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Ajax Hosting – The Advantages and Disadvantages of ASP.NET Ajax

Posted on: May 20, 2009



With ASP.NET Ajax, web applications can retrieve data from the server asynchronously in the background without interfering with the display and behavior of the existing page. The use of Ajax has led to an increase in interactive animation on web pages and better quality of Web services by developers and webmasters. But their are still advantages and disadvantages that ASP.NET Ajax contributed to the users.

ASP.NET Ajax Advantages

1 – When using Ajax, a web application can request only the content that needs to be updated, thus drastically reducing bandwidth usage and load time.
2 – The web application will be operated faster or more responsive, even if the application has not changed on the server side.
3 – Ajax enable to reduce connections to the server, since scripts and style sheets only have to be requested once.
4 – State can be maintained throughout a Web site such as Javascript variables.

Disadvantages of ASP.NET Ajax

1 – Clicking the browser’s “back” button may not return the user to an earlier state of the Ajax-enabled page.
2 – Dynamic web page updates also caused some troubles for a user to bookmark a particular state of the application.
3 – Ajax opens up another attack vector for malicious code that web developers might not expected for.
4 – Any user whose browser does not support Ajax or JavaScript, or simply has JavaScript disabled, will not be able to use its functionality.

However, wise and professional usage of ASP.NET Ajax technology still brings a lot of greater user experience on a particular website. This is an added advantages for both developers and end users sites with the ASP.NET Ajax enable web applications.
To fully enable the ASP.NET Ajax features, the website should be hosted on ASP.NET Ajax hosting compatible hosting accounts.

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