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ASP.NET 4.5 Hosting - ASPHostPortal.com :: DotNetNuke Vs Umbraco

clock May 27, 2013 11:40 by author Ben

The Race for the most popular CMS is on. We care about our websites, therefore we need to stay updated and try our best to continuously improve, based on measurement and analytics. We want our website to serve multiple audiences, grow to a bigger organization with much content, managed perfectly well and also make sure our website content is distributed via other channels such as the social web. For all this ASP.NET CMS plays a vital role and forms integral part of Microsoft's.NET vision.

Business can be improved for better through procedures. Asp.net CMS organizes data and represents them in a predefined manner. These CMS are fully flexible, one can modify as per your need. Beginners can comfortably work on this framework and any novice can manage and edit these CMS with ease.

DotNetNuke is a framework which helps certified CMS developers in deploying interactive, customized, feature-rich, web sites and applications in Microsoft.NET. This CMS enables businesses to quickly build menu-driven interface that allows non-technical users to easily create new sites or extend the functionality and features of their existing web site. It is avialable for free. DNN has a very active community and is supported by a vast community of talented programmers. It is one of the easiest, most cost effective solutions for managing any company's website. In usability point it is the best framework people reach out for, non-technical users can change their content easily, by adding pages, changing layout and adding new features etc in a smooth way without much info. There are 8000 modules in DNN which can customize the website look and feel as well as its functionality. It is extremely scalable as any website can grow to much larger websites with DotNetNuke. There is no limit to the growth. It even can change the way it behaves, one can easily extend it. It is most recognized CMS which powers over 400,000 portals, extranets, intranets and public web sites. More than 700,000 registered members support this platform. There are over 7 millions of downloads done and download rate is 1 in every 5 seconds for DotNetNuke.

Umbraco is built upon Microsoft's.NET Framework and more than 155,000 sites trust Umbraco. This CMS runs on cloud system and it supports multiple sites in a single instance of installation. There are more than 85000 installations of Umbraco which are active around the web. It gives out of box solutions, which means it gives you access to your google analytics statistics, has the ability to create your own reports from the metrics and dimensions, can implement the Umbraco ecommerce solution using only XSLT / Razor, HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Net solutions perform better when it comes to high volume of traffic/extensive use. It supports bigger sites on web. Commercial community support is on the rise with this CMS. No doubt, Umbraco CMS development is the buzzword in the CMS world.

These ASP.NET CMS options be it DotNetNuke or Umbraco are most popular ones on the market. We must ensure that we target specific needs and requirements when we decide to choose among them. Umbraco has an easy editor microsoft word, where users are most comfortable in. It provides a high-quality and highly functional CMS. Umbraco has high requirements for hosting, so it is difficult to find a "shared" hosting environment that will support it. Its newer versions better support various browsers like Safari and Firefox. There are good plugins available and a management system built into Umbraco. Umbraco is better than dotnetnuke in speed.

Well DotNetNuke is no less inferior. Based on Microsoft's ASP.NET it is the most popular web technology currently. It is cheap to use and reduces total development costs - no ongoing licensing fees required. It gives full access to source code so it can be altered to fit individual organizations. We can manage text, image, documents, links, events, news, banner ads and threaded info. It supports multiple, multilingual websites. And is scalable and provides user friendly interface which manage site hosting, content, security, web design, membership in one program. All these feature make both the CMS popular and in demand. It will be a tough phase for users to choose between these two CMS - DotNetNuke or Umbraco, which will be best to fit to their business.



ASPHostPortal.com Expand Further into Asia with New Data Center in Singapore

clock May 21, 2013 07:59 by author Jervis

ASPHostPortal.com is a premiere web hosting company that specialized in Windows and ASP.NET-based hosting, announces their global expansion into Asia with a new datacenter location in Singapore. Advanced Windows 2008/R2 hosting and SQL hosting are available in the new Singapore-based datacenter.

This Singapore Data Center is supported with Multiple connections to major Internet backbone carriers via SingTel, SingNet, NTT Communication, Deutsche Telekom AG, Hurricane Electric and PCCW with OC-12 connections using BGP-4 routing protocol. This Singapore Data centre hosting is suitable to anyone who plans to do an online business in Asia or it is suitable to those who are targetting Asian markets.

“We have a large Asia customer base and we wanted to address their concerns of website latency issues due to data transport over long distances,” said Dean Thomas, Manager at ASPHostPortal. “We are serious in global hosting business and this is why we provide options to our customers to select from our three data centres.”

