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Comparison of Windows ASP.NET Hosting between ASPHostPortal.com Hosting Platform and Windows Azure Platform

clock August 25, 2014 07:43 by author Kenny

In this article, we wrote the review about Windows Azure Vs Shared Hosting. In this session we choose ASPHostPortal as a challenger of Windows Azure. ASPHostPortal.com is Microsoft No #1 Recommended Windows and ASP.NET Spotlight Hosting Partner in United States. While Windows Azure is Microsoft powered flexible Cloud service. It supports platforms such as Java, PHP& .NET. It is quite compatible with other Microsoft applications such as SharePoint, SQL server, & Microsoft Outlook.

ASPHostPortal offers the most bang for your buck: Just $5.00 per month, you get a Windows Server 2012 instance configured with 8GB RAM, 60GB of bandwidth and 5GB of storage. That price includes a generous support plan complete with 24/7 support from expert engineers, making it attractive for those who are completely new to hosted services.

Microsoft is currently offering a 30-day free trial of Azure. You receive a $200 credit to spend on Azure services during the trial. You can create and try out any combination of Azure resources you like. You will need to enter a credit card, though you won't bill during the period of the trial. One of the complaints sometimes leveled against Azure is its expense. You can spent more money for almost same service.

Check the service comparison between ASPHostPortal and Windows Azure below:

Provider

Spec

Price

Total

ASPHostPortal

5 GB Disk Space

$5.00/mo

$5.00/mo


60 GB Bandwidth


2 SQL Server


200 MB SQL Server / db


8 GB RAM or higher


Host Unlimited Sites

Windows Azure

20 GB Disk Space

$14.88/mo

$105.87/mo


60 GB Bandwidth

$6.60/mo


2 SQL Server

$9.99/mo


100 MB


1.6GHz CPU, 1.75GB RAM

$74.4/mo


500 Sites



SQL Server 2014 Hosting with ASPHostPortal.com :: How to Restart an Interrupted SQL Server Database Restore

clock August 23, 2014 09:53 by author Kenny

SQL Server is Microsoft's relational database management system (RDBMS). It is a full-featured databse primarily designed to compete against competitors Oracle Database (DB) and MySQL.

Like all major RBDMS, SQL Server supports ANSI SQL, the standard SQL language. However, SQL Server also contains T-SQL, its own SQL implemention. SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) (previously known as Enterprise Manager) is SQL Server’s main interface tool, and it supports 32-bit and 64-bit environments.

In this article, we will tell you about how to restart an interrupted SQL Server Database Restore.
Have you ever restored a large database on a Failover Cluster Production Server and while the restore was in progress, due to network failure, the restore failed? Once the SQL Server came up on the other node all the databases came up, except for the database which you were restoring prior to the failover. In this tip we will take a look at the command RESTORE DATABASE...WITH RESTART to see how this command can be helpful during such scenarios.

Here is the solution

The RESTORE DATABASE...WITH RESTART command is a very useful command which is available in SQL Server 2005 and higher versions. A Database Administrator can use this command to finish restoring an interrupted database restore operation.

In the below snippet you can see that ProductDB is in a (Restoring...) state once the SQL Server came online after the unexpected failure.

During such scenarios one can execute the RESTORE DATABASE...WITH RESTART command to successfully complete the database restore operation.

Below are two commands.  The first gets a list of the backups on the file and the second does the actual restore with the restart option.

-- get backup information from backup file
RESTORE FILELISTONLY
FROM DISK ='C:\DBBackups\ProductDB.bak'
GO

-- restore the database
RESTORE DATABASE ProductDB
FROM DISK ='C:\DBBackups\ProductDB.bak'
WITH RESTART
GO

Below you can see that after running the RESTORE DATABASE...WITH RESTART command the database was successfully restored allowing user connectivity.



