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DotNetNuke 5 Hosting - ASPHostPortal :: How to Integrate PayPal with Your DotNetNuke Site

clock August 19, 2011 07:14 by author Jervis

This tutorial describes brief information about how to integrate PayPal with your DotNetNuke. Ok, let’s start it.

1. You need to remove <Form> </Form> from your PayPal “Buy Now” code.

2. Please add this code below to buy now input button.

Add onClick="this.form.action='https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr';   
                      this.form.submit();"

3. Paste what is left into the html module. See this example:

<input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_xclick">
<input type="hidden" name="business" value="
[email protected]">
<input type="hidden" name="item_name" value="Buy Zara Bag">
<input type="hidden" name="item_number" value="Bag">
<input type="hidden" name="amount" value="1.00">
<input type="hidden" name="no_shipping" value="2">
<input type="hidden" name="no_note" value="1">
<input type="hidden" name="currency_code" value="USD">
<input type="hidden" name="lc" value="US">
<input type="hidden" name="bn" value="PP-BuyNowBF">
<input type="image"


   onClick="this.form.action='https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr';this.form.submit();"

src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/btn/x-click-but23.gif" border="0" name="submit" alt="Make payments with PayPal - it's fast, free and secure!">
<img alt="" border="0" src="
https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width="1" height="1">


Hope it helps!!

Reasons why you must trust ASPHostPortal.com

Every provider will tell you how they treat their support, uptime, expertise, guarantees, etc., are. Take a close look. What they’re really offering you is nothing close to what ASPHostPortal does. You will be treated with respect and provided the courtesy and service you would expect from a world-class web hosting business.

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:

-
DELL Hardware
Dell hardware is engineered to keep critical enterprise applications running around the clock with clustered solutions fully tested and certified by Dell and other leading operating system and application providers.
- 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.



DotNetNuke 5 Hosting - ASPHostPortal :: Get Design-Time Support for DNN Controls

clock August 5, 2011 06:21 by author Jervis

Problem:

This is the figure to illustrate the problem:



The green line means that Visual Studio was not able to find the reference for the control listed.  If you switch to design view you will get an issue about not being able to render the control.

The Solution

To fix it, it is very easy. Just right click on your project and select “Properties”, and then switch to the “Web” portion of the settings and you should see the following section.



Simply copy the above listed settings.  The first option "Project Url" specifies the path to the module you are working on, in standard development environments you will just replace "yourmodule" with the name of the module.  The key piece of functionality here is with the "Override application root URL".  This provides design time support to re-map the ~/ application root identifier.  This will allow Visual Studio to properly find the references.

After making this change, you can switch to design view on your project and should see full support for the control, for example the DNN Label Control:



Hope that tutorial above can help you to get design time support for common DNN user controls.

Reasons why you must trust ASPHostPortal.com

Every provider will tell you how they treat their support, uptime, expertise, guarantees, etc., are. Take a close look. What they’re really offering you is nothing close to what ASPHostPortal does. You will be treated with respect and provided the courtesy and service you would expect from a world-class web hosting business.

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:

-
DELL Hardware
Dell hardware is engineered to keep critical enterprise applications running around the clock with clustered solutions fully tested and certified by Dell and other leading operating system and application providers.
- 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.



DotNetNuke 5 Hosting - ASPHostPortal :: Caching in DNN 5

clock July 26, 2011 06:28 by author Jervis

One of the hidden gems in DotNetNuke 5.0 is the new caching support in the CBO (Custom Business Objects) class. During the refactoring of DotNetNuke for the Cambrian release, caching was one of the things that was closely looked at, since caching was starting to cause major issues in the DNN 4.x branch.

Lets take a look at how caching was done in DNN 4:

Public Shared Function GetSecureHostSettings() As HashtableDim h As Hashtable
h = CType(DataCache.GetCache("GetSecureHostSettings"), Hashtable)
If h Is Nothing Then
h = New HashtableDim SettingName As StringDim dr As IDataReader =
DataProvider.Instance().GetHostSettingsWhile dr.Read()

If Not Convert.ToBoolean(dr(2)) Then
SettingName = dr.GetString(0)
If SettingName.ToLower.IndexOf("password") = -1 ThenIf Not dr.IsDBNull(1) Then
h.Add(SettingName, dr.GetString(1))
Else
h.Add(SettingName, "")
End IfEnd IfEnd IfEnd While
dr.Close()
DataCache.SetCache("GetSecureHostSettings", h)
End
IfReturn hEnd Function

This is code from the class DotNetNuke.Entities.Host.HostSettings in DNN 4.9.3. In fact this is a pattern that is used throughout the application in DNN 3.x – 4.x. The problem with this pattern is that it is not completely thread safe, especially if it is used in larger routines, and specifically on large and busy sites. There might be a chance that the object you get from the cache is removed from cache when you want to use it.


