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European VirtoCommerce Hosting - UK :: How to Install VirtoCommerce with Plesk Control Panel?

clock August 26, 2014 06:53 by author Scott

In today tutorial, we will share how to install VirtoCommerce in our windows shared hosting environment. In this article, we also use Plesk Control Panel to manage the database. Our assumption here, that you have configured the latest ASP.NET on your server and configure your Control Panel correctly.

Ok, let’s begin the installation.

Download the VirtoCommerce source

You can download the source on http://virtocommerce.codeplex.com/releases/view/126088. The new release is version 1.11

Extract The Files

Once you have download the source, then please kindly extract all the files to your root folder. We have stored our files on C:/……/ourdomain.com/httpdocs

Create MSSQL Database

Please make sure that you create the database via your Control Panel. We use Plesk Control Panel here.

Please make sure you create MSSQL database via your Control Panel as VirtoCommerce requires MSSQL database.

Begin the VirtoCommerce Installation

Then browse your site and fill all your details. Please just see the figure below:

Opps… When you click Finish Setup, we got issue on the database. Please make sure that your db user have the full permission to alter the database. Please tick db_owner, it will fix your problem.

Then, try again to click Finish Setup. It will fix all your problem

VirtoCommerce Installation Complete

Well done, now you can browse your VirtoCommerce site. It is easy, right?

Conclusion

If you need VirtoCommerce hosting, no need to look further as our hosting environment support the latest VirtoCommerce hosting. You can always start from as low as €3.00/month to get this application installed on your site. What are you waiting for?



Comparison of Windows ASP.NET Hosting between HostForLIFE.eu Hosting Platform and Windows Azure Platform

clock August 25, 2014 11:12 by author Peter

Given the length of this review and the number of plans, it is unrealistic to compare everything of them one by one. As usual, the review focuses on price, features, uptime & speed as well as customer support. Before starting our detailed comparison, we’d like to share with you the overall ratings of the plans based on our first-hand hosting experience and large-sampled customer reviews.

Please refer to this table for more differences and similarities.


HostForLIFe.EU

Windows Azure

 

 

 

Price

€3.00/month

$76 / month

Website

Unlimited

100

Disk Space

Unlimited

1 GB

Bandwidth

Unlimited

Unlimited

1 SQL Server Size

Include 50MB

0 to 100 MB = $ 5.041/mo

Server Features

Include 4 GB RAM or higher

768 MB = $16/month

SLA

99.90%

99.90%

ASP.NET 4.5.2 / ASP.NET 4.5.1

Yes

Yes

ASP.NET 4.5 / ASP.NET 4.0

Yes

Yes

ASP.NET 3.5 / ASP.NET 2.0 / ASP.NET 1.1

Yes

Yes

Classic ASP

Yes

Yes

ASP.NET MVC 6.0 / 5.2 / MVC 5.1.2 / MVC 5.1.1 / MVC 5.0

Yes

Yes

ASP.NET MVC 4.0 / MVC 3.0 / MVC 2.0

Yes

Yes

WordPress

Yes

Yes

Umbraco

Yes

Yes

Joomla

Yes

Yes

Drupal

Yes

Yes

Node.js

Yes

Yes

PHP 5

Yes

Yes

Conclusion
Both companies are able to provide brilliant Windows hosting service. If a choice has to be made, we recommend HostForLIFE.eu as your web host because the price is more reasonable, features more complete and the performance and our technical support are awesome.To learn more about HostForLIFE.eu web hosting, please visit http://www.hostforlife.eu



European Reporting Services 2008 Hosting :: How to Troubleshoot The Timeout Error in MS SQL Reporting Services

clock August 18, 2014 06:27 by author Onit

This article will guide you how to solve timeout error in MSSQL Reporting Service. This error happened in SSRS 2008 R2 you may got error such System.Web.HttpException:Maximum request length Exceeded, so in this article I will show you the steps to solved this kind of error.


Well  I’ve found this error while trying to deploy the project:

System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapException: There was an exception running the extensions specified in the config file. —> System.Web.HttpException: Maximum request length exceeded.    at System.Web.HttpRequest.GetEntireRawContent()    at System.Web.HttpRequest.get_InputStream()    at System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapServerProtocol.Initialize()    — End of inner exception stack trace —    at System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapServerProtocol.Initialize()    at System.Web.Services.Protocols.ServerProtocol.SetContext(Type type, HttpContext context, HttpRequest request, HttpResponse response)    at System.Web.Services.Protocols.ServerProtocolFactory.Create(Type type, HttpContext context, HttpRequest request, HttpResponse response, Boolean& abortProcessing)

What makes this error?

