29 April 2009

I created this post based on my hunt for a good hosting company. Please feel free to correct me if I stated something wrong. Also please suggest any other better hosting company if I missed one. All the price & cost details are as of 04/29/2009.

My Asp - http://www.my-asp.net/Hosting/ASPHosting/tabid/217/Default.aspx
Plan cost: $1-free hosting, $8.99-ASP hosting, $14.99-dotnetnuke hosting, all plans for 1 domain.
Multi domain dotnetnuke hosting cost: $24.27-3 domains

3 Essentials - http://www.3essentials.com/windows-web-hosting.asp
cost: $9.95-ASP hosting (with 12 month plan), 2 domain, MSSQL - 1*300MB, 6 Months Free, Secure SQL Server 2005 Management Studio.

Discount ASP - http://www.discountasp.net/features.aspx
$10 hosting, $10 MSSQL, one root domain, unlimited sub domains

Asp Host Central - http://www.asphostcentral.com/
Plan cost: 7.99-dotnetnuke plan, 2 websites, 1 MSSQL, 11.99-business plan, 3 websites, 2 MSSQL

iHostASP - http://www.ihostasp.net/SharedHosting/DotNetNuke.asp#HostingPlans
Plan cost: $8.45-dotnetnuke std, 20 portals, MSSQL 250MB 1DB. $16.45-dotnetnuke dev, 60 portals, MSSQL 250MB 3DB. $26.45-dotnetnuke dev, 120 portals, MSSQL 250MB 6DB

W eb Secure Stores - http://www.websecurestores.com/HostingServers/HostingPlans/tabid/65/Default.aspx
Plan cost: 9.95-setup fees for all plans, 6.95-SQL basic, MSSQL 100MB 1DB. $9.95-ASP advanced, MSSQL 500MB 1DB

Power DNN - http://www.powerdnn.com/SharedHosting/Overview/tabid/292/Default.aspx
Plans cost: $20-personal, $50-pro, $100-Business. All includes unlimited domains & unlimited sub domains.

Web Host4Life - http://www.webhost4life.com/hosting.asp
Plan cost: $9.95-advance plan, MSSQL 2GB 1DB, DB backup & restore, domain alias-unlimited, 8 domains, unlimited sub domain.
$19.95-premier plan, MSSQL 3GB 3DB, DB backup & restore, domain alias-unlimited, 8 domains, unlimited sub domain

Discussion & other people suggestions:

28 April 2009

Free .NET HTML parser (C#) is an open source high-performance .NET C# module that was created to parse HTML for links, indexing and other purposes. Full source code (~5k lines) is available under BSD license (this means you can use it in your commercial applications). This cross-platform code is verified to run very well under Mono. The parser is 100% self-contained managed code that does not depend on any external DLLs apart from core .NET libraries. We use this parser to process well over 3 TB of HTML every day.


India Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will host The Cricket world cup 2011 together. India will host 29 of 49 matches. India will also host Cricket world cup 2011 final & semi final.

Sri Lanka will host 12 while Bangladesh will host 8. Bangladesh will also host the opening ceremony on February 18, 2011.


27 April 2009

Redhat recently introduce the RHEL 5.3 with the new enhance capability, like improve vitalization encrypted file system and much more improvement

Read full story from hear


25 April 2009

Specially on home machines it is annoying to enter username, password on every restart. To avoid this in Vista, click at Start and type “netplwiz” in the search box.  User Account window will open. Uncheck “Users must enter a username and password to use this computer”.  Then click apply.  Enter the username & password of the account you want to auto logon.



24 April 2009

From Dan’s keyboard:

On my asp.NET page I had this:

<asp:TextBox ID="txtZip" runat="server" Text="Zip Code" Name="txtZip" onclick="javascript: zipClick();" MaxLength="5" Width="55"></asp:TextBox>

If you notice, the Text=”Zip Code” has more characters than is allowed in the MaxLength property. Firefox and IE 6,7 ignore this and pass “Zip Code” onto the server during postback.

Safari on a Mac, however, does NOT ignore this, and truncates the text to “Zip C”

An interesting tidbit!!!

Thank you Dan.

14 April 2009

13 April 2009

I thought to share this as all kids will enjoy it. Just for $1


06 April 2009

This is video of Kids Performance on Mahavir Jayanti 2009. Thanks to Dinesh & family and whole JSCF.

03 April 2009

I am planing to buy PSP for Vedic Birthday gift. Would appreciate any suggestion on good game for him. He is 7 and currently play & love Lego Indiana Jones PC version.

I am thinking of Lego Start Wars.

02 April 2009

[PS: As part of consolidation, I am moving all my SharePoint related blog post from http://www.laksha.net/SharePoint.aspx to here. This was originally posted on April 01, 2009 22:31.]

Bellow is a step by step guide for creating Microsoft Virtual PC image for SharePoint 2007 development. The steps include configuration settings for creating Virtual PC machine & hard disk, installation & optimization of Windows 2008 and all development tools needed for development of SharePoint 2007. The step includes following tasks in order:

Bellow is more details on few important steps:

1. Prepare VPC – Create Virtual Hard disk & Virtual Machine & Install Windows Server 2008

I would recommend going through this article to install Windows Server 2008 using Virtual PC - http://blogs.technet.com/josebda/archive/2007/08/05/testing-windows-server-2008-using-virtual-pc-step-by-step.aspx - Testing Windows Server 2008 using Virtual PC (step-by-step)

This is a very good article on what options to select while creating virtual machine using the Microsoft Virtual PC. One change I strongly recommend is to use dynamic hard disk with hard disk size expandable up to 120GB. In dynamic hard disk you don’t need all 120GB space immediately and it will grow as needed. Max you can select is 130GB.

2. Run Windows Updates & select option for update from other products

Click at Get updates for more products. A new windows will open. Scroll down and accept the terms and click at install.


2. Convert your Windows Server 2008 to a Workstation -


This website has great tips and I recommend these changes - Installation, Drivers, Wireless Networking, New User, Auto Logon, Shutdown Tracker, Ctrl+Alt+Del, Computer name, Performance, Internet Explorer Enhanced Security.

You may also want to follow these pages too but will cost some performance - Themes, SideBar with Custom Gadgets, Aero Cursors and Thumbnails, SuperFetch & Delay Activation.

3. Add Web Server IIS Role

Run Start->Programs->Administrative Tools->Server Manager. Then click on Add Role and 



4. Installing SQL Server 2005 on Windows Server 2008 -

The key is you must install the KB 950636 hotfix before installing SQL Server 2005.


If you planning to install SQL Server 2005 Reporting Service also then you will need to install IIS6 compatibility features as well. Go through this article for exact details - Installing SQL Server 2005 Reporting Service on IIS 7  - http://igregor.net/post/2008/01/Installing-SQL-Server-2005-Reporting-Service-on-IIS-7.aspx 


You will also need to provisioning the admin user.


01 April 2009

The conficker detection tool developed by DHS and provided to IT-ISAC is available for customers to be able to download. The tool, ConfickerSnitcher, can be downloaded from the following URL: