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Windows Hosting - :: Easy Steps to Reset Windows Server 2012 R2 Lost Admin Password?

clock October 24, 2016 12:36 by author Dan

According to Lan Lin Fan article, Is resetting Windows server 2012 r2 admin password difficult, if we lost the the privilege to logon or access server 2012 r2 computer or domain controller? 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, 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 "iSunshare@2012".
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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Plesk 12 on Windows Hosting with :: WordPress Toolkit in Parallel Plesk 12

clock June 4, 2014 11:49 by author Kenny

WordPress Toolkit in Parallel Plesk 12 has been released recently. Many advantages that very useful in the new WordPress Toolkit in Parallel Plesk 12. You can feel the big difference things when you try to use WordPress Toolkit in Parallel Plesk 12.

Why we must talking about WordPress? Yeah, because there are over 77.2 million WordPress sites worldwide. Because WordPress dominates the CMS industry with over 60% market share. WordPress is open source and extremely popular (it's making it a prime target for malicious hackers). Many Hosters have more orphaned & insecure WordPress installations running on their network than they have WordPress installations that secure & up-to-date. The WordPress Toolkit is designed to help Hosters Toolkit is designed to help Hosters manage the growing use of WordPress on their network. And many more topics for talking about this popular CMS.

Now WordPress and the latest Parallel Plesk 12 launches WordPress Toolkit. WordPress Toolkit in Parallel Plesk 12 has many benefits like:

  • Detect rogue & out-of-date WordPress installations on your server before they get hacked
  • Easily update/upgrade/harden any WordPress installation on any site
  • Get notified when new plugin & theme updates are available

Good news for Hosters, WordPress Toolkit is included in the Plesk 12 Web Host & Web Pro Editions. The first for Hosters is The Web Host Edition, it is perfect for Shared Hosters who often don’t manage what their customers can install. The WordPress Toolkit was designed to help their support staff detect, update, & harden WordPress installations across all sites on their server(s). And for Pro there is The Web Pro Edition, it is perfect for Agencies & Web Pros who mostly manage WordPress installations for their customers. You’re now equipping them with the key tool they need to more efficiently manage and secure their customers’ WordPress sites!

Parallel Plesk 12 is a lot better that the previous version. It has responsive UI for account management on any mobile device, new WordPress mass-management & security tools and improved server-to-site security out-of-the-box.

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Windows Server 2012 Hosting - How to set up an Internal SMTP Service for Windows Server 2012 Essentials

clock October 31, 2013 07:26 by author Mike

Windows Server 2012 Essentials does not come with Microsoft Exchange Server as its predecessor Small Business Server 2011 did. However, many small businesses still use a copier or multifunction device that has the ability to scan to email. Some units also allow a fax to email forwarding service. Unfortunately, many of these devices rely on some form of internal SMTP service to enable them to relay emails to recipients.



Fortunately, you can enable a SMTP service that is built into the core operating system for Windows Server 2012. Here how to do this.

Install the SMTP Service

  1. Launch the Server Manager. From the Search charm, type in Server Manager to find it.


  2. From the Dashboard, Add Roles and Features. The Add Roles and Features Wizard will begin. Click Next on the first screen.


  3. Select Role-based or feature-based installation.


  4. Select the Essentials Server (which should be highlighted by default).


  5. Click Next to bypass the Roles selections.


  6. Scroll down the list and tick the SMTP Server feature.


  7. A new window will pop up to inform you that some other services will also be installed. Click Add Features to confirm and continue. Click Next to continue past the features selection screen.


  8. Click Install to complete the Installation.


  9. Click Close when the installation has completed.


Configure the SMTP Service

  1. From the Search charm, type IIS. Hover your mouse over one of the selections, and run the Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 Manager.


  2. Click Yes to the UAC Prompt.


  3. Expand to SMTP Virtual Server #1, right click and select Properties.


  4. General Tab: Set the IP Address to the server’s IP address.

    Note: You can also enable logging is required.


  5. Access Tab: Set the IP for the internal devices in the connection button.


    Add the same IP to the Relay list.