Windows Server 2008/2012 Hosting :: Unmanaged Dedicated Hosting vs Managed Dedicated Hosting

clock August 6, 2014 08:34 by author Jervis

We believe that you must very familiar with this word “Managed Hosting and Unmanaged Hosting”. What is it about? When you purchase VPS/cloud/dedicated server, you will see 2 option, do you want to use managed or unmanaged hosting. In this post, we will discuss differences between Managed Hosting & Unmanaged Hosting as well as advantages and disadvantages of both. We will more focus in managed hosting.

When you’re buying a house and you have two options. You can buy a home with no strings attached, so that YOU are responsible for cleaning, landscaping, security, and maintenance; OR, you can pay a little extra and have a self-sustaining house that completes all those tasks for you. You can purchase a home that has automatic security and fire protection built in–one that cleans itself, protects itself and magically keeps the lawn and flower beds looking great without any effort on your part. Sounds nice, right?

Well, there’s a chance you might be thinking: Why would I pay extra if I know how to lock the doors, put out a fire, mop the floors, mow the lawn and plant flowers on my own?

Now, imagine you don’t know how to do ANY

of those tasks: If you have no knowledge of how to manage a home, your house will be much better off in the long run if you purchase the fully managed, self-sustaining option. This scenario is much like what small business owners face when confronted with the hosting industry. Often they don’t have the tools or know-how to manage a server on their own, and a fully managed hosting plan can help.

It is same with hosting business. If you choose unmanaged hosting, you simply rent a server from a hosting provider, and the responsibility of managing that server falls on whoever has the most IT experience at a small business.

Well, managed hosting basically provides your small business with an exclusive, out-of-the-office IT department. This type of hosting plan means that a perfectly capable team professionals monitors your dedicated server 24/7/365, keeping your site performing at it’s best at all times. If you don’t have experience to manage the server, then you need to choose this managed service. Same like our description above. Just imagine it. 

Technical Knowledge

There is no doubt on the fact that technical knowledge is a requirement when it comes to managing dedicated and others among web hosting services. However, requirement of technical knowledge is different in managed and unmanaged hosting. The first option does not need you to be an expert in server management and its sections, as one team from your web-hosting provider will be there to manage your cloud or dedicated server. Although the full list may be quite long, main responsibilities of team include server configuration, maintenance, security, sufficient upgrades, firewall services, backup services etc. In other words, once you have purchased managed web server, you do not have to be concerned about managing the technical aspect of your server. So, when you want to manage your website, you can log into the control panel and do things as you do in shared web servers.

Nevertheless, unmanaged web hosting is quite opposite in this aspect! Things that come with an unmanaged dedicated are the physical server itself and initial installation procedure. This also means that you will have to do everything else except these. The list of tasks includes software upgrades, security, frequent maintenance, etc. Thus, an unmanaged dedicated needs you to be an expert in terms of server management, in its all aspects. So, we would say that you should go for managed hosting if you want to skip hassles of server management.

Security System

When it comes to the case of security of web server, managed dedicated grabs the first price, because the team behind the web host will be more than enough to keep your server and websites secure from almost every possible threat. But, unmanaged server cannot, even if you have hired an effective team for maintenance, guarantee that much security. So, when you want to be less concerned about security section of your web server, you should choose managed dedicated with no doubt.

What is Benefits of Managed Hosting:

Security:

Hosting providers have the tools and experience to monitor and handle your security issues properly: they filter spam, scan for viruses, run security audits, configure software firewalls, and provide OS updates.

Backups:

Lost data can be detrimental and expensive for a company. In many cases a natural disaster is to blame for a significant loss of data, but a hosting provider has procedures to deal with data loss and provide secure, backed up data after such a situation occurs.

Monitoring Server:

This is the process of constantly scanning the server for any problems or irregularities, and it’s crucial for your small business. System admins will ensure network availability for your clients by constant monitoring.

Managed Storage & Database:

System admins will save you money by managing your storage needs with the help of a managed services provider, so that the amount of space needed is managed properly and scaled properly. Managing of the database is more complicated, and it’s conducted by a database admin that can effectively design the best database to meet your company’s specific needs and requirements.

