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Windows Reseller hosting

Windows Reseller hosting

Why Does Windows Reseller Hosting Popular?

Windows hosting platform is very easy to use, with customer friendly options and tools. Besides, a windows reseller hosting plan also gives you access to ASP.Net, which is a very powerful tool when it comes to developing web based applications.

With ASP.Net, we will able to fully utilize some of the popular ASP.NET content management systems such as DotNetNuke. It is true that ASP scripting runs on UNIX platforms, but you would still not have full access to all the powerful features of ASP.Net as this has been developed for full Windows compatibility.

Windows reseller hosting plans gives you access to a number of products like ActiveSync and SharePoint. These tools help you consolidate your marketing position and bring in huge, recurrent dividends, in the long run.Your Windows reseller hosting plan makes you eligible to own the fastest growing database tool in the business.

Windows reseller hosting plans also provide you with free access to MS SQL, a comprehensive, all-inclusive, data management tool.

With its user friendly features, Windows control panel is easy to use and provides you with an all-in-one solution. So, when the number of clients increases, you do not need to keep multiple accounts, which is the case with Linux systems.

These are some of the reasons why resellers find it very profitable to sell Windows reseller hosting plans. These plans allow them to sell their customers solutions that they require, at competitive rates.

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Each of the Windows reseller hosting plan are build in with user friendly interface for you to manage your clients hosting account pretty well.

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Windows Sharepoint

Windows Sharepoint

What is Windows SharePoint 3.0 Services?

Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) currently in version 3 provides all the objects underpinning all Microsoft SharePoint technology. WSS is provided as a free download from Microsoft for Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 or later and is added to the Microsoft .NET Framework. WSS 3 is an object model for creating web pages and developing web based collaboration, document management, and content publishing. WSS is only provided for Microsoft servers and cannot be deployed on any other OS.

How Windows SharePoint Services Work?

SharePoint sites are made up of Web Parts and Windows ASP.NET-based components. Web Parts are designed to be added to pages and configured by site administrators and users, creating complete page-based applications. Windows SharePoint Services ships with a number of ready-to-use Web Parts; more will be available in the future from Microsoft and third-party vendors.

At the web server level, WSS configures IIS to forward all requests, regardless of file and content types, to the ASP.NET session hosting the WSS web application, which either makes a certain revision of a certain file available from the database or takes other actions. Unlike regular ASP.NET applications, the .aspx which contains the WSS (and MOSS) application code, resides in SQL Server databases instead of the filesystem. As such, the regular ASP.NET runtime cannot process the file. Instead, WSS plugs a custom Virtual Path Provider component into the ASP.NET pipeline, which fetches the .aspx files from the database for processing. With this feature, introduced with WSS 3.0, both the WSS application as well as the data it generates and manages, could be stored in a database.

Windows Sharepoint Administration Process

Windows SharePoint Services can scale to thousands of sites within an organization. It fully supports load-balanced Web farm and clustered database deployments. For site and server managers, quotas can be set and enforced not only on storage, but on sites per-server and users per-site. Site usage can be monitored to detect and retire inactive sites. Detailed security options are available and easily managed. Server managers can delegate to end users the ability to create their own sites. Sites and servers can be managed from a Web browser, command-line tools, or a Web service-accessible object model.

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SQL Server 2008

SQL Server 2008

SQL Server 2008 and Business Intelligence Aspect

As far as we know, there are a lot of improvements since the latest release of SQL Server 2008 database. If we putting a side of the technical aspect of SQL 2008, let us see how it can brings to the improvement of the daily business routines.

SQL Server 2008 has been improved with Business Intelligence platform optimized for data integration, reporting, and analysis, users will be able to get more control in the company data management.

SQL Server 2008 in Data Management

Here are some advantages that we can see from data management side:
1 – By using SQL Server 2008 Integration Services, we can now manage the company data warehouse more easily and faster by consolidate real-time data with real time data changes.

2 – Increase the manageability and performance of large tables with partitioning / grouping the data.

3 – Data reporting made easy with SQL Server 2008 which allow the integration of multiple set of data into a single report. Allow users easily to read and understand.

4 – Work with all of your data and interact the way you want through support for both relational and non-relational data.

5 – Effectively consolidates data from heterogeneous, enterprise-wide data stores, such as SQL Server, Oracle, DB2, SAP and Teradata.

SQL Server 2008 in Users Perspective

1 – Incorporate rich formatting in reports to increase usability and enable business users to build ad hoc reports and create reports in any forms they prefer.

2 – Users can now save time and money by leveraging the tight integration between the SQL Server 2008 BI platform and the 2007 Microsoft Office System.