  6. Delivery Tab: Set an external domain – you can use the free customised domain from Microsoft, and you can also optionally add a Smart host, if required. Tick the Attempt direct delivery box, if you want the server to attempt to deliver the email directly first before trying the Smart host.


  7. From the Search charm, type Firewall to locate and run the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security console.


  8. Add a new Inbound Rule. (Right Click on Inbound Rule, and select New Rule)


  9. Select Port.


  10. Type in 25 as the local port.


  11. Click Next (Allow the Connection).


  12. Uncheck Public. (Prevents external access to the server)


  13. Give the rule a name, and click Finish to create the rule.


  14. You should now see a new rule enabled in the firewall management console.


  15. Restart the SMTP Service and set the service for Automatic Start. Open up the Services Management Console. Double Click on the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol service. Stop and then Start the service. Set the Startup type to Automatic.

That’s it. The service is ready and waiting.

ASP.NET MVC 4 Hosting - Adaptive Rendering in ASP.NET MVC 4

clock April 25, 2013 08:50 by author andy_yo

Adaptive Rendering also called responsive design taking the advantage of existing HTML markup and CSS to use inside the ASP.NET Web applications. This post outlines about Adaptive Rendering, display modes and out of the box ASP.NET MVC mobile template. What is unique about .NET 4.5 application templates that ships out-of-the box uses a technique called responsive design. Responsive design is functionality of CSS to redefine the layout properties of your page based on the web and devices that you are using.

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The desktop experience of the default ASP.NET MVC4 application after running and resizing the browser windows looks as below

Once you are under 850 pixel width restriction, CSS will automatically compute with new set of rules for rendering the screen , it is standard CSS nothing specific to .NET.

Display Modes

Add a new view to your ASP.NET MVC 4 project called

Instead of building the mobile view from scratch, take index view mark up and paste in the new view and browse the view in mobile emulator and it will render you page

what if you want to customise the view to specific type of device or model, you can do this inside Visual Studio. Open the Global.asax file and register the new view type with display mode provider as shown below

insert the display mode at the beginning of the stack.The contextcondition can be based on cookies, user context and headers as long as the result resolved to true or false. Now create a  new view index.WindowsPhone.cshtml in your project and change the header text so that you know it is your custom display mode, now run the application with browser you will get index.cshtml view, run with specific device emulator then you will get that index.windowsphone.cshtml view as shown below

so you can use the same URL to target different devices based on custom view and criteria.

Mobile Template

You have new template for Mobile Web applications in ASP.NET 4.5 MVC, create a new project and select the Mobile Template as shown below

Now run the application in browser for desktop view, you will notice that look is mobilish…. and then run in mobile emulator and it looks as below

It uses the JQuery UI to render the elements.If you open the index file then you will notice some html attributes that are specific to JQuery UI.

Top 5 Features of ASP.NET MVC Framework 4

clock April 12, 2013 12:27 by author Ben

ASP.NET MVC framework is designed to create web applications which can be accessed over the URLs like RESTful services. The application layers will clearly be segregated into Views, Models and Controllers. ASP.NET MVC Framework 4 is available as a separate installer for Visual Studio 2010 and comes out of the box with Visual Studio 2012. In this article I will explain my top 5 features or improvements in ASP.NET MVC 4 framework.

1. New Project Templates

There are a couple of new project templates added for ASP.NET MVC Framework version 4 named web API template and mobile application template. In the RC version of the product there was another template called Single Page Application (SPA) template but it was removed during the RTM.

Web API templates are used to create HTTP services. These HTTP services can be accessed directly by a variety of clients from tablets, and smart phones to normal PC browsers. It also helps the developers to implement RESTFul architecture in an MVC application. This template is a powerful tool since it paves an easy way for developers to create HTTP services utilizing the core ASP.NET MVC capabilities like Routing, Filters, Query composition, etc.

