critical enterprise applications running around the clock with clustered solutions fully tested and certified by Dell and other leading operating system and application providers.
- Recovery Systems
Recovery becomes easy and seamless with our fully managed backup services. We monitor your server to ensure your data is properly backed up and recoverable so when the time comes, you can easily repair or recover your data.
- Control Panel
We provide one of the most comprehensive customer control panels available. Providing maximum control and ease of use, our Control Panel serves as the central management point for your ASPHostPortal account. You’ll use a flexible, powerful hosting control panel that will give you direct control over your web hosting account. Our control panel and systems configuration is fully automated and this means your settings are configured automatically and instantly.
- Excellent Expertise in Technology
The reason we can provide you with a great amount of power, flexibility, and simplicity at such a discounted price is due to incredible efficiencies within our business. We have not just been providing hosting for many clients for years, we have also been researching, developing, and innovating every aspect of our operations, systems, procedures, strategy, management, and teams. Our operations are based on a continual improvement program where we review thousands of systems, operational and management metrics in real-time, to fine-tune every aspect of our operation and activities. We continually train and retrain all people in our teams. We provide all people in our teams with the time, space, and inspiration to research, understand, and explore the Internet in search of greater knowledge. We do this while providing you with the best hosting services for the lowest possible price.
- Data Center
ASPHostPortal modular Tier-3 data center was specifically designed to be a world-class web hosting facility totally dedicated to uncompromised performance and security
- Monitoring Services
From the moment your server is connected to our network it is monitored for connectivity, disk, memory and CPU utilization - as well as hardware failures. Our engineers are alerted to potential issues before they become critical.
- Network
ASPHostPortal has architected its network like no other hosting company. Every facet of our network infrastructure scales to gigabit speeds with no single point of failure.
- Security
Network security and the security of your server are ASPHostPortal's top priorities. Our security team is constantly monitoring the entire network for unusual or suspicious behavior so that when it is detected we can address the issue before our network or your server is affected.
- Support Services
Engineers staff our data center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to manage the network infrastructure and oversee top-of-the-line servers that host our clients' critical sites and services.

 



Community Server Hosting - ASPHostPortal :: How to Implement Custom Widgets

clock May 31, 2010 08:25 by author Jervis

Widgets in Community Server 2008 (internally identified as content fragments) are server-side .net classes implementing the CommunityServer.Components.IContentFragment interface.  Community Server will load all classes implementing this interface from all assemblies in the bin/ folder and make them available in the widget selection form (subject to application-type filters) -- there is no additional configuration required to add support for new content fragment types. For more information, visit http://www.asphostportal.com.

To help implement new content fragments, CS2008 includes two base classes: 
CommunityServer.Components.ContentFragmentBase and CommunityServer.Components.ConfigurableContentFragmentBase.  These base classes implement the administrative members of the IContentFragment interface and require that only the content-related members be implemented to complete a new content fragment.  Furthermore, the ConfigurableContentFragmentBase base-class adds support for exposing configuration options (via Dynamic Configuration) for new content fragments.

Implementing a Basic Widget

A basic widget is very easy to implement.  Simply create a new class library project in Visual Studio and add a reference to CommunityServer.Components.dll and System.Web.dll.  Then, create a new class file and inherit from CommunityServer.Components.ContentFragmentBase.  Allowing Visual Studio to complete the implementation of this abstract class automatically results in the following:

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Text;

namespace WidgetSamples
{
    public class MyWidget : CommunityServer.Components.ContentFragmentBase
    {
        public override void AddContentControls(System.Web.UI.Control control)
        {
            throw new Exception("The method or operation is not implemented.");
        }

        public override string FragmentDescription
        {
            get { throw new Exception("The method or operation is not implemented."); }
        }

        public override string FragmentName
        {
            get { throw new Exception("The method or operation is not implemented."); }
        }
    }
}

To complete the implementation of this widget, the three required members above must be implemented.

void AddContentControls(Control)

The AddContentControls method is used to populate the content of the widget.  All content must be added to the control.Controls collection.  To add literal text, the System.Web.UI.LiteralControl can be used, for example:

public override void AddContentControls(System.Web.UI.Control control)
{
    control.Controls.Add(new System.Web.UI.LiteralControl("This is my widget!"));
}

Because content fragments use Control objects, the content of widgets can take advantage of all of the existing ASP.Net and Chameleon controls.  Controls in widgets participate in the full page lifecycle and can initiate and handle call backs and post backs.

string FragmentDescription

The
FragmentName returns the name of this content fragment and is rendered in the widget selection control as well, above the description.  The name should be only a few words, such as:

public override string FragmentName
{
    get { return "My widget"; }
}

Once these three members are implemented, the class library can be compiled and it's output DLL can be deployed to Community Server's bin/ folder.

Implementing a Configurable Widget


Many widgets benefit from exposing end-user configurable options.  To support such options, the
alternate CommunityServer.Components.ConfigurableContentFragmentBase base-class can be used.  The ConfigurableContentFragmentBase class is similar to the ContentFragmentBase class used in the simple widget example above, but adds support for exposing and using Dynamic Configuration options.

To create a configurable content fragment, create a new class library project in Visual Studio and add a reference to CommunityServer.Components.dll, Telligent.DynamicConfiguration.dll, and System.Web.dll.  Then, create a new class file and inherit from
CommunityServer.Components.ConfigurableContentFragmentBase.  Allowing Visual Studio to complete the implementation of this abstract class automatically results in the following:

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Text;

namespace WidgetSamples
{
    public class MyConfigurableWidget : CommunityServer.Components.ConfigurableContentFragmentBase
    {
        public override void AddContentControls(System.Web.UI.Control control)
        {
            throw new Exception("The method or operation is not implemented.");
        }

        public override string FragmentDescription
        {
            get { throw new Exception("The method or operation is not implemented."); }
        }

        public override string FragmentName
        {
            get { throw new Exception("The method or operation is not implemented."); }
        }

        public override Telligent.DynamicConfiguration.Components.PropertyGroup[] GetPropertyGroups()
        {
            throw new Exception("The method or operation is not implemented.");
        }
    }
}

As you can see, the members are the same as with the simple widget with the exception of the new GetPropertyGroups method.