In DotNetNuke 5.x, the CBO class was beefed up with a new caching function:

Public
Shared Function GetCachedObject(Of TObject)(ByVal cacheItemArgs As CacheItemArgs, ByVal cacheItemExpired As CacheItemExpiredCallback) As TObjectReturn DataCache.GetCachedData(Of TObject)(cacheItemArgs, cacheItemExpired)
End
Function

which in turn calls a new method of DataCache, GetCachedData. This method looks like this:

Public
Shared Function GetCachedData(Of TObject)(ByVal cacheItemArgs As CacheItemArgs, ByVal cacheItemExpired As CacheItemExpiredCallback) As TObject'Declare Local Variable and try and retieve it from the cacheDim objObject As Object = GetCache(cacheItemArgs.CacheKey)
Dim
timeOut As Integer = cacheItemArgs.CacheTimeOut * Convert.ToInt32(Host.PerformanceSetting)
'If Item is not cachedIf objObject Is Nothing Then'Prevent other threads from entering this block while we regenerate the cacheSyncLock objLock'Try to retrieve object from Cache again (in case another thread loaded the object since we first checked)
objObject = GetCache(cacheItemArgs.CacheKey)
If
objObject Is Nothing Then'Get Object from data Source using Delegate
objObject = cacheItemExpired(cacheItemArgs)
If
objObject IsNot Nothing AndAlso timeOut > 0 Then
DataCache.SetCache(cacheItemArgs.CacheKey, objObject, cacheItemArgs.CacheDependency, Cache.NoAbsoluteExpiration, _

TimeSpan.FromMinutes(timeOut), cacheItemArgs.CachePriority, cacheItemArgs.CacheCallback)
'Check if Item was actually saved in the cacheIf DataCache.GetCache(cacheItemArgs.CacheKey) Is Nothing ThenDim objEventLogInfo As New LogInfo
objEventLogInfo.LogTypeKey = EventLogController.EventLogType.CACHE_ERROR.ToString()
objEventLogInfo.LogProperties.Add(New LogDetailInfo(cacheItemArgs.CacheKey, "Not Created"))
Dim
objEventLog As New EventLogController()
objEventLog.AddLog(objEventLogInfo)
End
IfElseIf objObject Is Nothing ThenReturn NothingEnd IfEnd IfEnd SyncLockEnd IfReturn DirectCast(objObject, TObject)
End
Function

As you can see, this is basically still the same pattern as the “old” pattern in DNN 3.x/4.x, however, with a few enhancements:

- Thread safety. Using Synlock, other threads are prevented to intrude when we are handling the object
- automatic callback is used, that will get called when the object is not found in cache
- check to ensure object was saved to cache correctly

As an example of the usage of the new pattern, let’s see how Host.GetSecureHostSettings was modified in DNN 5:

Public Shared Function GetSecureHostSettingsDictionary() As Dictionary(Of String, String)
Return CBO.GetCachedObject(Of Dictionary(Of String, String))(New CacheItemArgs(DataCache.SecureHostSettingsCacheKey, _
DataCache.HostSettingsCacheTimeOut, _
DataCache.HostSettingsCachePriority), _AddressOf GetSecureHostSettingsDictionaryCallBack)
End Function

And the corresponding callback function:

Private Shared Function GetSecureHostSettingsDictionaryCallBack(ByVal cacheItemArgs As CacheItemArgs) As ObjectDim dicSettings As New Dictionary(Of String, String)
Dim dr As IDataReader = DataProvider.Instance().GetHostSettingsTryWhile dr.Read()
If
Not Convert.ToBoolean(dr(2)) ThenDim settingName As String =
dr.GetString(0)

If settingName.ToLower.IndexOf("password") = -1 ThenIf Not dr.IsDBNull(1) Then
dicSettings.Add(settingName, dr.GetString(1))
Else
dicSettings.Add(settingName, "")
End IfEnd IfEnd IfEnd WhileFinallyIf Not dr Is Nothing Then
dr.Close()
End
IfEnd TryReturn dicSettingsEnd Function

As you can see, the callback function GetSecureHostSettingsDictionaryCallBack is essentially the same as the old method, minus the caching logic. It has become far more easier to use caching in your own module using this pattern. A few lines of code will do the trick.