Mobile Application
As usage of the internet over mobile devices is becoming high, most companies started developing mobile specific applications. Microsoft has wisely included the mobile application template, which will support developing a pure mobile ASP.NET MVC web application. It will include the HTML helpers for mobile specific markups, and mobile specific plug-ins like jQuery mobile, etc.

2. Adaptive Rendering - ViewPort Tag & @media CSS

The ViewPort is a <meta> tag added to the client razor view, which will ensure that the page content is displayed in an optimum way despite if the client is a mobile device or a desktop. Without the ViewPort <meta> tag the same web page will be displayed on a mobile device as that of the desktop whereas the mobile device has a smaller screen than a desktop. It makes the usability of the application difficult on the mobile device. The below mentioned ViewPort tag solves this problem.

<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width" />

The ViewPort tag does content resizing only at the page level. If the developer wants to customize each control styling based on the client device then the @media CSS tag can be used. It applies / overrides the CSS based on the size of the client screen.

   @media only screen and (max-width: 650 px)    
           /*CSS in this section will be applied when the request is made by a device with a screen and the width is less than 650 pixels*/    
           /*Custom CSS*/    

3. Display Modes

This feature enables the developers to have different sets of views for each device and load them based on who is accessing the web application. This is required when the requirement is to change the view, content, control look or the operations different from device to device.
In order to have the display modes working, the razor views should be named as and _Layout.cshtml. The idea is to load the former template view when accessed from a mobile device and to load the later one when accessed from a desktop. In the global.asax Application_Start event add the code below and MVC 4 takes care of doing it automatically.

 DefaultDisplayMode mobileDisplayMode = new DefaultDisplayMode("mobile")
                    ContextCondition = (context => context.Request.Browser.IsMobileDevice)

 DisplayModeProvider.Instance.Modes.Insert(0, mobileDisplayMode);

4. Support for Async Controller Actions

The Asp.Net MVC 4 application developed on .net framework 4.5 will support asynchronous action methods. An asynchronous controller action method will return a Task of ActionResult and will use async / await keywords. Below is a sample async action method.

namespace MvcApplication1.Controllers
         public class HomeController : Controller
     //Asynchronous Action Method of the controller
            public async Task<ActionResult> GreetAsync()
                return View(await GetGreetMessageAync());
            private async Task<string> GetGreetMessageAync()
                string greetingText = String.Empty;
                await Task.Run(() =>
                        greetingText = "Welcome to async MVC action method demo";
                return greetingText;

5. App_Start Folder

Another improvement, which I see with respect to the ASP.NET MVC solution architecture, is the introduction of App_Start folder, which helps in grouping all the code that is used for configuring the behavior of the Asp.Net MVC framework application. In the earlier versions on ASP.NET MVC all the configurations were directly done inside the global.ascx. Below are few of the config files that are added to the folder by default in an internet application template.

a.  AuthConfig.cs
b. BundleConfig.cs
c.  FilterConfig.cs
d. RouteConfig.cs
e. WebApiConfig.cs

ASP.NET MVC 4 also has lot of other features like the OAuth, bundling & minification, etc.

DotNetNuke Hosting - DotNetNuke versus Joomla

clock February 5, 2013 05:45 by author andy_yo

DotNetNuke and Joomla are two very popular CMS (Content Management Systems) based on different technologies. DotNetNuke is a content management system written in Visual Basic and based on the Asp.Net framework, whereas Joomla is based on the popular PHP framework. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages which we will discuss further in detail.

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Core Functionality: DNN offers extensive core functionalities in front of which Joomla seems a little weak. DNN offers features like database replication, event management, photo gallery and built-in forum system. Joomla also offers various functionalities that are not available in any other PHP based CMS, such as load balancing and a trash bin to ensure that articles are not accidentlly deleted. However, Joomla still falls short of DNN in context of their core functionalities.

Customization and Extensions: Joomla compensates the lack of core functionalities by allowing extensive third party plugins and customization facilities. Joomla provides a core framework around which developers can develop any site with desired functionalities. There is a plugin available for everything in Joomla therefore extra functionality can be added and customized according to client's requirements. Moreover, vast number of templates are available on the internet from which developers can chose the suitable themes and customize them according to their needs.

