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mojoPortal Hosting - How to Recover Password Login on Your mojoPortal Site

clock April 29, 2014 07:54 by author Ben

mojoPortal is another open source CMS option based upon the .NET framework. It has a very active developer group and is consistently being updated. While it is free to download and use, there are a number of commercial add-ons that are used to help fund the project. When it comes to developing your own applications, many people prefer mojoPortal because it can act as a starter kit for advanced .NET sites or portals.

mojoPortal is also considered to be very strong as a standalone CMS. It is easy to learn and very simple to use. It includes a variety of different tools such as blogs, photo galleries, chat, newsletters, pools, forums, and much more. It also has a very strong community which makes troubleshooting extremely simple.

Here is the tutorial how to recover password login on your mojoPortal site :

However, in order to use this feature you require login e-mail which you used either at the time of installation or while updating the site later on.

Sometimes, you will forget password but your login e-mail id will be the default provided by the installer – [email protected]

In such a scenario, you need to dig deep into the database to find out the password as mentioned below

  1. Open SQL Server 2008 / 2012
  2. You will view a dialog named – Connect to Server
  3. Provide the database name, database username and password which you provided at the time of mojoportal installation process.
  4. If you installed MojoPortal through Web App Gallery from within WebsitePanel then you need to search for “user.config” file from the file manager and fetch the required credentials.
  5. If the provided credentials are correct then you will be logged into SQL Server. Locate your database from the navigation panel located on the left hand side.
  6. Expand the database name, then Tables and locate the table name – dbo.mp_Users
  7. Right click on the above mentioned table and select the option – Select Top 1000 Rows
  8. SQL Server will display the list of entries under each column. By default, it will only show details of Admin user. However, you will view more entries if your site is bit old and users have registered on the site.
  9. In order to view the password of admin user, you need to scroll horizontally until you see the column name – Pwd.


It is to be noted that MojoPortal displays passwords as such without any kind of encryption. Hence, you should use very strong password for the database, FTP and administrator user account.



nopCommerce 3.30 Hosting with ASPHostPortal.com :: How to Enable SSL (https) in nopCommerce

clock April 14, 2014 08:19 by author Kenny

nopCommerce is one of the most popular ASP.NET shopping cart applications which you can use it for designing your business website for free. nopCommerce is an open source e-commerce solution that contains both a catalog frontend and an administration tool backend. nopCommerce is a fully customizable shopping cart. It's stable and highly usable. From downloads to documentation, nopCommerce.com offers a comprehensive base of information, resources, and support to the nopCommerce community. nopCommerce is a complete open source shopping cart softare, the first edition was released in October 2010, we can say this is still a very new shopping cart application in the market, but their users are growing super-fast in the past 3 years. nopCommerce is a fully customizable shopping cart and you can easily installed it in your hosting account. You just need to download the instalaltion file from official website and use FTP to upload it into your hosting server and unzip the file, then you have to create MSSQL 2005 or 2008 database, and you can install it for your website now.

As the Internet grows as a medium of communication, commerce and interaction, so do the prevalence of risks and security threats. One way to effectively protect your domain is with an SSL certificate. The primary reason why SSL is used is to keep sensitive information sent across the Internet encrypted so that only the intended recipient can understand it. This is important because the information you send on the Internet is passed from computer to computer to get to the destination server. Any computer in between you and the server can see your credit card numbers, usernames and passwords, and other sensitive information if it is not encrypted with an SSL certificate. When an SSL certificate is used, the information becomes unreadable to everyone except for the server you are sending the information to. This protects it from hackers and identity thieves.

In this article, i'm going to explain about how to enable SSL in nopCommerce, you will first need to purchase an SSL certificate and dedicated IP. This article assumes that you already purchase an SSL from SSL provider.

  • Install SSL on your web server
  • Open web.config file
  • Set UseSSL value to true (<add key=”UseSSL” value=”true” /> )
  • Then just save the file.

nopCommerce automatically switched to SSL when required ( for example, register, login and checkout admin ect.)