Reasons why you must trust ASPHostPortal.com

Every provider will tell you how they treat their support, uptime, expertise, guarantees, etc., are. Take a close look. What they’re really offering you is nothing close to what ASPHostPortal does. You will be treated with respect and provided the courtesy and service you would expect from a world-class web hosting business.

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:

-
DELL Hardware
Dell hardware is engineered to keep critical enterprise applications running around the clock with clustered solutions fully tested and certified by Dell and other leading operating system and application providers.
- 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.



DotNetNuke 5 Hosting - ASPHostPortal :: How to Call Web Service from your DotNetNuke Module

clock July 18, 2011 06:55 by author Jervis

There are times when you’d like to make a call to an external web service from your DotNetNuke module to process or get some data.

Add a Service Reference to your Module Project

In your module solution, right-click on the “References”, folder and select “Add Service Reference…



The “Add Service Reference” dialog will open, paste the URL of the web service you want to access in the Address field and click the “Go” button.  If the service is available, you will see the publicly available services listed in the “Services” list box on the left.



At the bottom of the dialog box, enter a namespace that you will be using to reference the service. In this example, I enter “WeatherService”.  Later on , I will be using that Namespace and the Service name as shown in the dialog to create a client proxy that I can use to execute the functions exposed by the service. Click the “OK” button to have Visual Studio add the reference to your project.



Now, back at our project, you will see the “WeatherService” listed under the “Service References” folder.



Copy the web.config generated settings to the root web.config of your DNN site

You’ll also notice that a new web.config file has been added to your project. Open the web.config file and you’ll see a bunch of settings that your DNN web site needs in order to be able to access the web service. However, these settings need to be in the web.config that resides in the root folder of your DNN web site. So copy the system.serviceModel section from the web.config in your project folder and paste it at the end of the web.config file in your DNN web site root folder, just after the closing </dotnetnuke>  tag, and before the closing </configuration> tag.

If the web.config in your DNN root folder already has a system.serviceModel section, you’ll have to “merge” the tags from your module into the root config file.

NOTICE: In the <client> section, take a look at the client endpoint configuration data, in particular, the “name” property. You’ll need that name later on, so you might want to copy it to your clipboard for later use.

<client>

  <endpoint address=http://www.webservicex.net/WeatherForecast.asmx
    binding="basicHttpBinding"
    bindingConfiguration="WeatherForecastSoap"
    contract="WeatherService.WeatherForecastSoap"
    name="WeatherForecastSoap" />
</client>

Once you’ve pasted the web.config settings into the root web.config, Delete the web.config file from your project folder.

Write the code-behind to access the web service

That’s all we need to do to be able to access a web service from our module. So, for this example, we’ll use the service to lookup a town name based on a zip code. The service exposes a method

At the top of our module, add a using statement and pull in the namespace of the web service

using DNNws.WeatherService;

In this simple example, I have a div named hw_content on my module’s ascx page. In the Page_Load() method, we’ll make a call to the web service, pass in a zip code, and grab the City name (PlaceName) from the results of the service call.

  1: private void Page_Load(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
  2: {
  3:     try
  4:     {
  5:         using (var svc = new WeatherForecastSoapClient("WeatherForecastSoap"))
  6:         {
  7:             var results = svc.GetWeatherByZipCode("07871");
  8:             hw_content.InnerHtml = string.Format("Hello {0}", results.PlaceName);
  9:         }
 10:     }
 11:     catch (Exception exc) //Module failed to load
 12:     {
 13:         Exceptions.ProcessModuleLoadException(this, exc);
 14:     }
 15: }

On line 5, we create a proxy object that we’ll be using to access the service.

When Visual Studio added the service reference to our project, it also created a proxy class named “WeatherForecastSoapClient” that we will use. We need to pass the endpoint “name” that we want to use to access the service, so pass the value of the “name” property from the web.config client tag you copied earlier.

Once we have a service proxy object (svc), we simply call the method “GetWeatherByZipCode” and pass the required zip code parameter.  NOTE: Intellisense makes method discovery very easy, just start typing svc, period and you’ll see a list of the available methods and their signatures.