PropertyGroup[] GetPropertyGroups()

The GetPropertyGroups method is used to identify the Dynamic Configuration property groups, sub-groups, properties, selectable values, etc supported by the content fragment.  The layout of exposed properties is similar to themes' theme.config files, but instead of using an XML file, the layout is defined programmatically using classes in the Telligent.DynamicConfiguration.Components namespace.  For example, to define a simple text entry field (note that I added a "using Telligent.DynamicConfiguration.Components" statement to the top of the class file):

public override Telligent.DynamicConfiguration.Components.PropertyGroup[] GetPropertyGroups()
{
    PropertyGroup group = new PropertyGroup("group1", "Options", 0);
   
    Property textToRender = new Property("textToRender", "Text to Render", PropertyType.String, 0, "");
    group.Properties.Add(textToRender);

    return new PropertyGroup[] { group };
}

This defines a single configuration group (which renders as a tab) named "Options" containing a single string-based property named "Text to Render."  A full description of the Dynamic Configuration API is beyond the scope of this article, but the Intellisense for the Telligent.DynamicConfiguration.dll assembly as well as the existing examples of content fragments in the Community Server 2008 SDK should provide ample examples for defining configuration options.

The rendering of the configuration form and storage of the values entered by end-users is handled automatically by Community Server based on the definition of the
GetPropertyGroups method.

Using Configuration Options

To use the configuration options defined by the GetPropertyGroups method, the following methods (defined on the ConfigurableContentFragmentBase class) can be used based on the data type defined for the property:

- bool GetBoolValue(string id, bool defaultValue)
- int GetIntValue(string id, int defaultValue)
- double GetDoubleValue(string id, double defaultValue)
- string GetStringValue(string id, string defaultValue)
- string GetHtmlValue(string id, string defaultValue)
- DateTime GetDateValue(string id, DateTime defaultValue)
- DateTime GetTimeValue(string id, DateTime defaultValue)
- DateTime GetDateTimeValue(string id, DateTime defaultValue)
- Guid GetGuidValue(string id, Guid defaultValue)
- System.Drawing.Color GetColorValue(string id, System.Drawing.Color defaultValue)
- System.Web.UI.WebControls.Unit GetUnitValue(string id, System.Web.UI.WebControls.Unit defaultValue)
- Uri GetUrlValue(string id, Uri defaultValue)

In all of these examples, the first parameter is the ID of the property for which a value should be retrieved.  In our sample definition of the GetPropertyGroups method above, we defined a single string field with the ID "textToRender."  To render that field as the content of the content fragment, the GetStringValue method can be used, for example:

public override void AddContentControls(System.Web.UI.Control control)
{
    control.Controls.Add(new System.Web.UI.LiteralControl(this.GetStringValue("textToRender", "")));
}

This will render the user-defined value for the "Text to Render" field as the content of the control.

To finish the implementation of our configurable widget, the
FragmentDescription and FragmentName still need to be implemented as with the simple widget:

public override string FragmentDescription
{
    get { return "Renders custom text"; }
}

public override string FragmentName
{
    get { return "My Configurable Widget"; }
}

The class library can now be compiled and it's output DLL can be deployed to Community Server's bin/ folder. 

Additional Options

The base classes implement a few additional IContentFragment members that can be overridden by specific implementations to further customize widget rendering:

string GetFragmentHeader(Control)

By default, the FragmentName is rendered as the header of a rendered widget.  This behavior can be modified by overriding the base implementation of the GetFragmentHeader method.  This method returns the HTML to render as the content fragment's header. 

The control parameter to this method can be used to load contextual data, for example, via the
CommunityServer.Controls.CSControlUtility class

string GetFragmentMoreUrl(Control)

The out-of-the-box themes in Community Server 2008 support rendering a "more URL" for each widget -- for example, viewing all tags for the tag cloud widget or viewing the full list of active posts for the active posts widget.  By default, the "more URL" is blank and will not be rendered.

To set a "more URL", the GetFragmentMoreUrl method can be overridden to return the URL to navigate to view additional, related information.  Similar to the GetFragmentHeader method, the control parameter is supplied to support retrieving contextual information through Chameleon.

ApplicationType[] GetRelatedApplicationTypes()

As mentioned in the How to Support Widgets in a Custom Theme article, Community Server has built-in support for filtering available widgets by application types.  By default, the base classes identify no related application type which results in the content fragment being listed regardless of the application type filter. 

To identify the application type or types that relate to a content fragment, the GetRelatedApplicationTypes method can be overridden to return the array of related application types.

Reasons why you must trust ASPHostPortal.com

Every provider will tell you how they treat their support, uptime, expertise, guarantees, etc., are. Take a close look. What they're really offering you is nothing close to what ASPHostPortal does. You will be treated with respect and provided the courtesy and service you would expect from a world-class web hosting business.

You’ll have highly trained, skilled professional technical support people ready, willing, and wanting to help you 24 hours a day. Your web hosting account servers are monitored from three monitoring points, with two alert points, every minute, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The followings are the list of other added- benefits you can find when hosting with us:

- DELL Hardware
Dell hardware is engineered to keep critical enterprise applications running around the clock with clustered solutions fully tested and certified by Dell and other leading operating system and application providers.
- Recovery Systems
Recovery becomes easy and seamless with our fully managed backup services. We monitor your server to ensure your data is properly backed up and recoverable so when the time comes, you can easily repair or recover your data.
- Control Panel
We provide one of the most comprehensive customer control panels available. Providing maximum control and ease of use, our Control Panel serves as the central management point for your ASPHostPortal account. You’ll use a flexible, powerful hosting control panel that will give you direct control over your web hosting account. Our control panel and systems configuration is fully automated and this means your settings are configured automatically and instantly.
- Excellent Expertise in Technology
The reason we can provide you with a great amount of power, flexibility, and simplicity at such a discounted price is due to incredible efficiencies within our business. We have not just been providing hosting for many clients for years, we have also been researching, developing, and innovating every aspect of our operations, systems, procedures, strategy, management, and teams. Our operations are based on a continual improvement program where we review thousands of systems, operational and management metrics in real-time, to fine-tune every aspect of our operation and activities. We continually train and retrain all people in our teams. We provide all people in our teams with the time, space, and inspiration to research, understand, and explore the Internet in search of greater knowledge. We do this while providing you with the best hosting services for the lowest possible price.
- Data Center
ASPHostPortal modular Tier-3 data center was specifically designed to be a world-class web hosting facility totally dedicated to uncompromised performance and security
- Monitoring Services
From the moment your server is connected to our network it is monitored for connectivity, disk, memory and CPU utilization - as well as hardware failures. Our engineers are alerted to potential issues before they become critical.
- Network
ASPHostPortal has architected its network like no other hosting company. Every facet of our network infrastructure scales to gigabit speeds with no single point of failure.
- Security
Network security and the security of your server are ASPHostPortal's top priorities. Our security team is constantly monitoring the entire network for unusual or suspicious behavior so that when it is detected we can address the issue before our network or your server is affected.
- Support Services
Engineers staff our data center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to manage the network infrastructure and oversee top-of-the-line servers that host our clients' critical sites and services.