“From now, customer can select the data center location where they desire to host their website as part of our online ordering process and after successful order submission, the website account will be instantly setup. And we did not leave out our existing customers; we have a team ready to assist in datacenter location migration," added Dean Thomas. “We are extremely proud with this new launch of Asia data center.”

ASPHostPortal.com Singapore Data centre hosting server supports the newest Intel Xeon Processor with a minimum 8 GB RAMs and 2000 Mbps connection line. All the latest ASP.NET Framework  and SQL 2012 hosting are ready on all the servers. This data centre is provided as an addition to our two existing data centres, i.e. Houston (US Data center) and Amsterdam (European Data center).

ASPHostPortal.com is one of the Microsoft recommended hosting partner (http://www.microsoft.com/web/hosting/HostingProvider/Details/962) that provide most stable and reliable web hosting platform. With this new data center, it will continue to keep ASPHostPortal.com as one of the front runners in the web hosting market.

About ASPHostPortal.com:

ASPHostPortal.com is a hosting company that best support in Windows and ASP.NET-based hosting. Services include shared hosting, reseller hosting, and sharepoint hosting, with specialty in ASP.NET, SQL Server, and architecting highly scalable solutions. As a leading small to mid-sized business web hosting provider, ASPHostPortal.com strive to offer the most technologically advanced hosting solutions available to all customers across the world. Security, reliability, and performance are at the core of hosting operations to ensure each site and/or application hosted is highly secured and performs at optimum level.



ASP.NET 4.5 Hosting - How to Leverage the .NET 4.5 Model Binding and Strongly Typed Data Controls with Telerik’s ASP.NET AJAX Controls

clock May 15, 2013 10:58 by author Ben

The new release of RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX includes a ton of great new features and capabilities. This post is the second of two posts I will do over the week that elaborates on the new ModelBinding support and Strongly Typed Data Controls into the Telerik’s Ajax suite. In the previous part you learned how the Strongly Typed Data Controls work and how to select data and bind the controls via the ModelBinding capabilities available in .NET 4.5. Now you will learn how to do filtering, perform CRUD operations and validate user input when you use ModelBinding.

 

Model Binding Filtering
In order to filter the data source of the data bound control and pass the filtered data to the control you could pass filter parameters to use the SelectMethod. You could get these parameters from query string, cookies, form values, controls, viewstate, session and profile. For example:

public IQueryable<Product> GetProducts([Control("RadComboBoxCategories")] int? categoryID, [QueryString]string name)
{
    // Filter the data source based on categoryID and ProductName
}

The code snippet above will get the name parameter from the QueryString and integer value of the selected item of the Telerik’s ASP.NET ComboBox with ID equlas to “RadComboBoxCategories”.

Model Binding CRUD operations
Editing
In order to have editing enabled into the data bound controls, you need to set the UpdateMethod of the corresponding control to the web form page’s method. The UpdateMethod can have following signature:

public void UpdateProduct(int ProductID)
{
    Product updatedProduct = context.Products.Where(p => p.ProductID == ProductID).First();
   TryUpdateModel(updatedProduct);
   if (ModelState.IsValid)
   {
       context.SubmitChanges();
   }
}

Where the “ProductID” is one of the fields set as DataKeyNames of the corresponding bound control. 
Or you could use following signature:

public void UpdateProduct(Product product)
{
    Product updatedProduct = context.Products.Where(p => p.ProductID == product.ProductID).First();
    TryUpdateModel(updatedProduct);
    if (ModelState.IsValid)
    {
         context.SubmitChanges();
    }
}

Inserting
In order to have inserting enabled into the data bound controls you need to set the InsertMethod property of the corresponding control to the name of the web form page’s insert method. The InsertMethod can have following signatures:

public void InsertProduct(Product p)
{
     if (ModelState.IsValid)
     {
      context.Products.InsertOnSubmit(p);
      context.SubmitChanges();
     }
}

//OR

public void InsertProduct()
{
   Product pr = new Product();
   TryUpdateModel(pr);

    if (ModelState.IsValid)
    {
                context.Products.InsertOnSubmit(pr);
               context.SubmitChanges();
    }
}

Deleting
In order to have deleting enabled into the data bound controls you need to set the DeleteMethod property of the corresponding control to the name of the web form page’s delete method. The DeleteMethod can have following signature:

public void DeleteProduct(int ProductID)
{
   Product deletedProduct = context.Products.Where(p => p.ProductID ==
ProductID).First();
    context.Products.DeleteOnSubmit(deletedProduct);
    context.SubmitChanges();
}