Get SharedSSLUrl from your hosting provider
Open the web.config and edit the following values

<add key=”UseSSL” value=”true” />
<add key=”SharedSSLUrl” value=”https://secure.yourhostingcompany.com/~username” />
<add key=”NonSharedSSLUrl” value=”https://secureyourhostingcompany.com/~username” /> 


ASP.NET 4.5 Cloud Hosting with ASPHostPortal.com:: How to Build and Rebuild Your ASP.NET Applications in Cloud Hosting

clock April 10, 2014 11:39 by author Ben

One of the big buzzwords these days is "Cloud".  I see it on TV commercials during football games all the time and often wonder if 99% of the audience has any clue what the commercial is actually talking about.  The cloud is essentially a hosting service where you can host your databases or web sites.  It is a cost-efficient way of getting applications up and running without investing a lot of money in infrastructure.  this article will show you how to build and rebuild ASP.NET web application to the cloud hosting.

Note: User has administration access to the website

Here is step by step how to build and rebuild your ASP.NET application in cloud hosting:

Login to the Classic Cloud Control Panel

If you are new to ASPHostPortal Cloud, please refer to Adding a new website and add the website.

NOTE: The domain must have .Net and Asp technology Feature enabled. This can be verified and changed if necessary in the Features tab of the domain as shown below.

Navigate to Hosting -> Cloud Sites -> This will list all the domains/websites owned by the account and click on the website to be updated.

Create the following two files:

1. First_asp_page.asp - This is a simple ASP page

<html>

 <head>

 <title>My First ASP Page</title>

 </head>

 <body bgcolor="white" text="black">

 <%

   'Dimension variables

   Dim strMessage                                           

   strMessage = "Hello World"

   Response.Write (strMessage)

   Response.Write ("

")

   Response.Write ("The time on the server is: " & Time())

 %>

 </body>

 </html>

2. web.config - This is the configuration file. Fill in your username and password to allow impersonation. Refer to MSDN for more information

 <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>

 <configuration>

   <system.web>

    <identity impersonate="true" userName="dfw\YOURNAME" password="YOURPASSWORD" />

   </system.web>

 </configuration>

Verify that logging is turned on if needed. Refer to Enable logging for a website

Upload the two files created to the main directory of the website using one of the following two methods

ftp - Refer to Upload content to a website using FTP

File Manager - Refer to Upload content to a website using the File Manager

Navigate to the First_asp_page.asp using the Test URL if necessary. Refer to Use a staging URL. Ensure that it is served by Cloud Sites.

You can rebuild your ASP.NET Application. There are two methods you can use the rebuild the application in IIS.

The first method is to use the Rebuild App link in the General Settings tab of your Classic Cloud Control Panel. To access this just go to Hosting -> Cloud Sites -> Click on the website in question -> Then scroll down and you should see the Rebuild App link to the right.

The second method is to simply delete and reupload your web.config file.

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ASPHostPortal.com Proudly Announces SQL Server 2014 Hosting

clock April 8, 2014 08:19 by author Ben

ASPHostPortal.com, a reliable web hosting company specializing in ASP.NET hosting services, announces the deployment of SQL Server 2014 in its web hosting packages.

ASPHostPortal.com now provides the SQL Server 2014 in all of web hosting packages, assisting all their web hosting customers on organizing, improving and securing business’ data. Making business decisions are the crucial steps that businesses need to take, mostly in short time. It requires accessing company’s data in easy manner to be analyzed and evaluated. The SQL Server 2014 has the excellent tool to do this. With the Power View, businesses will be able to excerpt data into PowerPoint presentations and bring updated information in every meeting.

 


Businesses are often must face complicated issues, whether it occurs inside the organization or related to clients and customers. For example, clients often want their data quality being improved regularly that can be a challenging task. With the SQL Server 2014 this process can be reduced this problem since it has the ability to enhance the consistency and accuracy of the data. The SQL Server 2014 works by cleaning out the data thus resulting in superior quality and enduring maintenance.

The basic shared hosting service is supported by SQL Server 2014 web hosting and the site provides this plan at a monthly cost of $5. The site assures a 24x7 customer support service and guarantees a 99.9% uptime as they have installed fully servers. The company through its website gives all its customers a Plesk Panel which is basically server management software.

“Our customers have been asking us about SQL Server 2014 and we are happy to deliver a hosting platform that supports all the latest in the Microsoft Web Stack.” said said Dean Thomas, Manager at ASPHostPortal.com.  "And it proves that we remain at the forefront in Microsoft technology".