The call is made on line 7, and on line 8, we take the “PlaceName” property of the result and we create a string and set it inside our div on our ascx file.

Running our DNN site and placing an instance of our module on a page, results in the view being displayed, during Page_Load(), an instance of the web service proxy is created and we use that proxy to connect to the web service, execute the GetWeatherByZipCode method, pass in a zip code and the PlaceName property is used to construct a welcome message, which looks like this…



Reasons why you must trust ASPHostPortal.com

Every provider will tell you how they treat their support, uptime, expertise, guarantees, etc., are. Take a close look. What they’re really offering you is nothing close to what ASPHostPortal does. You will be treated with respect and provided the courtesy and service you would expect from a world-class web hosting business.

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:

-
DELL Hardware
Dell hardware is engineered to keep critical enterprise applications running around the clock with clustered solutions fully tested and certified by Dell and other leading operating system and application providers.
- 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.



DotNetNuke 5 Hosting - ASPHostPortal :: Using jQuery in custom module

clock April 28, 2011 07:01 by author Jervis

Having been busy with a small DotNetNuke-based project lately so here’s a short “how-to” for those who want to use jQuery in their own DNN-modules. This applies to DNN 5.0 and newer.

1. Installing jQuery

DNN by default includes the jQuery library so no manual installation is required. You can check the jQuery version from Host – Host settings – Advanced Settings – JQuery settings. This is also the place where you can make DNN to use
Microsoft’s or Google’s CDN to deliver the library. If your module targets the version 5.0 of DNN (actually, 4.9.1) or newer, you can be sure that every installation includes the jQuery.



2. Request jQuery in code-behind

In your module, make sure to request for jQuery in code-behind class. Module’s Load-event is excellent place for this:

Private Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load

    Try

       If Not Page.IsPostBack Then

            DotNetNuke.Framework.jQuery.RequestRegistration()

       End If

     Catch exc As Exception
       ProcessModuleLoadException(Me, exc)
     End Try

End Sub

3. Use the jQuery-word instead of $-character


For some reason the widely used jQuery-shortcut ‘$’ doesn’t always work properly inside the DotNetNuke. So it’s better to use the word jQuery instead. Here’s an example of using jQuery in the traditional way:

<script type="text/javascript">
    $(document).ready(function() {
        $("#featured > ul").tabs({ fx: { opacity: "toggle"} }).tabs("rotate", 7500, true);
    });
</script>

In DotNetNuke it’s better to write the function like the following:

<script type="text/javascript">
    jQuery(document).ready(function() {
        jQuery("#featured > ul").tabs({ fx: { opacity: "toggle"} }).tabs("rotate", 7500, true);
    });
</script>

And that’s it. Following these small steps you can easily use jQuery to enhance the functionalities of your custom DNN modules.

Reasons why you must trust ASPHostPortal.com

Every provider will tell you how they treat their support, uptime, expertise, guarantees, etc., are. Take a close look. What they’re really offering you is nothing close to what ASPHostPortal does. You will be treated with respect and provided the courtesy and service you would expect from a world-class web hosting business.


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:

- DELL Hardware
Dell hardware is engineered to keep critical enterprise applications running around the clock with clustered solutions fully tested and certified by Dell and other leading operating system and application providers.
- 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.



DotNetNuke 5 Hosting - ASPHostPortal :: Create an Apple-styled Breadcrumb in DotNetNuke

clock April 20, 2011 06:15 by author Jervis

In today's web design world, many people spend a lot of time perfecting little things on their website. It shows how detail oriented you are; whether working on your own project or well a client's. One of the design elements that does not often get much attention in the DotNetNuke world is the site’s breadcrumb.

It's not that people don't design beautiful little elements to enhance their site, but it is generally perceived that the core skin object provides for limited customization without modifying the core. Well, in this article, I'm going to show you how to be creative in working with that we have without modifying the core to implement an iconic breadcrumb design.

I'm using the breadcrumb from
http://apple.com website, which has visually appealing, yet subtle elements that is actually a very user friendly way to visualize the site’s navigation trail.

Outside of Apple’s implementation, the breadcrumb is often a very useful element for content heavy site and in the e-commerce world. I’ve provided the demo and the source below. Keep reading to find out more about the details of the implementation.