 



ASP.NET 4 Hosting - ASPHostPortal :: What's New in Visual Basic 2010

clock May 31, 2010 07:05 by author Jervis

This topic contains brief information about Visual Basic 2010. If you looking for ASP.NET 4 hosting, you can always consider ASPHostPortal. At ASPHostPortal you can get a professional ASP.NET 4 installation with your ASP.NET 4 Hosting account. You can always start from our Portal ONE hosting plan (from @$5.00/month) to get this application installed on your website. So, why wait longer?

Visual Basic Complier and Language

Auto-Implemented Properties


Auto-implemented properties provide a shortened syntax that enables you to quickly specify a property of a class without having to write code to Get and Set the property.

Collection Initializers

Collection initializers provide a shortened syntax that enables you to create a collection and populate it with an initial set of values. Collection initializers are useful when you are creating a collection from a set of known values, for example, a list of menu options or categories.

Implicit Line Continuation

In many cases, implicit line continuation enables you to continue a statement on the next consecutive line without using the underscore character (_).

Multiline Lambda Expressions and Subroutines

Lambda expression support has been expanded to support subroutines in addition to multiline lambda functions and subroutines.

New Command-Line Option for Specifying a Language Version

The /langversion command-line option causes the compiler to accept only syntax that is valid in the specified version of Visual Basic.

Type Equivalence Support

You can now deploy an application that has embedded type information instead of type information that is imported from a Primary Interop Assembly (PIA). With embedded type information, your application can use types in a runtime without requiring a reference to the runtime assembly. If various versions of the runtime assembly are published, the application that contains the embedded type information can work with the various versions without having to be recompiled.

Dynamic Support

Visual Basic binds to objects from dynamic languages such as IronPython and IronRuby.

Covariance and Contravariance

Covariance enables you to use a more derived type than that specified by the generic parameter, whereas contravariance enables you to use a less derived type. This allows for implicit conversion of classes that implement variant interfaces and provides more flexibility for matching method signatures with variant delegate types. You can create variant interfaces and delegates by using the new In and Out language keywords. The .NET Framework also introduces variance support for several existing generic interfaces and delegates, including the IEnumerable<(Of <(T>)>) interface and the Func<(Of <(TResult>)>) and Action<(Of <(T>)>) delegates.

Integrated Development Environment

Navigate to

You can use the Navigate To feature to search for a symbol or file in source code. You can search for keywords that are contained in a symbol by using Camel casing and underscore characters to divide the symbol into keywords.

Highlighting References

When you click a symbol in source code, all instances of that symbol are highlighted in the document.

For many control structures, when you click a keyword, all of the keywords in the structure are highlighted. For instance, when you click If in an If...Then...Else construction, all instances of If, Then, ElseIf, Else, and End If in the construction are highlighted.

To move to the next or previous highlighted symbol, you can use CTRL+SHIFT+DOWN ARROW or CTRL+SHIFT+UP ARROW.

Generate from Usage

The Generate From Usage feature enables you to use classes and members before you define them. You can generate a stub for any class, constructor, method, property, field, or enum that you want to use but have not yet defined. You can generate new types and members without leaving your current location in code. This minimizes interruption to your workflow.

Generate From Usage supports programming styles such as test-first development.

IntelliSense Suggestion Mode

IntelliSense now provides two alternatives for IntelliSense statement completion: completion mode and suggestion mode. Suggestion mode is used when classes and members are used before they are defined.

Sample Application

Visual Basic includes new sample applications that demonstrate the following features: auto-implemented properties, implicit line continuation, collection initializers, covariance and contravariance, and multiline lambda expressions and subroutines.

Reasons why you must trust ASPHostPortal.com

Every provider will tell you how they treat their support, uptime, expertise, guarantees, etc., are. Take a close look. What they're really offering you is nothing close to what ASPHostPortal does. You will be treated with respect and provided the courtesy and service you would expect from a world-class web hosting business.

You’ll have highly trained, skilled professional technical support people ready, willing, and wanting to help you 24 hours a day. Your web hosting account servers are monitored from three monitoring points, with two alert points, every minute, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The followings are the list of other added- benefits you can find when hosting with us:

- DELL Hardware
Dell hardware is engineered to keep critical enterprise applications running around the clock with clustered solutions fully tested and certified by Dell and other leading operating system and application providers.
- Recovery Systems
Recovery becomes easy and seamless with our fully managed backup services. We monitor your server to ensure your data is properly backed up and recoverable so when the time comes, you can easily repair or recover your data.
- Control Panel
We provide one of the most comprehensive customer control panels available. Providing maximum control and ease of use, our Control Panel serves as the central management point for your ASPHostPortal account. You’ll use a flexible, powerful hosting control panel that will give you direct control over your web hosting account. Our control panel and systems configuration is fully automated and this means your settings are configured automatically and instantly.
- Excellent Expertise in Technology
The reason we can provide you with a great amount of power, flexibility, and simplicity at such a discounted price is due to incredible efficiencies within our business. We have not just been providing hosting for many clients for years, we have also been researching, developing, and innovating every aspect of our operations, systems, procedures, strategy, management, and teams. Our operations are based on a continual improvement program where we review thousands of systems, operational and management metrics in real-time, to fine-tune every aspect of our operation and activities. We continually train and retrain all people in our teams. We provide all people in our teams with the time, space, and inspiration to research, understand, and explore the Internet in search of greater knowledge. We do this while providing you with the best hosting services for the lowest possible price.
- Data Center
ASPHostPortal modular Tier-3 data center was specifically designed to be a world-class web hosting facility totally dedicated to uncompromised performance and security
- Monitoring Services
From the moment your server is connected to our network it is monitored for connectivity, disk, memory and CPU utilization - as well as hardware failures. Our engineers are alerted to potential issues before they become critical.
- Network
ASPHostPortal has architected its network like no other hosting company. Every facet of our network infrastructure scales to gigabit speeds with no single point of failure.
- Security
Network security and the security of your server are ASPHostPortal's top priorities. Our security team is constantly monitoring the entire network for unusual or suspicious behavior so that when it is detected we can address the issue before our network or your server is affected.
- Support Services
Engineers staff our data center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to manage the network infrastructure and oversee top-of-the-line servers that host our clients' critical sites and services.

 



DotNetNuke Hosting with ASPHostPortal :: DotNetNuke 5.0 and jQuery

clock May 31, 2010 06:35 by author Jervis

This article talk about the host level settings and how the work, then we will discuss the developer implementation of jQuery. If you looking for DNN hosting, you can always consider ASPHostPortal. At ASPHostPortal you can get a professional DNN installation with your DNN Hosting account. You can always start from our Portal ONE hosting plan (from @$5.00/month) to get this application installed on your website. So, why wait longer?