ASPHostPortal.com is a popular SQL Server 2014 hosting service provider with all of its  hosting plans to help users to automate and simplify website and server administration tasks such as  installation and migration. For more information about this topics or have any enquiries related to SQL Server 2014 hosting,  please visit http://asphostportal.com/SQL-2014-Hosting.

ASPHostPortal.com is now providing this FREE DOMAIN and DOUBLE SQL Space promotion link for new clients to enjoy the company's outstanding web hosting service at a low cost from just $5.00/mo. This offer valids only from 21st March 2014 to 20 April 2014 and it applies to all the new clients registered during these dates only.

About ASPHostPortal.com:

ASPHostPortal.com is a hosting company that best support in Windows and ASP.NET-based hosting. Services include shared hosting, reseller hosting, and sharepoint hosting, with specialty in ASP.NET, SQL Server, and architecting highly scalable solutions. As a leading small to mid-sized business web hosting provider, ASPHostPortal.com strive to offer the most technologically advanced hosting solutions available to all customers across the world. Security, reliability, and performance are at the core of hosting operations to ensure each site and/or application hosted is highly secured and performs at optimum level.



Reporting Services Hosting with ASPHostPortal :: Integrating Reporting Services Into a Web Application

clock April 4, 2014 13:12 by author Kenny

With Visual Studio you can be easier to integrate SQL Reporting Services into ASP.NET web applications. Now, i will explain about how to integrate Report Services into a web application using Visual Studio.

First, you must create a new project in Visual Studio, in the ASP.NET code, you will need to delete (or change) this line:
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

Next replace any existing code between the <form> tags with the below code:
<table style="vertical-align: bottom; border-width: 0px; margin-top: 0px;
   margin-bottom: 0px; width: 100%; height: 100%; padding: 0px,0px,0px,0px;"
   cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
    <tr>
        <td>
            HEADER
        </td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
        <td>
            <div style="border-top: black 1px solid;
                background-color: #ece9d8; border-bottom-width: 1px;
                border-bottom-color: #d4d0c8; padding-bottom: 10px;">
                Custom Controls
            </div>
       </td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
        <td style="height: 100%;">
            <%-- This is where the ReportViewer control will go. --%>
        </td>
    </tr>
</table>


Switch to the “Design” view since it is now time to add the ReportViewer control.
In the “Data” section within the Toolbox, drag the ReportViewer control onto the last row of your table, which should be taking up most of the page. Next you want to set the control’s properties so that it points to the right server and the right report. Under properties, go to the “Server Report” section. Right above the section you should see a property called “ProcessingMode”. In most cases you are going to want use an instance of a Report Server. So for the purposes of this tutorial, set this property to “Remote”, even if the Report Server instance is on the same computer as your web app. Next, you want to set the “ServerReport” settings.

First, type in address of the Report server in the “ReportSeverUrl” field.
The syntax is:
http:// NameOfServer / reportserver
i.e. http://ServerOne/reportserver

Next type in the location of the report in the “ReportPath” field.
i.e. /MyReports/TheReport

The location is easy to know since it is the same path structure that you see in the Report Manager. Also, always be sure the put a forward slash first before the actual path.

Unless you want the ReportViewer to be an absolute size, go ahead and set the height and width settings under the “Layout” section to be 100%. The ReportViewer will by default show controls to set the parameters for the report. These often look a little ugly, and I would recommend most developers to create their own parameter controls. This can be done in the control bar row of the template provided above. To get rid of the ReportViewer’s parameter controls set the “ShowParameterPrompts” in the properties underneath “Appearance” to false. In, the next section I’ll show how you can set the report parameters with your own code.

Those should be all the settings you need to make for the ReportViewer to display correctly, unless your version of Visual Studio has other default settings. Double check to make sure the ASP.NET looks similar to this code:
<rsweb:ReportViewer ID="ReportViewer1" runat="server" Height="100%"
    ProcessingMode="Remote" ShowParameterPrompts="False" Width="100%">
    <ServerReport ReportPath="/MyReports/TheReport" />
</rsweb:ReportViewer>

Now, the report is ready to be processed. You can go ahead and preview your website and the report should generate just fine.



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