At CodeProject we spend an awful lot of time playing with room heaters, or as others like to call them, "servers". Over the years we've seen it all, some of it smoking, most of it usually working just nicely until something happens.
What that something is can be hard to find so we've created a quiet place for those battle scarred and frustrated to get a little help.
A few days ago I posted here a message to ask for the best solution to test a website. At same time I decided to try some web hosting services to run a simple SVC web API.
I tried www.ovh.com (france), www.aruba.it (italy) and www.hostforlife.com (luxembourg). I was unable to set up my very simple ASP.NET C# 4.0 SVC Rest web API. I can publish my file without any problem but the web API doesn't work. It seems like the hosting services are not able to deal with svc file. The help of these services is so bad that I don't know what to do.
Do you know a good hosting service that understand and can mamage web svc API?
This issue may be out of scope for this forum; however, I have not found anything that solves this issue on the net. This is the situation. I have deployed an MVC web service to a Windows 2008 r2 server and insured that IIS is configured correctly, to the best of my knowledge, using Windows authentication and when I try to access the MVC web service I am getting a 404 error not found error. Now, when I try to access the service on another server it find the web service fine. I know that this is not a Server configuration forum but any help would be great.
I'm looking for an easy and cheap Windows Server / IIS / SQL solution. I just want to be able to deploy my application on a test machine. This is not for production.
First I looked at Azure and other hosting services. When you are requesting for a Windows Server with IIS and SQL it's too expensive. They offer a lot of services I don't need.
I'm now looking to build my own server at home. I already have a Synology but I cannot install IIS or a virtual machine on the Synology. I think I'll have to buy a new PC. I'm thinking of something like the Asus eeeBox but I'm not sure the eebox can run IIS or windows server.
What is the best solution? Virtual machine, hosting, Azure, new PC?
Really depends on what you're trying to test... for me, there's nothing like having a PC with multi-boot setup for testing.
Why? ...because depending on the software that you're testing, if you find issues in the Virtual Machine, then you have to determine whether the issue comes from the virtualization process or if it's a real bug within your code. You also tend to spend a lot of time setting up a virtual system the way you need it, so IMO, for testing, it's worth it in the long run to just get a system you can boot into multiple OS's. I had a single, cheap server that I had set up to boot into three different versions of Windows Server, worked great for testing and I never had a doubt whether any extra layers were causing an issue.
Of course, virtualization has its benefits.... you always have a clean copy of the OS running (if that's what you want/need) and you can easily change OS's with little downtime.
Cloud based solutions tend to pretty much be virtual machines too.. so the only added benefit is the hosting is managed by someone else. Recurring costs are the drawback. Plus depending on your application, you may not want it hosted on the cloud, where someone else's sloppy security might affect you down the road.
You should also differentiate if you need to access computers in a different network or in the same network (which may be a virtual private network also). In the latter case, some kind of VNC might do.
Commercial alternatives usually offer more possibilities and thus might be worth their money!
Youcantestitathttp://myproject.6te.net/ and give suggestions that why the error is coming inspite of making all the changes in the necessary files.
Itriedthedemothatisherehttp://youhack.me/2010/04/01/building-a-registration-system-with-email-verification-in-php/ but how it works with the online web hosting .
Ihavealsocreatedthedatabaseatherebutcannotknowhowtousephpfilesanduploadathttp://www.freewebhostingarea.com/ and use the mysql database that I created here .
Theregistrationsystemcreatestheuserandsendsconfirmationemailto user’s emailaddressandafterconfirmationusercanloginntothewebapplicationandfurtherworkwillbedonehereafterregistration.
I have a regular C# desktop GUI application providing regular windows interface.
WCF is not used for supporting these interfaces, since it mainly working as a standalone desktop application, with a lot of data involved in data transfer. But I have used WCF with netNamedPipeBinding for UI automation.
Now I would like to call these interfaces from a web page also.
So in my understanding
1. I have to host my desktop application as WCF web service
( with httpBinding and need o provide a new contract for the interfaces).
2. Call the existing I/Fs from the new interface class.
Thank you Wayne. I am a beginner in web development.
My real concern is whether I would go for a WCF service, REST service or a Web Api.
My primary intention is to use the service in a client web application. Later I also planning to use it from different devices like tab/mob.
We are planning to setup our product documentation online. Currently we are hosting static HTML in our servers. But since the documentation is still on-going, updating the HTML every time new pages are brought in becomes very difficult. We plan writing some PHP but, any such stuff like a CMS is really difficult to code and maintain.
So, what are some good options to host developer documentation in our servers? Currently, we have a subset available online, and some hosted inside the intranet and this is the one that gets frequently updated.
We thought of WordPress (being the only CMS I've came across in my life), but we don't think it would be adequate. Or it would be? With plugins or something?
And, we also are thinking of considering Joomla. Will that do the task?