Host Settings

To provide jQuery support in DotNetNuke a new set of options was added to the “host settings” section of the installation.

jQuery Settings:
- Installed jQuery Version
- Use jQuery Debug Version
- Use Hosted jQuery Version
- Hosted jQuery URL

As you can se here these are very simple options.  The first is for informational purposes only and identifies the currently installed version of jQuery that is LOCAL to the DotNetNuke installation.  By default the minified version of jQuery is used to help with performance, however when debugging script the minified version can make the task quite difficult.  This is where the “Use jQuery Debug Version” comes in handy, especially for those with local development installations.

The last two options provide DotNetNuke site administrators another great option, the ability to use a remotely hosted version of jQuery rather than the local one.  By default this is disabled, but the key advantage here is that as adoption of jQuery grows if more sites use the hosted version individuals will already have jQuery cached and it will not have to be requested on page load when visiting your specific site.  The final option allows the site administrator to select the URL for the hosted service, granting full flexibility in implementation.

As a host user goes, this is all that is needed to configure jQuery, then it is time for the developer to get involved.

Using jQuery as a Developer

Developers will also love this implementation as with a single line of code they can ensure that the needed reference to jQuery is added and they can also be assured that only one reference exists.  To perform this action the following line of code is all that is needed.

DotNetNuke.Framework.jQuery.RequestRegistration()

This will register the jQuery script for the page, the key to remember here is that this value must be set on EVERY page load as the framework does not keep track of which modules need jQuery and which do not.  This is typically the most common stumbling block when working with jQuery.

Otherwise this completes the implementation and you can include jQuery script information in your module’s .js files.  However, there is one important compatibility item to consider when it comes to jQuery, DotNetNuke, and Microsoft’s ASP.NET AJAX.  And that is the use of the $() shortcut, it is strongly recommended that rather than using the $() syntax that you use jquery() to ensure the highest level of compatibility with the framework, other modules, and other javascript that exists on the page. 

Example Implementation

So now this begs to answer the  most important question, what should we use jQuery for?  Well this is a question that isn’t easily answered by just saying everything.  But the key is that anything you are looking to do client side, MIGHT have some benefit of using jQuery rather than standard JavaScript.  This is due to the jQuery effects and the extra bonus items that it offers when it comes to working with content.  For example IowaComputerGurus Inc offers an Expandable Text/HTML module for DotNetNuke that just recently released support for jQuery for the expanding and collapsing actions.  jQuery provided a much more user friendly expansion and collapsing process with a “slow” show and hide process.

The code they use to show and hide elements is shown below.

function ShowOrHideContentJquery(idOfElement, itemId)
{
    //Create paths
    expand = jQuery("#ICG_ETH_EXPAND_" + itemId);
    collapse = jQuery("#ICG_ETH_COLLAPSE_" + itemId);

    //do the magic
    listing = jQuery("#" + idOfElement);
    if (listing.hasClass('hideContent')) {
        //Currently hidden, show with jquery
        listing.show('slow').removeClass('hideContent');

         //Setup expand collapse
         if (expand != null) {
          expand.addClass('hideContent');
          collapse.removeClass('hideContent');
        }
 }
    else {
        //Show
        listing.hide('slow').addClass('hideContent');

         //Setup expand collapse
        if (expand != null) {
           expand.removeClass('hideContent');
           collapse.addClass('hideContent');
        }
    }
}

It is very simple code, but uses some fun jQuery items such as; removeClass, addClass, show, and hide.  These options are all quick and easy ways to manipulate the HTML Document Object Model to get intended effects with little programming on the developers side of things.  This is just one simple example of jQuery in action within DotNetNuke. 

Reasons why you must trust ASPHostPortal.com

Every provider will tell you how they treat their support, uptime, expertise, guarantees, etc., are. Take a close look. What they're really offering you is nothing close to what ASPHostPortal does. You will be treated with respect and provided the courtesy and service you would expect from a world-class web hosting business.

You’ll have highly trained, skilled professional technical support people ready, willing, and wanting to help you 24 hours a day. Your web hosting account servers are monitored from three monitoring points, with two alert points, every minute, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The followings are the list of other added- benefits you can find when hosting with us:

- DELL Hardware
Dell hardware is engineered to keep critical enterprise applications running around the clock with clustered solutions fully tested and certified by Dell and other leading operating system and application providers.
- Recovery Systems
Recovery becomes easy and seamless with our fully managed backup services. We monitor your server to ensure your data is properly backed up and recoverable so when the time comes, you can easily repair or recover your data.
- Control Panel
We provide one of the most comprehensive customer control panels available. Providing maximum control and ease of use, our Control Panel serves as the central management point for your ASPHostPortal account. You’ll use a flexible, powerful hosting control panel that will give you direct control over your web hosting account. Our control panel and systems configuration is fully automated and this means your settings are configured automatically and instantly.
- Excellent Expertise in Technology
The reason we can provide you with a great amount of power, flexibility, and simplicity at such a discounted price is due to incredible efficiencies within our business. We have not just been providing hosting for many clients for years, we have also been researching, developing, and innovating every aspect of our operations, systems, procedures, strategy, management, and teams. Our operations are based on a continual improvement program where we review thousands of systems, operational and management metrics in real-time, to fine-tune every aspect of our operation and activities. We continually train and retrain all people in our teams. We provide all people in our teams with the time, space, and inspiration to research, understand, and explore the Internet in search of greater knowledge. We do this while providing you with the best hosting services for the lowest possible price.
- Data Center
ASPHostPortal modular Tier-3 data center was specifically designed to be a world-class web hosting facility totally dedicated to uncompromised performance and security
- Monitoring Services
From the moment your server is connected to our network it is monitored for connectivity, disk, memory and CPU utilization - as well as hardware failures. Our engineers are alerted to potential issues before they become critical.
- Network
ASPHostPortal has architected its network like no other hosting company. Every facet of our network infrastructure scales to gigabit speeds with no single point of failure.
- Security
Network security and the security of your server are ASPHostPortal's top priorities. Our security team is constantly monitoring the entire network for unusual or suspicious behavior so that when it is detected we can address the issue before our network or your server is affected.
- Support Services
Engineers staff our data center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to manage the network infrastructure and oversee top-of-the-line servers that host our clients' critical sites and services.

 



Reseller Hosting ASPHostPortal :: Becoming Your Own Affordable Hosting Reseller Expert

clock May 30, 2010 06:18 by author Jervis

If you're already a webmaster who's experienced managing multiple domains - and yes, this means assigning user access levels to friends and family so they could play around in the web space you've purchased - you may have done just enough research to make you an efficient hosting reseller. You must also have gotten an idea how hot an affordable hosting reseller outfit could be in the market today. Why not think about taking the next step and becoming a web space reseller as well?