Before We Start:

This article assumes that you know the basics of DotNetNuke skinning. I will walk through a bit of core DotNetNuke breadcrumb configuration as well as some styling that help accomplishing the design. The purpose of this article is to show you that it is possible to achieve cool design without modifying the DotNetNuke core or creating your own skin object.

Step 1: Adding the Breadcrumb Skin Object

Register the breadcrumb control at the top of the skin file:



Place the breadcrumb element in the desired location. It renders the basic breadcrumb path for the site.



Step 2: Breadcrumb Level Explained

There are 3 options to configure the breadcrumb behavior.

* 0: Show the entire path of the site breadcrumb and current page you're on

* - 1: Show the entire path of the site breadcrumb including 'Root' item which allows users to return to the root of the DotNetNuke instance. If you have multiple portals on your DNN instance and want to limit users just to be able to access the homepage of that portal, this is not an option to use.

* n: where n is an integer greater than 0, it will skip n breadcrumb tabs before displaying the links

In this example, I'm going to use '0' to show pages with a full path excluding the 'Root' item.



Since we select the option to display links at level 0, we need to create a way for people to return to home page. I'm going to create a simple HTML static link and give it a CSS selector for ease of styling.



Step 3: Adding Seperator

You can add a simple pipe (|) or a greater than (>) symbol to the breadcrumb as follow:



Or you can add HTML and CSS selector to allow creativity:



The above markup may look complicated, but it is really just Separator="<span></span>"  written safely in XML encoding format so DNN will render it properly. I added the HTML span tag so we can target it using CSS to display a background image for the separator instead of an HTML character.

Step 4: Sprinkle in Some Style

Now that we have the breadcrumb in place, we need to create the CSS to accomplish our design. But first, let's take a look at the HTML output so we have a better understanding of which elements we should style with CSS.



Let's wrap this breadcrumb in a DIV so I can add a background image:



Now for the CSS

Set the background for the entire breadcrumb and some additional styling:



Reset the SPAN element to behave as block element instead of inline:



Set the background for the separator and some additional styling to properly position it between links:



We want to add a little padding/spacing between links. But since they are inline elements, we need to turn them into block elements:



Set the background for the return to homepage link to an icon:



Step 5: Putting it All Together

HTML:



CSS:



Here you go! Hope this article helps to give a better understanding of going out of the box for the breadcrumb design in DNN web site.

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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:

- DELL Hardware
Dell hardware is engineered to keep critical enterprise applications running around the clock with clustered solutions fully tested and certified by Dell and other leading operating system and application providers.
- 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.



DotNetNuke 5 Hosting - ASPHostPortal :: How to Backup a DNN Installation

clock March 28, 2011 09:06 by author Jervis

Another very common question that I see regarding DotNetNuke is when and how should I backup my DotNetNuke site. This topic is VERY important and requires a bit of planning, especially if you do not have direct access to your database server to perform your own backups. In the following sections I will first talk about what you must backup and why some of those items are very important. I will then discuss how to perform a DNN backup and SQL Server backup, both for SQL 2000 and 2005.  Finally I will discuss options available for third party modules for performing backups for individuals that do not have direct access to their servers.  This is a second revision of this article.

What to Backup?

Simply put, it is a best practice to backup your ENTIRE DotNetNuke directory on the web server as well as a full backup of the database. Some people will say that you can get by with only backing up the "portals" folder, this is NOT correct! To successfully restore a DotNetNuke installation you must ensure that you have all module .dll and other code files you also must have the same validation and decryption keys.  I have found that the only real method to keep your data safe is to create a backup with all files.  Given the limited file size of the core DNN installation I have not found this to be a hinderance, especially since the additional files that exist in my website are all related to the content available within and is something I must have a backup of anyway.

Performing the Backup

Performing a backup of DotNetNuke is a fairly easy two step process. First I will discuss backing up the DNN installation directory, then I will discuss options available for backing up the database.

Backing up the DotNetNuke Directory

You have two options when backing up the DotNetNuke directory. If you have direct access to the server, you can simply right click on the DotNetNuke directory and select "Send To:" -> "Compressed (Zipped) Folder". This applies for most versions of the windows operating system. You will then have a file named dnn.zip where dnn was your directory name. This zip file will contain all needed backup files, you will want to store this in a safe location.


If you do not have direct access to the server and can only access it via FTP you will have an additional step to obtain a zip file for your site. You will want to connect to your FTP site and COPY all files to a temporary location on your local computer. Once all files have been copied you will want to create a zip file including ALL files and folders that were just downloaded. 

