DiscountASP.NET enhances IIS Management tools

Advanced ASP.NET hosting provider, DiscountASP.NET, has developed and released two new IIS Manager Extensions in public beta for customers, including a web.config backup, restore, and feedback module.

The public beta web.config Backup/Restore module can backup a web.config file and can restore the web.config file. The IIS Manager Feedback module allows customers using IIS Manager to submit feedback and suggestions.

Takeshi Eto, VP Marketing at DiscountASP.NET noted, ”One of the key features with IIS7 hosting is the ability to delegate website configurations to users. Since our goal is to provide our customers with maximum control over their hosting environment, we chose to implement IIS feature delegation on our Windows 2008 shared hosting platform.”

With the launch of Windows 2008 and Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0, Microsoft introduced IIS Manager, a new IIS administration tool which provides end users with a familiar user interface to remotely manage IIS7 server configurations. Using IIS Manager, DiscountASP.NET customers can view settings and manipulate their web.config files for features that have been delegated to them.

Mr. Eto added, ”With the introduction of additional toolsets available to manipulate the web.config file, there is also increased possibility of accidentally overwriting the web.config file. We wanted to address this issue and by taking advantage of the IIS Manager extensibility model, we developed the web.config backup/restore tool.”

The new IIS Manager UI extensions are launched as a public beta to get feedback from customers. To facilitate feedback submission, an IIS Manager Feedback module was introduced, where customers can send feedback and suggestions directly to DiscountASP.NET from within IIS Manager.

Recently, DiscountASP.NET attained its third competency in Security Solutions, recognising the company’s expertise and impact in the technology marketplace. As a Gold Certified Partner, DiscountASP.NET has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and proven ability to meet customers’ needs.

Microsoft Gold Certified Partners receive a rich set of benefits, including access, training and support, giving them a competitive advantage in the channel.

The Security Solutions Competency is designed to recognize the unique skills and requirements of partners specialising in delivering security-based solutions.

Microsoft Gold Certified Partners enrolled in this competency have proved their skill in advanced security solutions to help protect customer information assets by building solutions such as security management and operations, security-enhanced wireless VPN and perimeter, and identity and access management solutions.

Specialisations within the competency include Infrastructure Security and Security Management.

The Microsoft Partner Program was launched in October 2003 and represents Microsoft’s ongoing commitment to the success of partners worldwide. The program offers a single, integrated partnering framework that recognizes partner expertise, rewards the total impact that partners have in the technology marketplace, and delivers more value to help partners’ businesses be successful.

DiscountASP.NET is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and featured ASP.NET Host in the Microsoft ASP.NET Hosting Advantage Program.

The DiscountASP.NET web hosting plan includes instant activation, access to custom-built ASP.NET-powered control panels, web hosting on secure and reliable ASP.NET platforms where each website is hosted in its own isolated application pool, and access to many free ASP and ASP.NET components.

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