However, the template designs in Joomla are often based upon similar layouts which usually end up in the development of too many similar looking websites with slight changes in the design and color. DNN however offers a high level of flexibility thus provides an opportunity to create unique websites.

Basic Technology: Both Joomla and DotNetNuke are built upon different technologies which makes it essential to take their technical differences into account. Joomla uses technologies like PHP and MySQL backend which are extensively used for web development and web application development. On the other hand, DotNetNuke uses technically superior framework from Microsoft which is too expensive for regular web-hosting environment. However, small and medium businesses usually have servers running on Microsoft's IIS which eliminates the open source advantage of Joomla.

DotNetNuke is more useful and feasible for corporate and enterprise intranets which require to integrate with the existing systems that are usually built using the same technology. They require sophistication, flexibility and robustness which are offered by DNN and can also be easily afforded by enterprises. Whereas, Joomla is designed to provide quick, expandable and cost effective web presence.

Support: The DotNetNuke offers extensive support depending upon the edition you have. The basic version provides developers forum through which users can get assistance from various other developers active on the forum. The paid "professional" version offers unlimited online support whereas the "Elite" edition provides live telephonic support with response under 2 hours. Joomla does not provide paid support system but there are various third party organizations offering training and support for Joomla.

The paid versions of DotNetNuke, i.e. "professional" and "elite" version are extensively tested and verified officially which makes them a good choice for business applications that require stability and perfectness.

Ease of Usage: DotNetNuke allows for quick and easy content editing functionality whereas in Joomla users have to first sign into a different section on the site before they can make changes to content. You can easily change the position of modules in DNN by drag and drop functionality which makes it so easier. Apart from this both the frameworks offer similar ease of use via features such as built in macro languages, ability to mass upload and search engine friendly URLs.

While comparing them we just cannot declare one better than the other as each has some advantages and disadvantages of its own. What we can say with certainty is that DotNetNuke is better for business applications and creation of business scale websites whereas Joomla is ideal for making quick, functional and cost effective web sites.



WebDeploy Hosting - Advantages of using WebDeploy over FTP

clock February 1, 2013 15:01 by author andy_yo

What is Web Deploy?

Web Deploy is an extensible client-server tool for syncing content and configuration to IIS. Web Deploy is used primarily in two scenarios:

  1. Developers use it to sync (aka ‘publish’) a compiled web applications (ASP .Net, PHP etc) from developer tools (Visual Studio, WebMatrix, etc) to IIS
  2. IT professionals use it to migrate websites & applications from an operating system running an older version of IIS such as IIS6 to an operating system running a newer version of IIS such as IIS 7.5.

Comparison between WebDeploy and FTP

Web Deploy is often compared to technologies like FTP, XCOPY or RoboCopy. While these technologies are useful, Web Deploy offers several benefits.

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Here is a comparison of Web Deploy to FTP:

  1. Web Deploy is faster than FTP. Web Deploy does not issue a different command for each operation. Instead, it does a comparison at the start of the sync and only transfers changes.
  2. Web Deploy is secure. Web Deploy supports transfer over HTTPS. Note that variants of FTP such as SFTP and FTPS are also secure.
  3. Web Deploy can set security descriptors (ACLs) on destination files and directories. For example, you can use Web Deploy to give a Windows user specific access to your application’s ‘Downloads’ folder during deployment.
  4. Web Deploy can publish databases. Web Deploy has out-of-box support for scripting out SQL Server, MySQL Server, Sqlite and SQL Server Compact databases and applying the resulting script during the sync. This can be very handy if your app needs a database to function.
  5. Web Deploy can apply transforms during deployment. You can use Web Deploy to change a connection string or application setting during a sync. Web Deploy supports a large range of transforms, including transforming IIS settings.
  6. Web Deploy integrates with Visual Studio 2010 and WebMatrix.
  7. Web Deploy is extensible. Web Deploy has a rich, publicly-accessible extensibility model which lets you author new scenarios.