NOTE: Depending on your hosting provider to save yourself time some will automatically zip your website up for you so you have only 1 file to download!

NOTE: if using a program such as WinZip for zipping, ensure that the "Use Folder Names" option is enabled so that the folder structure is preserved within your zip archive.

Backing up the DotNetNuke Database

To backup the database you must have access to the database server and the file system of the database server. If you are in a hosted environment you will need to rely on your hosting provider to obtain a backup, or you will need to look into a potential third party solution to backup the database from within DotNetNuke. If you have full access to the server please use one of the below sets of instructions to backup your database..

Backing up a Database with SQL Server 2000 and Enterprise Manager

Follow the below steps if you wish to create a databse backup file from Enterprise Manager for SQL Server 2000 using Enterprise Manager.

- Navigate to your specific database in Enterprise Manager
- Right click on the database and select "All Tasks" -> "Backup Database..”
- Ensure that "Complete" is selected for the backup type
- Click the "Add" button in the "Destination" section
- In this section provide a full file path to the desired backup file, typically named DATABASENAME.bak where DATABASENAME is your database name
- Click "Ok" to generate your backup, you will receive a success notice upon completion

You will now have a full backup file containing all tables and data for your database.

This process is very similar with SQL Server 2005.

Backing up a Database with T-SQL Commands (2000 and 2005)

The fastest method to backup your database is to use T-SQL commands.  You simply need to create a backup device which specifies where your backup file should go, then you simply perform a 'BACKUP DATABASE' call to perform the database backup.  The following scripts show you how to create a backup file called MyBackup.bak in your C drive which will contain the entire dnn441 database.  You will need to adapt this script to fit your configuration.

--Create Device!
EXEC sp_addumpdevice 'disk''MyBackupDevice'
'C:\MyBackup.bak'

--Now backup the db
BACKUP DATABASE 
dnn441
    
TO MyBackupDevice

Regardless if you used one of my methods above or had your hosting provider create a backup for you once you have obtained .bak file you have everything you should need to restore your site to its current state. How often you perform this type of backup really depends on the amount of activity, the frequency of actual changes, and the amount of loss you are willing to accept. A full backup plan is something that needs to be considered on an individual implementation basis and includes many factors.

Third Party Modules

Some third party backup modules exist on the market that will allow users to generate SQL Server backups without direct access to the database server. Below are a few links to these utilities. I have NOT used any of these utilities and do not recommend one over the other, I am simply providing these links as a starting point for your research into a solution.

-
XP Idea - Database and Site Backup Module
- Evotiva - BackupScript Module

Other Considerations

The above process outlines the common backup practices that are needed to backup your website to allow you to restore it to the same location.  If you are taking a backup to move the site to a different location it is very helpful if you add a new portal alias for the new site BEFORE you backup the database.  This will allow the restore process to be more streamlined.

For example if your production site it http://www.mysite.com and you are looking to restore it to http://localhost/mysite on your local machine, login as host and add the alias under "Site Settings" before you take the backup.

Reasons why you must trust ASPHostPortal.com

Every provider will tell you how they treat their support, uptime, expertise, guarantees, etc., are. Take a close look. What they’re really offering you is nothing close to what ASPHostPortal does. You will be treated with respect and provided the courtesy and service you would expect from a world-class web hosting business.


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:

- DELL Hardware
Dell hardware is engineered to keep critical enterprise applications running around the clock with clustered solutions fully tested and certified by Dell and other leading operating system and application providers.
- 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.



DotNetNuke 5 Hosting - ASPHostPortal :: How to Upgrade DotNetNuke 4.x to DotNeNuke Cambrian 5.0

clock March 14, 2011 07:01 by author Jervis

If you're looking to try out the new DNN Cambrian package, you can upgrade previous DotNetNuke installations with the following steps. Remember, as of right now, the DNN 5.0 Cambrian package available for download is a Release Candidate and should not be used in production evironments. That said, upgrading to the new 5.0 version is just as easy as it's always been. Here's how:

The first thing you'll need to do is download the Upgrade package from the dotnetnuke.com website. As with any upgrade process, there are a few things you should do PRIOR to beginning any website upgrade.

- Backup Database
- Backup All Files
- Disable Compression Tools

Once you have done your backups and downloaded the package, you'll need to unzip the Upgrade package and upload the files on top of your existing DotNetNuke files. NOTE that the Upgrade packages do not include a web.config file  so you shouldn't need to worry about changing/modifying connection strings and other settings.

Once you have uploaded the files, all you need to do to trigger the upgrade is to browse to your website URL and you'll begin to see the Upgrading DotNetNuke screen along with the status of the process. When the process is complete, you will receive a link that will take you to the website.



During the upgrade, all the required files will be installed, but there may be additional files and features that are not installed such as optional skins or modules. You can quickly install these optional files after the initial upgrade by typing the following into your browser bar:

http://www.mydomain.com/install/install.aspx?mode=installresources . This will install all available resources that were not installed during the upgrade. For example, after my initial upgrade the above command resulted in the following resource installations:



To see what resources are available, you can look in the "Install" folder in the root of your directory where you can find the resources are organized by type. This is a great way to do batch resource installation. If you only want to install one or two items and not everything, you can either remove the files that you know do not want and execute the URL. Alternatively, you can rename the files you do want changing the ".resources" to ".zip" and then uploading the files through the default method of module or skin installation within your DotNetNuke portal or by using the new "Batch Install Extensions" feature found under the Host>>Extenstions menu item.

And that's it. You've been upgraded. Most upgrades are smooth sailing, but sometimes...not so much. Learning how to troubleshoot errors during installation can help save you a lot of headaches. Here's some tips to help you out.

Troubleshooting Upgrade Errors:

Check Assemblies

You may have two assemblies conflicting with each other as a result of the upgrade. Sometimes during the upgrade process, new assemblies are installed in the file structure, but the old ones aren't removed or overwritten. When this happens, delete or change the name of the suspect file. Go back to the browser and try again.

If you receive this error when upgrading to DNN Cambrian RC:

Method 'GetRoleGroupByName' in type 'DotNetNuke.Security.Membership.DNNRoleProvider' from assembly 'DotNetNuke.Provider.DNNProvider, Version=2.0.0.23759, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null' does not have an implementation.



Check the assembly folders. Most likely, you have the following conflicting files: \bin\DotNetNuke.Provider.DNNProvider.dll - 2.0.0.23759 and \bin\Providers\DotNetNuke.Provider.DNNProvider.dll - 5.0.0.20212 . If you have both of these files, delete the file in the \bin directory and leave the file in the \bin\Providers directory.



Click the link to continue to the portal where we can view the log files to try to track down the error. 

Go to Host >> Host Settings >> scroll all the way to the bottom and select the 5.00.00 log file from the drop down list and hit Go



From here you will be able to view the errors that were encountered during the upgrade process as seen here:



From the error message on the screen, you can begin to troubleshoot what your specific error is. In the particular message seen above, I have a feeling that this has to do with the ActiveDirectory provider that I have already installed in my portal. So, now that I have been given more information from the log file, I am better able to decide what to do now to resolve the issue.

Yep...in this case, it was the provider. I removed the existing ActiveDirectory package and installed the new ActiveDirectory package for DNN 5 manually.

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Every provider will tell you how they treat their support, uptime, expertise, guarantees, etc., are. Take a close look. What they’re really offering you is nothing close to what ASPHostPortal does. You will be treated with respect and provided the courtesy and service you would expect from a world-class web hosting business.


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:

- DELL Hardware
Dell hardware is engineered to keep critical enterprise applications running around the clock with clustered solutions fully tested and certified by Dell and other leading operating system and application providers.
- 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.



DotNetNuke Hosting - ASPHostPortal :: Get Affordable DNN Hosting With Us

clock January 12, 2011 04:40 by author Jervis

The websites have undoubtedly made a very important place in the online market. But it is imperative that a website has certain features that can create wonderful results. The website should not only be flowing and appealing but have properly organized information which can be located easily and with a fast speed.

The website should be designed so that it can it can meet the needs of the owner, designer as well as the user. The DNN helps the users who do not even possess the knowledge about web designing to accomplish the task with ease. The owners of the site can manage the interface easily especially while updating the databases.

Even the visitors of the sites can avail the highly organized and smooth presentation of services and products. Since the DNN can be easily installed and has many features regarding web designing and security, it has become extremely simple to maintain as well as create a personal website. Earlier it was not an easy process and was expensive too but it is has now proved to be beneficial to any person doing the work of freelancer to create his own website. Initially he may use a simple and easy concept and then later on expand it with ideas and new modules that are available.