* Our servers are Linux machines running Apache.
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My company has developed a system hosted on WCF using SQL Server & SSRS.
For each new client we typically deploy a new server including new SQL licenses etc.
I would like to consider going the SaaS route using MS Azure, but it's rather confusing from their website to determine what I'll need.
A. Do I need to take both the virtual machine (for IIS & WCF) AND a SQL Server contract, what about SSRS?
B. Can I create multiple DB's (one or two for each client)
C. Is there a limit on the amount of concurrent connections to my WCF services?
Is there a webpage somewhere that explains the Azure packages and how the fit together more simply? Many of the links on MS's websites go to 404 not found, it's very frustrating.
We have a web site which can be viewed from the old device and the content is returned as wml for those devices automatically. It's working all the way. One day, we cannot see the web site from the devices anymore. So we try to peek into the response data from the server and found out that it's not wml anymore, so the device cannot show this info.
We checked the IIS settings such as MIME, Handlers and so on. We still cannot find the cause yet.
I know the information is so vague for you to help.
However, please share any kind of advice or guess or your similar experience for now we run out of the idea and any other hint to try out will be very useful for us.
Regarding to WAP gateway, is there a way I can check how my server is handling this or so?
Hi, I am using windows server 2008 R2. I forget the userid and password. I used many tools for crack the credentials but they are not working so is there any other way to login and get the data with out loosing.
I have a desktop PC with Win 7 pro. It also has installed vs 2008 (.NET Framework 3.5) and SQL Server 2008 and 2005 express edition.
Now I have to bring support to a number of legacy applications coded in VB6
I have searched on Internet if vs6 can be installed in that operative system and found that it is necessary to download and install Win XP Virtual PC
But another unsolved issue appeared, according to the readings if an app is installed under win XP Virtual PC, can be seen in win 7, and launched from there.
In that point I realized that the core functions of legacy app mentioned are the massive use of ADO and DAO components.
Another search was started again, related with this questions:
* Will not be any problem with having two visual studio versions, vs 2008 and vs 6, despite been installed under different OS
* In order to interact my vs 6 app with a database do I have to downlaod an sql server express edition and installed under the win xp virtual pc, despite the DB's already installed due to 2 different OS scenario
If one of them is installed under Windows 7, and the other under Windows XP on the virtual machine, then they are totally separate so there will be no conflicts.
I'm not sure about the second question, you could try connecting to an existing SQL server on the Windows 7 system, via its real IP address. If that does not work then you may need another version loaded in the XP system.
There was a patch involving .Net 4 not recognizing IE 11. So the first thing to do is make sure that the test server is fully patched. This requires a reboot of the server after the patch has been applied.
Hi friends, I'm new to the website industry and so I need advise with how things work. Basically I want to set up a website which mainly will only display the product catalogue and I would like to create an application (possibly using C#) that will allow the user to get the data from a remote database (Possibly SQL Server) and from there they can just hit publish and HTML pages will be generated and uploaded to the web server.
Now, if I setup my own server (installing Apache and MS SQL Server) I can integrate them all. But what about if I'm using services provided by others? I've been doing some research and most of them only emphasize the web hosting bits and hardly mention about relational database.
Also, how does their FTP for the web server works? I've only use putty and FileZilla for FTP on Windows Azure and Apache so would it be the same with theirs?
Hi everyone, I'm a newbie here. I would like to ask if what's the ideal internet connection for home-based server? We have a website that loads normally here but when we're trying to load it in other locations in took 1min to load. Any advice regarding this? Thank you very much.
A very simple approach is to look at the network tab in Task Manager (make sure that it shows bytes sent/bytes received). That will give you some hints on the amount of data transported over the network for your page, and consequently you can calculate the required speeds for desired loading times.
Note: many internet lines are not symmetric - upload speed is just a fraction (often less than 10%) of download speed. The office with the server needs the high upload line.
And also think about reducing the amount of data to be sent - do you need background images, background music, high-resolution bitmap images,...
1. You can get a server of your own from any ISP.
Advantage ==> one time investment
Disadvantage ==> maintaining the server is tiresome.
2. You can get the help of sites like godaddy or hostgator. They provide space in their servers for your site to run. You will be given a username and password to fully control what you are going to do.
Advantage ==> You don't have to maintain anything other than your site.
Disdvantage ==> they usually have yearly payment schemes.
Hello Friends, how was the day? When you designed a website with asp.net, and you want to host. After hosting it, can visitors access the site with mobile phone? Or you will have to rebuild the website for mobile phones?
Yes, they can. Any device with a web browser should be able to access your website. However, a website designed for viewing in a 1024x768 laptop screen will probably not be easily viewed in a device with a much smaller screen. For this reason, you should design a mobile version of your site targeted to those users.
See this[^] useful overview of how to rethink your design for mobile users.