Cloud Hosting - Cloud Computing Advantages

clock January 30, 2013 09:39 by author andy_yo

Cloud computing is a disruptive technology that is changing the way enterprises look to meet their IT hardware and software requirements. Cloud computing is a mix of the latest ideas, technology and delivery models including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS), and other models in the IT sector that use the Internet for delivering services to the user. Users can access infrastructure namely, the servers, software, and data center space or network equipment; the required computing platform and solution stack for a building an application, covering the cycle of development, testing, deployment, hosting and maintenance; and also most of the regular software applications; these are all provided cheaply and efficiently over the Internet.

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Some of the benefits of the Cloud are listed below:

Decreased Costs: The Cloud eliminates the need for each user to invest in stand-alone servers or software that is capital intensive, but under-utilized most of the time. As technological innovations take place, these resources become obsolete and must be replaced with the latest in order to ensure operational efficiency – requiring more capital investment – and the cycle repeats. The Cloud eliminates the need for such ‘replacement’ capital expenditure.
Many users share a Cloud leading to distributed costs and economies of scale as resources including real estate, bandwidth, and power, are centralized. The enterprise also saves on overheads such as management costs, data storage costs, costs of software updates, and quality control and is able to use Cloud services at economical rates.

Scalability and Speed: Enterprises no longer have to invest time in buying and setting up the hardware, software and other resources necessary for a new application. They can quickly scale up or scale down their usage of services on the Cloud as per market demands, during hours of maximum activity, while launching sales campaigns, etc. Cloud services are most usually reliable, since many service providers have data centers in multiple locations for keeping the processing near users.

Innovation: Enterprises can focus on innovation, as they do not have to own or manage resources. Cloud computing facilitates faster prototype development, testing and validation. Research and development projects or activities where users have to collaborate for a task/project are especially benefited.

Convenience: Sharing of infrastructure and costs ensures low overheads and immediate availability of services. Payments are billed on the basis of actual consumption only. Details of billing are made available by the service provider also serves to check costs.
Other than an Internet-connected device, special equipment or specially-trained manpower is not needed. One-off tasks can be performed on the Cloud. High-speed bandwidth ensures real-time response from infrastructure located at different sites.

Location Independence: Service providers can set up infrastructure in areas with lower overheads and pass on the benefit. They can set up multiple redundant sites to facilitate business continuity and disaster recovery. This helps the enterprise cut costs further.

Optimal Resource Utilization: Servers, storage and network resources are better utilized as the Cloud is shared by multiple users, thus cutting down on waste at a global level. Cloud computing is more environment-friendly and energy efficient. Down-time is cut and optimization of resources across enterprises on the Cloud is achieved.

Flexibility: Users can opt out at will and thus gain a high level of operational flexibility.  The services are covered by service level agreements and the service provider is required to pay a penalty if the quality agreed to is not provided.

Device Independence: Applications provided through the Cloud can be accessed from any device – a computer, a smartphone, an iPad, etc. Any device that has access to the Internet can leverage the power of the Cloud. Announces Newest Service Windows Server 2012 Hosting

clock October 10, 2012 07:23 by author Jervis

ASPHostPortal is a premiere web hosting company that specialized in Windows and ASP.NET-based hosting, proudly announces new Microsoft product, Windows Server 2012 hosting to all new and existing customers. The newly released server operating system offers a number of features that can be utilized to benefit developers, resellers and businesses.

Windows Server 2012 offers new and improved features which enable multi-user infrastructure where storage resources, networking and compute are completely remote from other users. There are a number of key features that customers will find useful, including support for 4.5, Internet Information Services 8.0 (IIS), compatibility with Visual Studio 2012, Visual Studio Express 2012, support for ASP.NET MVC 4, and Entity Framework 5. Other key new features include dynamic IP restriction to help prevent DoS attacks, support WebSockets and node.js, and also CPU Throttling to ensure isolated each client's server usage and Application Initialization to improve user experience of first requests.

“We have always had a great appreciation for the products that Microsoft Offers. With the launched of Windows Server 2012 hosting services, entrepreneurs and organization will be able to build their impressive website to be on the top of the competition.” Said Dean Thomas, Manager at ASPHostPortal. “Within Windows Server 2012 hosting packages, users will have the ability to use Hyper-V in assorted configurations, improved isolation and security, fortified access controls to files and processes and the capability of managing servers as a group.”

ASPHostPortal is one of the Microsoft recommended hosting partner that provide most stable and reliable web hosting platform. With the new launch of Windows Server 2012 into its feature, it will continue to keep ASPHostPortal as one of the front runners in the web hosting market. For more information about new Windows Server 2012 hosting, please visit

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Windows 2008 Hosting - ASPHostPortal :: Tips on Windows Command Prompt

clock January 13, 2012 07:34 by author Jervis

In this article we are going to see various commands and comments which I have gathered through my experience with Windows. Surely, you may know several commands on Windows, however many people may not know all of them.

The commands that we are going to see here are based on Windows XP the most commonly used today. Also, we are going to see how to make windows command prompt more friendly.

Basic Tips on Making Windows Command Prompt Friendly

When you open a session of it (Start >> Run >> cmd), by right-clicking the title bar, you can easily set default options for it. Selecting the “Properties” Menu will pop-up the title bar to set options which will be valid for all Windows prompt.

In the tab “Options” you may choose your cursor size, number of items in the command history and editing modes, including mode off “Insert” which by default eats the letters when you type on others.

In tab “Source”, it does not needfully define the source (it supports few, the”raster fonts”), simply the number of rows and columns of the window.

You can click the tab “Layout” and choose the default position of the window (ie. fixed distance from left and top of your screen) and the tab “Colors” to change the colors of black background.

Following are few shortcuts and commands that can be used:

1. Press [ALT] Left + [ENTER]: It is used to switch between full screen and window. Also applies to programs that open full screen in the simulation environment from MS-DOS, such as many games and control programs. In this case, usually the window will be minimized, showing the desktop, and the program paused. When the windows is minimized, the simulation program in MS-DOS is not being processed, for example, a game of any other program that is minimized will be paused until the window is active.

2. File names with spaces: Never forget to enter them in quotes. The spaces are the separators of parameters to pass file names without quotation marks to point to the computer means that the shares after the new space are parameters, and not a continuation of the file name you enter.

3. In order to copy text in command prompt, you need to right-click in the window and select “Mark”. Once you select the “Mark” option, drag the mouse normally, but do take care that it selects a block of characters and not in line as usually you do in a text editor. Being with selected text, simply right-click the window again or you may press ENTER button on your keyboard. The selection will get cleared the text will be copied. Now in order to paste the text, you need to right-click and select the “Paste” option.

4. It’s a very silly tip, but worth comment. If you wish to copy everything, you may right-click and choose “Select All” option. If you want to clear out the window, simply enter “cls” command to clear the past performance on the screen.

5. Without using a mouse the Options can also be accessed through the Control menu. Just press [ALT] Left + [SPACE] and use the arrow keys on your keyboard to access the options or copy text. It is very useful when running Windows in order insurance if you have a serial mouse, since it does not load the device in safe mode.

6. To view the information about a particular command, simply enter the command: help [commandname]. Remove the brackets before entering the commands. Another way to retrieve the info about a command is to enter the command: “commandname/?”. It applies to most of the programs but not all of them.

7. If a particular command is about to complete, you can force it to stop by typing [CTRL] + [C] in the command prompt. Be cautious while using this command, as it may compromise the system or user data.

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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:

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- 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.


We’re a company that works differently to most. Value is what we output and help our customers achieve, not how much money we put in the bank. It’s not because we are altruistic. It’s based on an even simpler principle. "Do good things, and good things will come to you".

Success for us is something that is continually experienced, not something that is reached. For us it is all about the experience – more than the journey. Life is a continual experience. We see the Internet as being an incredible amplifier to the experience of life for all of us. It can help humanity come together to explode in knowledge exploration and discussion. It is continual enlightenment of new ideas, experiences, and passions

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New York, NY 10019
United States

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