You can get many benefits if you host your own site along with a specialized provider of DNN hosting. The advantages can be installation in one click, easy backups and efficient technical support. Keeping in mind the present day economy the developers mostly find it critical in maximizing the revenue to stay competitive.

So what are you waiting for? Don't you want to make your website the most visitor friendly website? If yes then with other things you can select the best DNN hosting package for your website as then only you will be able to satisfy your customers in the best possible manner. We support the latest DNN, please visit our website for further information.

Reasons why you must trust ASPHostPortal.com


Every provider will tell you how they treat their support, uptime, expertise, guarantees, etc., are. Take a close look. What they’re really offering you is nothing close to what ASPHostPortal does. You will be treated with respect and provided the courtesy and service you would expect from a world-class web hosting business.

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:

- DELL Hardware
Dell hardware is engineered to keep critical enterprise applications running around the clock with clustered solutions fully tested and certified by Dell and other leading operating system and application providers.
- 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.



Cheap DotNetNuke 5 Hosting with ASPHostPortal.com :: The Benefits of DotNetNuke 5

clock December 19, 2009 04:03 by author Jeff

DotNetNuke 5 application offers so many benefits. This article will describe in details about the benefits of DotNetNuke 5 application. If you need a place to host your DotNetNuke 5 application, you can always consider ASPHostPortal.com, just start from our Portal ONE hosting plan. You can install DotNetNuke 5 application directly from your control panel within 1 (ONE) minute. So easy!

Benefits of DotNetNuke 5 application

Dotnetnuke is open source content management system which provides various kind of functionality for content management and modular development. It provides a very good platform based Microsoft.net technologies to create web portals on the fly. You can create portal and subportals on a fly. Within some minutes. 

  • Easy Web site administration: While working on this framework no programming knowledge is required. Clients can generate, supervise and publish web content without requiring any technical skill level.
  • Ready to use: DotNetNuke is user-friendly framework and is built in such a way as to allow users to deal with all parts of their projects. A well worked out user interface allows an easy operation.
  • Advanced Features: The advanced features in DotNetNuke exceed the features in your homegrown applications. Moreover it is a constantly evolving with multi-functionality to cater end-user requirements. It also saves development time.
  • Strength: The administrative options are skillfully divided between host level and individual portal level. In one hosting account the administrator at DotNetNuke supports multiple portals or sites- each with its own look.
  • Powerful Tools: DotNetNuke comes with a set of powerful tools. These built in tools provide multi-functionality for security, site designing, hosting, site membership options etc. There are various other features that can be manipulated as per your needs with these tools.
  • Network of Support: A Core Team of developers is always there to support DotNetNuke. Online Forums, blogs, online help and various websites give DotNetNuke a dedicated network of support.
  • Easy Installation: DotNetNuke.com provides the free download software and an install.pdf with install instructions for the latest version of DotNetNuke. DotNetNuke can be made running within minutes.¼LI>Multi-Language Localization: DotNetNuke supports a multi-language localization that allows the websites built on it, to be translated into any language.
  • Licensed Open Source Software: DotNetNuke 3.0 is available for free download. The full application source code and sub-projects are distributed under a standard BSD open source license; providing the maximum freedom in both non-commercial and commercial environments.
  • Increase Profits Opportunities: DotNetNuke is module based. So you can build up various unique modules and sell them to your clients. Besides this, you can also go commercial with site templates, database options etc.
  • Latest Technology:  The working of DotNetNuke utilizes modern day technology- ASP.NET 2.0, Visual Web Developer, Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005, thus giving the users a hands on to the latest technology.
  • Advanced CMS: DotNetNuke has built-in tools to create the most complex content management systems. Moreover, many options of extending and customizing the site are also available.
  • Established: DotNetNuke is a now a trademark in web designing. It is a popular brand in the open source community.  With over 250,000 registered users and a talented team of developers. Through end-user feedback and real world trial DotNetNuke continues to grow.
  • Easy to integrate: With its flexible infrastructure, DotNetNuke is easy to integrate within your conventional processes.
  • Priority on security: Emphasis placed on validation, encryption, “bug” tracking and potential threats provides a secure way to build websites.
  • Fully customizable:  Changes can be made to portals at all levels – from basic stylesheet elements like font type, color, and bullet points, to overall site appearance.  New skins and module containers can be easily applied to the site with no repercussion on content.

 

 



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