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hosting .net app question

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I was wondering what most web hosting companies would think if I asked them
to host a .NET executable application?

Are they going to laugh me out the door, or can .NET code be suitably
quarantined off so that it can share a server's resources without much of a
security or reliability concern?
Jul 21 '05 #1
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By hosting you mean using Smart Client Forms?
The fact that the Smart client downloads and executes on the clients machine, indicates that there is no usage of the web server resources. The only thing the web server does is handle requests to download the smart client to the end users browser, much like it handles download of files.

So you can use a normal ASP.NET hosting service, and start distributing your smart clients off it. Without worrying to harm the hosting service.

Although you need to think of how the smart client connects back to the server for more data. It depends on the functionality your smart client is going to have. For example, does it use a web service to then communicate with the web server once its loadded on the client machine?

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"Dave Bartlett" wrote:
I was wondering what most web hosting companies would think if I asked them
to host a .NET executable application?

Are they going to laugh me out the door, or can .NET code be suitably
quarantined off so that it can share a server's resources without much of a
security or reliability concern?

Jul 21 '05 #2

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You will find a list of hosting service providers on www.asp.net

If the hosting company is running Windows Server 2003, it is quite easy to
seperate the application into it's own application pool, isolating it from
other apps on the machine. This works well, and is resource-efficient.

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I was wondering what most web hosting companies would think if I asked them to host a .NET executable application?

Are they going to laugh me out the door, or can .NET code be suitably
quarantined off so that it can share a server's resources without much of a security or reliability concern?

Jul 21 '05 #3

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