And it's not enough to be just any reseller - to give yourself an edge in the market, you must first of all be an affordable hosting reseller. You have to offer unique services, or at the very least premium features at premium prices, otherwise you'll fail to catch the attention of your prospective customers. No doubt many other webmasters out there have been around and seen what makes reseller accounts look so attractive. You need to do your own research and see what will give you an advantage over other resellers.

So how do you become an in-demand reseller? First of all, you need to define your market. What kind of users are you targeting - small business owners, private individuals, or large organizations and corporate entities? It's important for you to keep your potential customers at the forefront of all your planning, because their needs will shape the way you customize the packages you aim to resell.

Many resellers make it a point to target specific sectors, like people who want to be able to host multiple domains for their personal websites, or people who want the extended functionalities of online store hosting. People will react better to your sales pitch when they hear that you are offering exactly the features they need, at exactly the budget they have. It would be beneficial to draw on your webmastering experience for this.

This leads us to the next step: make a tally of the things your outfit has to offer. Then, out of that list, check the features you have that aren't offered by many other resellers who cater to your target market.

After you've defined what would make your web space uniquely sellable, draft a marketing plan. How do you plan to come across as an reliable and affordable hosting reseller outfit? One way to go about this is to be liberal with promos and limited offers. Sure it may mean limited profit, but remember you're just starting off - when you've already established your footing in the market, the customers you were able to attract with your promos will end up being the customers you'll be keeping for the long haul.

Through this article, we want to recommend you to try ASPHostPortal to host your reseller site. You can start from RESELLER 10 ($ 24.00/month) to get this application.

Reasons why you must trust ASPHostPortal.com

Every provider will tell you how they treat their support, uptime, expertise, guarantees, etc., are. Take a close look. What they're really offering you is nothing close to what ASPHostPortal does. You will be treated with respect and provided the courtesy and service you would expect from a world-class web hosting business.

You’ll have highly trained, skilled professional technical support people ready, willing, and wanting to help you 24 hours a day. Your web hosting account servers are monitored from three monitoring points, with two alert points, every minute, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The followings are the list of other added- benefits you can find when hosting with us:

- DELL Hardware
Dell hardware is engineered to keep critical enterprise applications running around the clock with clustered solutions fully tested and certified by Dell and other leading operating system and application providers.
- Recovery Systems
Recovery becomes easy and seamless with our fully managed backup services. We monitor your server to ensure your data is properly backed up and recoverable so when the time comes, you can easily repair or recover your data.
- Control Panel
We provide one of the most comprehensive customer control panels available. Providing maximum control and ease of use, our Control Panel serves as the central management point for your ASPHostPortal account. You’ll use a flexible, powerful hosting control panel that will give you direct control over your web hosting account. Our control panel and systems configuration is fully automated and this means your settings are configured automatically and instantly.
- Excellent Expertise in Technology
The reason we can provide you with a great amount of power, flexibility, and simplicity at such a discounted price is due to incredible efficiencies within our business. We have not just been providing hosting for many clients for years, we have also been researching, developing, and innovating every aspect of our operations, systems, procedures, strategy, management, and teams. Our operations are based on a continual improvement program where we review thousands of systems, operational and management metrics in real-time, to fine-tune every aspect of our operation and activities. We continually train and retrain all people in our teams. We provide all people in our teams with the time, space, and inspiration to research, understand, and explore the Internet in search of greater knowledge. We do this while providing you with the best hosting services for the lowest possible price.
- Data Center
ASPHostPortal modular Tier-3 data center was specifically designed to be a world-class web hosting facility totally dedicated to uncompromised performance and security
- Monitoring Services
From the moment your server is connected to our network it is monitored for connectivity, disk, memory and CPU utilization - as well as hardware failures. Our engineers are alerted to potential issues before they become critical.
- Network
ASPHostPortal has architected its network like no other hosting company. Every facet of our network infrastructure scales to gigabit speeds with no single point of failure.
- Security
Network security and the security of your server are ASPHostPortal's top priorities. Our security team is constantly monitoring the entire network for unusual or suspicious behavior so that when it is detected we can address the issue before our network or your server is affected.
- Support Services
Engineers staff our data center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to manage the network infrastructure and oversee top-of-the-line servers that host our clients' critical sites and services.

 



Reseller Hosting ASPHostPortal :: Becoming a Sought - After Affordable Hosting Reseller

clock May 29, 2010 08:43 by author Jervis

Thinking of going into web hosting? Maybe you've had experience working with your personal web space and would like to take the next step in webmastering. You could make money from hosting, certainly - but if you want to go the hardcore entrepreneurial route, you need to think seriously about marketing. If so, think about getting a brandable Web hosting reseller account. We offer our services to solve your problem. Visit our website at http://www.asphostportal.com. We will provide the best service to you.

There are many ways to make money on the Internet. True entrepreneurs will always find a way to generate income even from the most basic products and services. After all, here's always an opportunity to sell something. And given the vastness of cyberspace and the Web, there is endless potential to earn. Don't be daunted by the tech jargon and the trendy youthspeak that dominate Web-based industries today! Becoming a top-rated affordable hosting reseller is not beyond your reach!

Entering a Web-based business may indeed be intimidating, especially since global competition is so diverse and aggressive. But being a fast learner is always an advantage for a businessperson. First, buy web space from a reliable and recommended web space provider that explicitly offers reseller accounts. Play around with that web space for a while. Invest in educational materials, such as books on webmastering and network management. When you've learned enough as a web administrator, you should consider taking the next step. And the next step is to become an affordable hosting reseller.

Selling cheap is a given in today's market, because the lower cost of getting web space is precisely what makes a reseller attractive to individual buyers. Instead of purchasing expensive packages directly from the web space provider, people who are on a budget make an effort to seek out a reseller. The term "reseller" may refer to two things: the person who is doing the marketing for a web space provider, or the allotted fraction of web space that is actually sold.

You may be intimidated by the term "reselling" because the first impulse is to believe this activity means you buy something wholesale, then sell it in retail. This is not always the case. Sometimes a reseller enters into a contract with the web space host, stating that he or she wants to represent the host as a marketer, for a cut of the profit. No buying is involved in such an arrangement. However, offering space for cheaper than normally presented by the original host would still be an advantage for a marketer. A smart affordable hosting reseller would be far more attractive to people looking to own only web features that fall within their budget.

Reasons why you must trust ASPHostPortal.com

Every provider will tell you how they treat their support, uptime, expertise, guarantees, etc., are. Take a close look. What they're really offering you is nothing close to what ASPHostPortal does. You will be treated with respect and provided the courtesy and service you would expect from a world-class web hosting business.

You’ll have highly trained, skilled professional technical support people ready, willing, and wanting to help you 24 hours a day. Your web hosting account servers are monitored from three monitoring points, with two alert points, every minute, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The followings are the list of other added- benefits you can find when hosting with us:

- DELL Hardware
Dell hardware is engineered to keep critical enterprise applications running around the clock with clustered solutions fully tested and certified by Dell and other leading operating system and application providers.
- Recovery Systems
Recovery becomes easy and seamless with our fully managed backup services. We monitor your server to ensure your data is properly backed up and recoverable so when the time comes, you can easily repair or recover your data.
- Control Panel
We provide one of the most comprehensive customer control panels available. Providing maximum control and ease of use, our Control Panel serves as the central management point for your ASPHostPortal account. You’ll use a flexible, powerful hosting control panel that will give you direct control over your web hosting account. Our control panel and systems configuration is fully automated and this means your settings are configured automatically and instantly.
- Excellent Expertise in Technology
The reason we can provide you with a great amount of power, flexibility, and simplicity at such a discounted price is due to incredible efficiencies within our business. We have not just been providing hosting for many clients for years, we have also been researching, developing, and innovating every aspect of our operations, systems, procedures, strategy, management, and teams. Our operations are based on a continual improvement program where we review thousands of systems, operational and management metrics in real-time, to fine-tune every aspect of our operation and activities. We continually train and retrain all people in our teams. We provide all people in our teams with the time, space, and inspiration to research, understand, and explore the Internet in search of greater knowledge. We do this while providing you with the best hosting services for the lowest possible price.
- Data Center
ASPHostPortal modular Tier-3 data center was specifically designed to be a world-class web hosting facility totally dedicated to uncompromised performance and security
- Monitoring Services
From the moment your server is connected to our network it is monitored for connectivity, disk, memory and CPU utilization - as well as hardware failures. Our engineers are alerted to potential issues before they become critical.
- Network
ASPHostPortal has architected its network like no other hosting company. Every facet of our network infrastructure scales to gigabit speeds with no single point of failure.
- Security
Network security and the security of your server are ASPHostPortal's top priorities. Our security team is constantly monitoring the entire network for unusual or suspicious behavior so that when it is detected we can address the issue before our network or your server is affected.
- Support Services
Engineers staff our data center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to manage the network infrastructure and oversee top-of-the-line servers that host our clients' critical sites and services.

 



ASP.NET 4 Hosting - ASPHostPortal :: Practical ASP.NET - Cool New Features in ASP.NET 4

clock May 26, 2010 06:51 by author Jervis

This topic contains brief information about ASP.NET 4. If you looking for ASP.NET 4 hosting, you can always consider ASPHostPortal. At ASPHostPortal you can get a professional Visual basic installation with your Visual basic Hosting account. You can always start from our Portal ONE hosting plan (from @$5.00/month) to get this application installed on your website. So, why wait longer?

Compacting out-of-Process Session Data

We
like using the Session object (We like the Cache object even better). Many developers object to the Session object because it imposes a footprint on the server even when a user isn't requesting a page. In ASP.NET 4 the sessionState tag in the web.config file now has a new attribute called compressionEnabled that causes serialized to data to be automatically compressed. Here's what it looks like:

<sessionState
         compressionEnabled=”true”. . .

Session data is only serialized if you're using a state server (where mode is set to "StateServer") or a database (mode="SqlServer"). But in those scenarios, this option will lower the impact of the user's footprint when storing data in the Session object -- provided you're willing to spend the CPU cycles to compact and un-compact your data.

Permanently Redirecting a Page

It would be wonderful if we never changed the URLs for our pages. However, in the real world that doesn't happen. Pages move around. Rather than let users get 404 errors when requesting a page using a URL that's worked in the past, ASP.NET programmers often put a Response.Redirect in the Page Load of the old page and have that Redirect send the user to the new location of the page.

In ASP.NET 4, you can now use the Response.RedirectPermanent method in the same way. RedirectPermanent issues HTTP 301 messages which signal to the client that this is a permanent redirection. Provided the client recognizes 301 messages, the client will automatically substitute the new URL for the old URL whenever the user requests the old URL, skipping the trip to the old location.

Alternatively, you could use Routing, which eliminates this problem. Implementing routing is much simpler in ASP.NET 4 and I'll cover that topic in a later column.

Control-Level Changes

Probably the most important change to existing controls is invisible: Many controls will be generating different HTML in ASP.NET 4. Partially this is a move to produce HTML that is more complaint with XHTML 4.0; partially it is an effort to produce HTML that CSS authors (i.e. not me) will find easier to style. Overall, there's a sharp reduction in the number of table tags being produced. However, if you have code that's dependent on the old HTML format, you can add this element to your config file to keep the old HTML:

<pages controlRenderingCompatibilityVersion=”3.5”/>

In the past, if you wanted to reduce the size of a page's ViewState, you considered setting the EnableViewState property on the Page to False. However, that disabled ViewState for all the controls on the page, and usually there were some controls that needed the ViewState. The alternative was to disable ViewState on each control where you didn't need it -- typically most of the controls on the page. Now in ASP.NET 4, you can disable ViewState for the Page and set EnableViewStateMode to Enabled on the controls where you actually need ViewState.

Reasons why you must trust ASPHostPortal.com

Every provider will tell you how they treat their support, uptime, expertise, guarantees, etc., are. Take a close look. What they're really offering you is nothing close to what ASPHostPortal does. You will be treated with respect and provided the courtesy and service you would expect from a world-class web hosting business.

You’ll have highly trained, skilled professional technical support people ready, willing, and wanting to help you 24 hours a day. Your web hosting account servers are monitored from three monitoring points, with two alert points, every minute, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The followings are the list of other added- benefits you can find when hosting with us:

- DELL Hardware
Dell hardware is engineered to keep critical enterprise applications running around the clock with clustered solutions fully tested and certified by Dell and other leading operating system and application providers.
- Recovery Systems
Recovery becomes easy and seamless with our fully managed backup services. We monitor your server to ensure your data is properly backed up and recoverable so when the time comes, you can easily repair or recover your data.
- Control Panel
We provide one of the most comprehensive customer control panels available. Providing maximum control and ease of use, our Control Panel serves as the central management point for your ASPHostPortal account. You’ll use a flexible, powerful hosting control panel that will give you direct control over your web hosting account. Our control panel and systems configuration is fully automated and this means your settings are configured automatically and instantly.
- Excellent Expertise in Technology
The reason we can provide you with a great amount of power, flexibility, and simplicity at such a discounted price is due to incredible efficiencies within our business. We have not just been providing hosting for many clients for years, we have also been researching, developing, and innovating every aspect of our operations, systems, procedures, strategy, management, and teams. Our operations are based on a continual improvement program where we review thousands of systems, operational and management metrics in real-time, to fine-tune every aspect of our operation and activities. We continually train and retrain all people in our teams. We provide all people in our teams with the time, space, and inspiration to research, understand, and explore the Internet in search of greater knowledge. We do this while providing you with the best hosting services for the lowest possible price.
- Data Center
ASPHostPortal modular Tier-3 data center was specifically designed to be a world-class web hosting facility totally dedicated to uncompromised performance and security
- Monitoring Services
From the moment your server is connected to our network it is monitored for connectivity, disk, memory and CPU utilization - as well as hardware failures. Our engineers are alerted to potential issues before they become critical.
- Network
ASPHostPortal has architected its network like no other hosting company. Every facet of our network infrastructure scales to gigabit speeds with no single point of failure.
- Security
Network security and the security of your server are ASPHostPortal's top priorities. Our security team is constantly monitoring the entire network for unusual or suspicious behavior so that when it is detected we can address the issue before our network or your server is affected.
- Support Services
Engineers staff our data center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to manage the network infrastructure and oversee top-of-the-line servers that host our clients' critical sites and services.

 



ASP.NET 4 Hosting - ASPHostPortal :: ASP.NET 4 SEO Improvements (VS 2010 and .NET 4.0 Series)

clock May 25, 2010 10:03 by author Jervis

At ASPHostPortal you can get a professional Visual basic installation with your ASP.NET 4 Hosting account. You can always start from our Portal ONE hosting plan (from @$5.00/month) to get this application installed on your website. So, why wait longer?

Why SEO?

Search engine optimization (SEO) is important for any publically facing web-site.  A large percentage of traffic to sites now comes from search engines, and improving the search relevancy of your site will lead to more user traffic to your site from search engine queries (which can directly or indirectly increase the revenue you make through your site).

Measuring the SEO of your website with the SEO Toolkit

We blogged about the free SEO Toolkit we’ve shipped that you can use to analyze your site for SEO correctness, and which provides detailed suggestions on any SEO issues it finds. 

We highly recommend downloading and using the tool against any public site you work on.  It makes it easy to spot SEO issues you might have in the site, and pinpoint ways to optimize it further.

ASP .NET 4 SEO Improvement

ASP.NET 4 includes a bunch of new runtime features that can help you to further optimize your site for SEO.  Some of these new features include:

- New Page.MetaKeywords and Page.MetaDescription properties
- New URL Routing support for ASP.NET Web Forms
- New Response.RedirectPermanent() method

Below are details about how you can take advantage of them to further improve your search engine relevancy.

Page.MetaKeywords and Page.MetaDescription properties

One simple recommendation to improve the search relevancy of pages is to make sure you always output relevant “keywords” and “description” <meta> tags within the <head> section of your HTML.  For example:

<head runat=”server”>
           <title>My Page Title</title>
           <meta name=”keywords” content=”These, are, my, keywords” />
           <meta name=”description” content=”This is the description of my page” />
</head>

One of the nice improvements with ASP.NET 4 Web Forms is the addition of two new properties to the Page class: MetaKeywords and MetaDescription that make programmatically setting these values within your code-behind classes much easier and cleaner. 

ASP.NET 4’s <head> server control now looks at these values and will use them when outputting the <head> section of pages.  This behavior is particularly useful for scenarios where you are using master-pages within your site – and the <head> section ends up being in a .master file that is separate from the .aspx file that contains the page specific content.  You can now set the new MetaKeywords and MetaDescription properties in the .aspx page and have their values automatically rendered by the <head> control within the master page.

Below is a simple code snippet that demonstrates setting these properties programmatically within a Page_Load() event handler:

void Page_Load(object sender, EventsArgs e)
{
           Page.Title = “Setting the <head>’s <title> programmatically was already supported”;

           Page.MetaDescription = “Now you can set the <head>’s <meta> description too”;
           Page.MetaKeywords = “scottgu, blog, simple, sample, keywords”;
}

In addition to setting the Keywords and Description properties programmatically in your code-behind, you can also now declaratively set them within the @Page directive at the top of .aspx pages.

As you’d probably expect, if you set the values programmatically they will override any values declaratively set in either the <head> section or the via the @Page attribute.
 

URL Routing with ASP.NET Web Forms

URL routing was a capability we first introduced with ASP.NET 3.5 SP1, and which is already used within ASP.NET MVC applications to expose clean, SEO-friendly “web 2.0” URLs.  URL routing lets you configure an application to accept request URLs that do not map to physical files. Instead, you can use routing to define URLs that are semantically meaningful to users and that can help with search-engine optimization (SEO).

With ASP.NET 4.0, URLs like above can now be mapped to both ASP.NET MVC Controller classes, as well as ASP.NET Web Forms based pages.  You can even have a single application that contains both Web Forms and MVC Controllers, and use a single set of routing rules to map URLs between them.

Response.RedirectPermanent() Method

It is pretty common within web applications to move pages and other content around over time, which can lead to an accumulation of stale links in search engines.

In ASP.NET, developers have often handled requests to old URLs by using the Response.Redirect() method to programmatically forward a request to the new URL.  However, what many developers don’t realize is that the Response.Redirect() method issues an HTTP 302 Found (temporary redirect) response, which results in an extra HTTP round trip when users attempt to access the old URLs.  Search engines typically will not follow across multiple redirection hops – which means using a temporary redirect can negatively impact your page ranking.  You can use the SEO Toolkit to identify places within a site where you might have this issue.

ASP.NET 4 introduces a new Response.RedirectPermanent(string url) helper method that can be used to perform a redirect using an HTTP 301 (moved permanently) response.  This will cause search engines and other user agents that recognize permanent redirects to store and use the new URL that is associated with the content.  This will enable your content to be indexed and your search engine page ranking to improve.

Below is an example of using the new Response.RedirectPermanent() method to redirect to a specific URL:

Response.RedirectPermanent(“NewPath/ForOldContent.aspx”);

ASP.NET 4 also introduces new Response.RedirectToRoute(string routeName) and Response.RedirectToRoutePermanent(string routeName) helper methods that can be used to redirect users using either a temporary or permanent redirect using the URL routing engine.  The code snippets below demonstrate how to issue temporary and permanent redirects to named routes (that take a category parameter) registered with the URL routing system.

// Issue temporary HTTP 302 redirect to a named route
Response.RedirectToRoute(“Products-Browse”, new { category = “beverages” });

//Issue permanent HTTP 301 redirect to a named route
Response.RedirectToRoutePermanent(“Products-Browse”, new { category = “beverages” } );

You can use the above routes and methods for both ASP.NET Web Forms and ASP.NET MVC based URLs.

Summary

ASP.NET 4 includes a bunch of feature improvements that make it easier to build public facing sites that have great SEO.  When combined with the SEO Toolkit, you should be able to use these features to increase user traffic to your site – and hopefully increase the direct or indirect revenue you make from them.


Reasons why you must trust ASPHostPortal.com

Every provider will tell you how they treat their support, uptime, expertise, guarantees, etc., are. Take a close look. What they're really offering you is nothing close to what ASPHostPortal does. You will be treated with respect and provided the courtesy and service you would expect from a world-class web hosting business.

You’ll have highly trained, skilled professional technical support people ready, willing, and wanting to help you 24 hours a day. Your web hosting account servers are monitored from three monitoring points, with two alert points, every minute, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The followings are the list of other added- benefits you can find when hosting with us:

- DELL Hardware
Dell hardware is engineered to keep critical enterprise applications running around the clock with clustered solutions fully tested and certified by Dell and other leading operating system and application providers.
- Recovery Systems
Recovery becomes easy and seamless with our fully managed backup services. We monitor your server to ensure your data is properly backed up and recoverable so when the time comes, you can easily repair or recover your data.
- Control Panel
We provide one of the most comprehensive customer control panels available. Providing maximum control and ease of use, our Control Panel serves as the central management point for your ASPHostPortal account. You’ll use a flexible, powerful hosting control panel that will give you direct control over your web hosting account. Our control panel and systems configuration is fully automated and this means your settings are configured automatically and instantly.
- Excellent Expertise in Technology
The reason we can provide you with a great amount of power, flexibility, and simplicity at such a discounted price is due to incredible efficiencies within our business. We have not just been providing hosting for many clients for years, we have also been researching, developing, and innovating every aspect of our operations, systems, procedures, strategy, management, and teams. Our operations are based on a continual improvement program where we review thousands of systems, operational and management metrics in real-time, to fine-tune every aspect of our operation and activities. We continually train and retrain all people in our teams. We provide all people in our teams with the time, space, and inspiration to research, understand, and explore the Internet in search of greater knowledge. We do this while providing you with the best hosting services for the lowest possible price.
- Data Center
ASPHostPortal modular Tier-3 data center was specifically designed to be a world-class web hosting facility totally dedicated to uncompromised performance and security
- Monitoring Services
From the moment your server is connected to our network it is monitored for connectivity, disk, memory and CPU utilization - as well as hardware failures. Our engineers are alerted to potential issues before they become critical.
- Network
ASPHostPortal has architected its network like no other hosting company. Every facet of our network infrastructure scales to gigabit speeds with no single point of failure.
- Security
Network security and the security of your server are ASPHostPortal's top priorities. Our security team is constantly monitoring the entire network for unusual or suspicious behavior so that when it is detected we can address the issue before our network or your server is affected.
- Support Services
Engineers staff our data center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to manage the network infrastructure and oversee top-of-the-line servers that host our clients' critical sites and services.

 



Magento Hosting with ASPHostPortal :: How to Redirect Magento to Open Through www?

clock May 25, 2010 09:53 by author Jervis

This topic contains brief information about Magento. If you looking for Magento hosting, you can always consider ASPHostPortal. At ASPHostPortal you can get a professional Magento installation with your Magento Hosting account. You can always start from our Portal ONE hosting plan (from @$5.00/month) to get this application installed on your website. So, why wait longer?

For SEO and usability purposes you may want to redirect your visitors to open your site only through http://www.yourdomain.com.

Some applications, including Magento, however, require additional modifications to make this redirection work properly.

First, you should open the .htaccess file in the Magento folder. In it locate the "RewriteEngine on" line and right after it add the following lines:

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^yourdomain.com$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.yourdomain.com/$1 [R=301,L]


Once you do this, save the .htaccess file and log in to the administrative end of Magento.

Then go to the System > Configuration menu and from the left panel click the "Web" button.

Unfold the "Unsecured" set of options and change the "Base URL" option from http://yourdomain.com to http://www.yourdomain.com.

Save the changes and your Magento website will be running with www.yourdomain.com only!

Reasons why you must trust ASPHostPortal.com

Every provider will tell you how they treat their support, uptime, expertise, guarantees, etc., are. Take a close look. What they're really offering you is nothing close to what ASPHostPortal does. You will be treated with respect and provided the courtesy and service you would expect from a world-class web hosting business.

You’ll have highly trained, skilled professional technical support people ready, willing, and wanting to help you 24 hours a day. Your web hosting account servers are monitored from three monitoring points, with two alert points, every minute, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The followings are the list of other added- benefits you can find when hosting with us:

- DELL Hardware
Dell hardware is engineered to keep critical enterprise applications running around the clock with clustered solutions fully tested and certified by Dell and other leading operating system and application providers.
- Recovery Systems
Recovery becomes easy and seamless with our fully managed backup services. We monitor your server to ensure your data is properly backed up and recoverable so when the time comes, you can easily repair or recover your data.
- Control Panel
We provide one of the most comprehensive customer control panels available. Providing maximum control and ease of use, our Control Panel serves as the central management point for your ASPHostPortal account. You’ll use a flexible, powerful hosting control panel that will give you direct control over your web hosting account. Our control panel and systems configuration is fully automated and this means your settings are configured automatically and instantly.
- Excellent Expertise in Technology
The reason we can provide you with a great amount of power, flexibility, and simplicity at such a discounted price is due to incredible efficiencies within our business. We have not just been providing hosting for many clients for years, we have also been researching, developing, and innovating every aspect of our operations, systems, procedures, strategy, management, and teams. Our operations are based on a continual improvement program where we review thousands of systems, operational and management metrics in real-time, to fine-tune every aspect of our operation and activities. We continually train and retrain all people in our teams. We provide all people in our teams with the time, space, and inspiration to research, understand, and explore the Internet in search of greater knowledge. We do this while providing you with the best hosting services for the lowest possible price.
- Data Center
ASPHostPortal modular Tier-3 data center was specifically designed to be a world-class web hosting facility totally dedicated to uncompromised performance and security
- Monitoring Services
From the moment your server is connected to our network it is monitored for connectivity, disk, memory and CPU utilization - as well as hardware failures. Our engineers are alerted to potential issues before they become critical.
- Network
ASPHostPortal has architected its network like no other hosting company. Every facet of our network infrastructure scales to gigabit speeds with no single point of failure.
- Security
Network security and the security of your server are ASPHostPortal's top priorities. Our security team is constantly monitoring the entire network for unusual or suspicious behavior so that when it is detected we can address the issue before our network or your server is affected.
- Support Services
Engineers staff our data center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to manage the network infrastructure and oversee top-of-the-line servers that host our clients' critical sites and services.

 



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