I have a portfolio website at a discount ISP. I just replaced most of my Web Forms App with a nice MVC app. The ISP provides Access and MySQL(4.x) for free, so you can do some Db stuff, but working with anything MVC or ASP.Net default security is a hassle. It is $50 a month for SQL Server, but they really intend that for a business user. I don't know how many prospective employers have ever looked at this site, but I doubt it is many, so I cannot possibly see paying for that.
I was wondering. If you published the website, setting the references you need for SQL Server as Copy Local=True, do you think you could read the MDF data file? What references would you need? System.Data ... ?
Really, this is a bit over my head, but it would be great if I had a little SQL Server capability on my web site.
Thanks for any answers, Mike ... For that matter, thanks for the many answers over the years.