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ASPHostPortal.com Windows Hosting Support WordPress 3.7.1

clock December 4, 2013 05:55 by author Mike

WordPress 3.7.1 is in development including much requested features and fast on the heels of the 3.6 release. There are some great changes in store for WordPress users soon, but most will not be visible changes for website visitors. WordPress is an open-source content management system (CMS) that can be used for anything from a personal blog to a full business site.

WordPress 3.7.1 can be upgraded to (or installed) using any of Installatron's products. Use Installatron's optional Automatic Update feature to automatically apply WordPress updates as new versions are released, or use Installatron's Clone feature to duplicate an existing WordPress install to test the 3.7.1 upgrade prior to applying it live.

WordPress 3.7.1 Features
The features listed below are the main attractions of this new version of WordPress:

  • Automatic updates - This is perhaps the most anticipated feature of WordPress 3.7.1 now, whenever an update is available, WordPress will automatically update your current version. Automatic updates will save a lot of time for a number of individuals. However, individuals who do not want this feature will have the option to turn it off.
  • New Password - This meter will encourage people to choose stronger passwords that the previous version’s meter did not really do.
  • Language Packs Feature - New language packs have been introduced to support other languages better.
  • New WordPress search - This option allows the search to be more efficient than ever before.

Reasons to Use WordPress 3.7.1
This release features some of the most important architectural updates we’ve made to date. Here are the big ones:

  • Updates while you sleep - With WordPress 3.7.1, you don’t have to lift a finger to apply maintenance and security updates. Most sites are now able to automatically apply these updates in the background. The update process also has been made even more reliable and secure, with dozens of new checks and safeguards.
  • Stronger password recommendations - It’s best to create passwords that are complex, long, and unique. To that end, our password meter has been updated in WordPress 3.7.1 to recognize common mistakes that can weaken your password: dates, names, keyboard patterns (123456789), and even pop culture references.
  • Better global support - Localized versions of WordPress will receive faster and more complete translations. WordPress 3.7.1 adds support for automatically installing the right language files and keeping them up to date, a boon for the many millions who use WordPress in a language other than English.


Windows Hosting - Comparison Between DotNetNuke and WordPress

clock March 6, 2013 10:08 by author andy_yo

In the present market, a vast array of contenders in the CMS arena (Content Management Systems) are competing neck to neck; so selecting the best choice that precisely suits the requirements of your project, might be a tricky job. In the present article, we would like to provide a complete synopsis of 2 of the well-known products, namely WordPress and DotNetNuke (DNN) so as to assist you in choosing the best option.

 

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Basic Info about the two CMS

DNN is basically an open source platform based on ASP.Net structure that is developed mainly to create dynamic websites and also provide many web applications. It has been an instant success since its initial launch, with the open community edition only being deployed in not less than 600,000 websites around the world.

On the other hand, WordPress is a MySQL and PHP-based framework, which is mainly used for blogging. It is one of the most widely acknowledged CMS platforms in the present world, but don’t feel that it’s only meant for blogging – today, millions of corporate websites and e-commerce stores are also powered by WordPress. WordPress Self-Hosting blogs are considered as main constraints. Choosing the best WordPress Hosting solution offers the desired results of your prediction. If you looking to make Web Development as your career, then it is the best time to choose Web Development as your career option.

Disparities in Underlying Technology

Both WordPress and DNN applications are developed based on open source, which clearly implies that both platforms can be liberally extended by your own highly-skilled development team. The chief dissimilarity between these two platforms is that WordPress is written using PHP, while in contrast, DNN is written using Visual Basic.Net.

As LAMP technology piles have started to widely use across the web, especially inside shared hosting atmospheres, it is most likely that WordPress would be much cheaper and easier to install.

Windows-based servers usually tend to be expensive, but DNN’s potential to interface with NTLM based windows authentication and Active directory makes it a supreme pick for use in many domain-based systems, including intranet websites.

Comparing Important Features

Wordpress was developed as an extremely simple blogging system, while DNN was designed to handle more complex web applications. This very fact is clearly reflected in the standard features that can be seen in both platforms.

DNN comes integrated with some special options including resizing and mass uploading, while in the case of WordPress, some additional add-ons need to be installed to perform those functions. DNN offers other features including macro/templating languages, prototyping, and zip archives, whereas you can’t find all these options built in WordPress, and it is gradually included all these functionalities over time. For instance, the 2.9 edition of WordPress has come with an Undo function, which was missing in its previous edition.

If you are looking forward to build a potentially huge scale website, then WordPress clearly lacks some of the basic important features that are very essential. Performance management features including load balancing and database application are considered as the fundamental parts of DotNetNuke, while WordPress fails to provide all these options.

Comparing Security Standards

Since its existence, WordPress has been constantly overwhelmed by many security-related issues, whereas the DNN has had only 7-security related queries, and all of which have been resolved now.

DNN provides excellent SSL logins and session management services than WordPress. So, from the security perspective, DNN would be an ideal choice as against WordPress.

The Bottom Line

On the whole, both DNN and WordPress are regarded as feasible choices for developing a new site, be it personal or business. With its light-weight design framework, WordPress is an ideal choice only for small-scale websites and blogs. On the other hand, DNN may be slightly expensive and difficult to install initially, but with its extensive set of security and standard features, it makes a better choice for large-scale website needs.

 

 



WordPress Hosting – How To Resolve Download Failed for Installing WordPress Plugin or Updates in Windows Server 2012

clock February 1, 2013 12:43 by author andy_yo

After installing WordPress on our Windows Server 2012, we encountered a quite strange behavior. We can’t install new plugins or update our WordPress version, it always ends up with error: 'Download failed: Destination directory for file streaming does not exist or is not writable'. For example when we want to update the WodPress version:

Update WordPress

Downloading update from http://wordpress.org/wordpress-3.5.1-partial-0.zip…

Download failed.: Destination directory for file streaming does not exist or is not writable.

Installation Failed

Eventually, we started to do some research on this issue. In this article, we’ll try to give an overview of this issue, explaining why this occurs on Windows and how to solve this.

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We found that the source of the error is WordPress need to access the system’s default temp folder (C:\Windows\temp) before installing a new plugin or update its version, and IIS user doesn’t have the write and read permission to that folder.

So what we need to do is:

1.       Create a temp folder in our site root directory and give IIS user the write and read permission to this folder.

2.       Change the default temp directory WordPress uses by adding this line to your wp-config.php:

         define('WP_TEMP_DIR','/path-to-the-folder-we-just-made');

Now we won’t those errors when we want to install plugin or update our WordPress because it already have the permission to access the temp directory.

 



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