3 – Using the Data Mining Add-Ins to make predictive analysis accessible.

4 – More good news for users is that they publish and manage reports centrally on the Web with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.

5 – If you have Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 to enable employees to monitor, analyze, and plan business activities with the connection with all the staffs in the same organization.

Many developers and users have seen the true benefits on SQL Server 2008 by including SQL Server 2008 to their current application or projects.
More and more web hosting company are starting to provide SQL 2008 hosting with with the Windows hosting plan.

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IIS 7 Logo

Why Need to Migrate to IIS 7?

Here are some of the main reason why need to migrate our current web application from IIS 6 to IIS 7.
1) IIS7 is much more flexible and customizable than before.
2) We save loads of time by automating more tasks with the interface.
3) You can manage whole Web farms from one place.
4) IIS7 is faster and more efficient than any other version of IIS.
5) IIS7 makes it easy to publish content securely over FTP/SSL

Process of Migration to IIS 7

Part 1 – View dependencies of the source

1. Get the dependencies of the web site by running the following command:

msdeploy -verb:getDependencies -source:metakey=lm/w3svc/1

2. Review the output of the dependencies and look for any script maps or installed components in use by the site. For example, if Windows Authentication is in use by the web site, you will see .

3. If your site is inheriting any script maps, these will not be listed in the dependencies and you should also review the script maps for your site manually.

4. Compile a list of the components needed on the destination.

Part 2 – Configure the target or destination machine

1. Review the list of dependencies and install them on the destination server.

For example, let’s assume you had the following in use for your web site:

• ASP.NET

• Windows Authentication

• Anonymous Authentication

Based on analyzing your dependencies, you would install those components and modules.

Part 3 – To migrate the site to the source server

1. Always make a backup of the destination server. Even if you are just testing, it allows you to easily restore the state of your server. Run the following command to backup an IIS 7.0 server:

%windir%\system32\inetsrv\appcmd add backup “PreMsDeploy”

2. Run the following command on the destination server to take an archive of the server for migration:

msdeploy -verb:sync -source:metakey=lm/w3svc/1 -dest:archivedir=c:\site1archive

3. Run the following command on the destination server to validate what would happen if a migrate was run:

msdeploy -verb:migrate -source:archivedir=c:\site1archive -dest:metakey=lm/w3svc/1 -whatif > msdeploymigrate.log

Note: If you don’t wish to sync from an archive, you can sync using the remote service. Specify computerName with the name of your server, such as Server1. If you are not running on the default port and URL, you need to specify the full URL, such as http://Server1:8080/msdeploy. For example, change the source to
source:metakey=lm/w3svc/1,computerName=server1

3. After verifying the output, run the same command again without the whatif flag:

msdeploy -verb:migrate -source:archivedir=c:\site1archive -dest:metakey=lm/w3svc/1 -whatif > msdeploymigrate.log

Note: If you don’t wish to sync from an archive, you can sync using the remote service. Specify computerName with the name of your server, such as Server1. If you are not running on the default port and URL, you need to specify the full URL, such as http://Server1:8080/msdeploy. For example, change the dest to
dest:metakey=lm/w3svc/1,computerName=server1

You are now done migrating your site. To verify, test browsing to the web site on the destination server.
(Source: Official IIS blog at http://blogs.iis.net/bills/archive/2008/06/18/how-to-migrate-from-iis-6-to-iis-7.aspx)

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Choosing a good Web Hosting Company

The best way to select a quality web host is to take more consideration on the following factors:

Meets Your Requirements

To find the best hosting service that suites you, it is important to determine exactly what kind of application you are going to create such as asp.net applications or php applications, and ideally take into consideration anything you are planning to host in the future.

Disk Space & Data Transfer

Bandwidth requirements grow with your site. Web hosting companies pay for bandwidth, so you as the clients will be allocated certain amount of bandwidth with the hosting plans that you subscribed. It is recommended to get more bandwidth and disk space for your web applications.

Technical Support Team

This is again one of the most important factors that you want to consider. A good web hosting company will provide fast and solid technical support for their clients eg 24×7 support. A great and effective support platform are using live chat systems where clients can interact with the support team right away. Other platform such as ticketing support and email support are also popular among many web hosting companies.

Control Panel Features

Try to look for hosting company that integrated control panel that are user friendly and effective on managing you hosting account. Is it you can install additional features or updates your information in the control panel system? You can have an experience with the hosting company control panel by trying their demo version of control panel before signing up.

Additional / Add on Features

Different clients have different needs on the hosting plans. A good hosting company will provide a platform that suite all their clients needs. Extra software installer such as shopping cart, content management systems, or blogging tools are recommended with your hosting account.

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