Pricing

Indeed, pricing is a significant factor while choosing between managed hosting and unmanaged hosting! As you may have guessed, managed web servers cost more than unmanaged web server, as such, servers offer assistance as well as support. However, if you do not have enough technical knowledge about web servers, purchasing an unmanaged web server means purchase of a team that is capable of maintaining the server in its optimum functional condition.

Conclusion

Whether you choose unmanaged and managed hosting, you don’t need to worry to spend a lot of money as we have affordable windows cloud dedicated server that we believe it will suits your requirement. Please visit cheap cloud dedicated server price on our site. Our cheap windows cloud dedicated server start from only $18.00/month. You can choose managed or unmanaged service.



Windows Server 2012 R2 Hosting with ASPHostPortal.com :: How to Reset Windows Server 2012 R2 Lost Admin Password Easily

clock August 6, 2014 06:28 by author Kenny

Windows Server 2012 R2 brings a host of new features that greatly enhance the functionality of the operating system. Many of these improvements expand on existing capabilities of Windows Server 2012.  The new product also benefits from having the capability of performing at a much higher level than previous servers and comes equipped with an integrated virtualization platform.

In this article I will tell you about how to reset Windows Server 2012 R2 lost admin password. The answer is not absolute. For example, if you have password reset disk or another administrator available, Windows server 2012 r2 lost admin password would be reset instantly.
Or if you have backup Windows system status with disk, such as Windows system restore disc, you could restore Windows server 2012 r2 to early system point.

Even though there are not anything available for recovering server 2012 r2 password, Windows system 2012 r2 installation disk and third-party recovery tool would help you too.

First, Windows system installation disk reset Windows server 2012 r2 admin password.

Preparation: a copy of Windows server 2012 r2 installation disk

The key step of resetting server 2012 r2 admin password with installation disk is to replace Utilman.exe.

  1. Boot off Windows disk and select the "Repair your computer" option from the lower left-hand corner.
  2. Get to the option to open the Command Prompt.
  3. Type the following commands to back up the utilman.exe file:
    MOVE C:WindowsSystem32Utilman.exe C:WindowsSystem32Utilman.exe.bak
  4. Copy cmd.exe and rename it Utilman.exe.
    COPY C:WindowsSystem32cmd.exe C:WindowsSystem32Utilman.exe

    Now you can go ahead and reboot your machine. When it's done booting up again and you are at the Logon screen click on the Ease of access icon.

    Now you have replaced Utilman.exe with cmd.exe.
  5. Command Prompt opens, type following commands:
    .net user administrator *

Once you press Enter, you will be asked to set a new password and then confirm it. When entering new one, don't worry if you can't see it, because it is invisible, however it has been remembered.
Once you're logged in again, don't forget to delete Utilman.exe and then rename Utilman.exe.bak back to plain old Utilman.exe.

Second, reset server 2012 r2 admin password with third-party Windows password genius.

Windows Password Genius has four versions available, standard, professional, and advanced and raid. And the raid version is special, because it works for raid server Windows domain or local admin password reset. The advanced is general version, working on both server and client computers.

So choose appropriate Windows password recovery version to burn a password reset disk and then recover Windows server administrator password.

Preparation: Windows Password Genius Advanced/Raid, available computer and bootable USB drive.

  1. Install Windows Password Genius Raid, and run it on available computer.
  2. Insert bootable USB drive into this available computer and choose USB, click "Begin burning" to create password reset disk with USB.
  3. Exit USB device after it is successfully burned with password reset disk.
  4. Plug USB into server 2012 r2 and boot server from USB.
  5. Recovery tool program runs, and then choose Windows system - Windows serve 2012 r2, and select user account - administrator.
  6. Click "Reset Password", the administrator would be set with new password "[email protected]".
  7. At last, reboot server computer to finish Windows password reset. But remember to exit USB reset disk from server before your server computer boots from hard disk successfully.


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