This error caused by exist a property MaxRequestLength under the httpRuntime elementin the file web.config (ssrs folder\Reporting Services\ReportServer) its default value is 4096 Kb only 4Mb) it makes reporting services cannot upload a report successfully while the report size is higher than this value.

How to solve this error?

  1. Go to Example-> (C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSRS10_50.MSSQLSERVER*\Reporting Services\ReportServer) (*your SSRS installation folder)
  2. Open web.config file
  3. On that file change the line
    <httpRuntime executionTimeout=”9000″/>
    To
    <httpRuntime executionTimeout=”9000″ maxRequestLength = “16384” />

By default, the property maxRequestLength doesn’t exist in the config file and the default value is 4096 KB so you have to increase that value. In example above I am increasing the value to 16384 KB.



European SQL 2014 Hosting - UK :: How to Join The First Row in SQL

clock August 14, 2014 12:41 by author Onit

To easily making report, we need a list of users and the most recent widget each user has created. We have a users table and a widgets table, and each user has many widgets. users.id is the primary key on users, and widgets.user_id is the corresponding foreign key in widgets.

To solve this problem, we need to join only the first row. There are several ways to do this. Here are a few different techniques and when to use them.

Use Correlated Subqueries when the foreign key is indexed

Correlated subqueries are subqueries that depend on the outer query. It's like a for loop in SQL. The subquery will run once for each row in the outer query:

select * from users join widgets on widgets.id = (
    select id from widgets
    where widgets.user_id = users.id
    order by created_at desc
    limit 1
)

Notice the where widgets.user_id = users.id clause in the subquery. It queries the widgets table once for each user row and selects that user's most recent widget row. It's very efficient if user_id is indexed and there are few users.

Use a Complete Subquery when you don't have indexes

Correlated subqueries break down when the foreign key isn't indexed, because each subquery will require a full table scan.

In that case, we can speed things up by rewriting the query to use a single subquery, only scanning the widgets table once:

select * from users join (
    select distinct on (user_id) * from widgets
    order by user_id, created_at desc
) as most_recent_user_widget
on users.id = most_recent_user_widget.user_id

This new subquery returns a list of the most recent widgets, one for each user. We then join it to the users table to get our list.

We've used Postgres' DISTINCT ON syntax to easily query for only one widget peruser_id.

Use Nested Subqueries if you have an ordered ID column

In our example, the most recent row always has the highest id value. This means that even without DISTINCT ON, we can cheat with our nested subqueries like this:

select * from users join (
    select * from widgets
    where id in (
        select max(id) from widgets group by user_id
    )
) as most_recent_user_widget
on users.id = most_recent_user_widget.user_id

We start by selecting the list of IDs repreenting the most recent widget per user. Then we filter the main widgets table to those IDs. This gets us the same result as DISTINCT ON since sorting by id and created_at happen to be equivalent.

Use Window Functions if you need more control

If your table doesn't have an id column, or you can't depend on its min or max to be the most recent row, use row_number with a window function. It's a little more complicated, but a lot more flexible:

select * from users join (
    select * from (
        select *, row_number() over (
            partition by user_id
            order by created_at desc
        ) as row_num
        from widgets
    ) as ordered_widgets
    where ordered_widgets.row_num = 1
) as most_recent_user_widget
on users.id = most_recent_user_widget.user_id
order by users.id

The interesting part is here:

select *, row_number() over (
    partition by user_id
    order by created_at desc
) as row_num
from widgets
over (partition by user_id order by created_at desc

specifies a sub-table, called a window, per user_id, and sorts those windows by created_at desc.row_number() returns a row's position within its window. Thus the first widget for each user_id will have row_number 1. 

In the outer subquery, we select only the rows with a row_number of 1. With a similar query, you could get the 2nd or 3rd or 10th rows instead.



European BlogEngine.NET Hosting - UK :: How to Create Responsive BlogEngine.NET Theme?

clock August 8, 2014 12:47 by author Scott

Well.. Our blog is also use BlogEngine.NET. We have used this CMS for long time. In this article, we will share short tutorial how to make your BlogEngine.NET site optimized perfectly and improve your google SEO score.