ModelBinding Validation
Due to the fact that Model Binding system in Web Forms supports model validation using the same validation attributes from the System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations you could use validation into our databound controls. You could decorate properties from your model classes with the attributes provided in System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations namespace. For example if you have DataContext mapped to a Northwind database “Product” table and you want to ensure that when inserting new product or update existing one the ProductName field is populated, you could set [Required] attribute to it into the DataClasses.designer.cs file:

[Required]
[global::System.Data.Linq.Mapping.ColumnAttribute(Storage="_ProductName", DbType="NVarChar(40) NOT NULL", CanBeNull=false)]
public string ProductName
{
     get
     {
           return this._ProductName;
     }
     set
     {
           if ((this._ProductName != value))
           {
           this.OnProductNameChanging(value);
           this.SendPropertyChanging();
           this._ProductName = value;
           this.SendPropertyChanged("ProductName");
           this.OnProductNameChanged();
           }
      }

Then when values from databound control editors are submitted to the server the the Web Forms Model Binding system will track whether any of these validation rules are violated in the page's ModelState property.

public void InsertProduct(Product p)
{
     if (ModelState.IsValid)
     {
           context.Products.InsertOnSubmit(p);
           context.SubmitChanges();
     }
}

To show any validation errors you could use asp:ValidationSummary control or asp:ModelErrorMessage:

<asp:ValidationSummary runat="server" ID="ValidationSummary1" />

Please note that even the model binding is a powerful feature included into the bound controls there are still some limitation.

Conclusion
With Model Binding support into our controls developing new application is never be as easy as it is now.  Please do not hesitate to download the RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX and try the model binding feature.



$50.00 Cheap and Reliable Windows Cloud Server with ASPHostPortal.com

clock May 6, 2013 11:49 by author Jervis

ASPHostPortal.com is Microsoft No #1 Recommended Windows and ASP.NET Spotlight Hosting Partner in United States. Microsoft presents this award to ASPHostPortal.com for ability to support the latest Microsoft and ASP.NET technology, such as: WebMatrix, WebDeploy, Visual Studio 2012, ASP.NET 4.5, ASP.NET MVC 4.0, Silverlight 5 and Visual Studio Lightswitch. Click here for details. Now, ASPHostPortal.com proudly announces the most affordable, reliable and cheap Windows Cloud Server on our hosting environment.

 

Microsoft literally built in to Windows Server 2012 hundreds of enhancements and new features. Below are several points highlighted by Microsoft:

  1. Powerful. It delivers the power of many servers, with the simplicity of one. Windows Server 2012 offers you excellent economics by providing an integrated, highly available, and easy-to-manage multiple-server platform.
  2. Continuous availability. New and improved features offer cost-effective IT service with high levels of uptime. Servers are designed to endure failures without disrupting services to users.
  3. Open. Windows Server 2012 enables business-critical applications and enhances support for open standards, open source applications, and various development languages.
  4. Flexible. Windows Server 2012 enables symmetrical or hybrid applications across the data center and the cloud. You can build applications that use distributed and temporally decoupled components.

From just $50.00/month, you can get a dedicated cloud server with the following specifications:

- Windows 2008 R2 / Windows 2012 Standard Edition OS
- 1 Core Processor
- 1 GB RAM
- 100 GB SAN Storage
- 1000 GB Bandwidth
- 100 Mbps Connection Speed
- Full 24/7 RDP Access
- Full 24/7 Windows Firewall Protection
- Choice of United States, European (Amsterdam), and Asia (Singapore) Data Center

“As a leader in Windows Hosting, and having worked closely with Microsoft to reach this point, we’re moving forward with expectant anticipation for serving our loyal clients with Windows Cloud Server Solutions.” Said Dean Thomas, Manager at ASPHostPortal.com.

For more details, please visit http://www.asphostportal.com/Windows-Cloud-Server-Hosting-Plans.aspx.

About ASPHostPortal.com:


ASPHostPortal.com is a hosting company that best support in Windows and ASP.NET-based hosting. Services include shared hosting, reseller hosting, and sharepoint hosting, with specialty in ASP.NET, SQL Server, and architecting highly scalable solutions. As a leading small to mid-sized business web hosting provider, ASPHostPortal strive to offer the most technologically advanced hosting solutions available to all customers across the world. Security, reliability, and performance are at the core of hosting operations to ensure each site and/or application hosted is highly secured and performs at optimum level.



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