Creating a theme

I've never created a blog theme before, for any engine, but BlogEngine.NET has a handy tutorial that walks you through the necessary steps. I had to refer to some of the stock themes occasionally for clarification, but most of what I needed was in the tutorial - if you've done any ASP.NET development before you won't have any problems.

There are really only 4 things you need to create for your theme:

- Master page (site.master) - This is the master page applied to every blog page. Use this to define your basic layout, etc.
- Post View (PostView.ascx) - This defines the user control for displaying a single post.
- Comment View (CommentView.ascx) - The user control for displaying comments.
- Your own CSS to style the elements created above.

(These are all described in more detail in the tutorial)

We took the appropriate bits of boilerplate HTML from the sample index.html that came with Skeleton and used them as the start of my site.master:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<!--[if lt IE 7 ]><html class="ie ie6" lang="en"> <![endif]-->
<!--[if IE 7 ]><html class="ie ie7" lang="en"> <![endif]-->
<!--[if IE 8 ]><html class="ie ie8" lang="en"> <![endif]-->
<!--[if (gte IE 9)|!(IE)]><!--><html lang="en"> <!--<![endif]-->
<head runat="server" profile="http://gmpg.org/xfn/11"> 

    <!-- Mobile Specific Metas
  ================================================== -->
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1, maximum-scale=1"> 

    <!—CSS
  ================================================== -->
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/base.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/skeleton.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/layout.css"> 

    <!--[if lt IE 9]>
        <script src="http://html5shim.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/html5.js"></script>
    <![endif]--> 

    <!—Favicons
    ================================================== -->
    <link rel="shortcut icon" href="images/favicon.ico"> 

</head>

Make sure you include that mobile-specific meta if you want your responsiveness to work on mobiles. Html5shim makes your HTML5 elements work in older versions of IE.

We then roughed out where everything needed to go and used the Skeleton grid to lay things out on the page, eg. this is the header:

<div class="header">
        <div class="container">
            <div class="ten columns">
                <h1><a href="<%=Utils.AbsoluteWebRoot %>"><%=BlogSettings.Instance.Name %></a></h1>
                <h4><%=BlogSettings.Instance.Description %></h4>
            </div>
            <div id="headerextra" class="six columns">
                <div id="headerlinks">
                    <ul>
                        <li><a href="<%=Utils.AbsoluteWebRoot %>page/My-CV.aspx">CV/Resume</a></li>
                        <li><a href="<%=Utils.AbsoluteWebRoot %>contact.aspx"><%=Resources.labels.contact %></a></li>
                        <li><a href="<%=Utils.AbsoluteWebRoot %>archive.aspx"><%=Resources.labels.archive %></a></li>
                        <li><a href="<%=Utils.FeedUrl %>" class="feed"><img src="<%=Utils.RelativeWebRoot %>themes/<%=BlogSettings.Instance.Theme %>/images/rss.png" alt="Subscribe" title="Subscribe" /></a></li>
                    </ul>
                </div>
                <div id="headersearch">
                    <blog:SearchBox ID="SearchBox1" runat="server" />
                </div>
            </div>
        </div>
    </div>

Bingo!!

Now, you can see that your site has optimized for mobile phone. Your site scales perfectly down to small, phone-size screens.



European SQL 2014 Hosting - UK :: Know Further About SQL 2014

clock August 5, 2014 07:22 by author Scott

We are so happy that Microsoft has announced the SQL 2014. With this newest launch, we are so happy to introduce our SQL 2014 hosting our hosting environment.

SQL Server 2014 helps organizations by delivering:

1. Mission Critical Performance in SQL 2014

SQL Server 2014 delivers new in-memory capabilities built into the core database for OLTP and data warehousing, which complement existing in-memory data warehousing and business intelligence capabilities for a comprehensive in-memory database solution. In addition to in-memory, there are new capabilities to improve the performance and scalability for your mission critical applications.

  • New In-Memory OLTP – built in to core SQL Server database and uniquely flexible to work with traditional SQL Server tables allowing you to improve performance of your database applications without having to refresh your existing hardware
  • Enhanced In-Memory ColumnStore for Data Warehousing – now updatable with even faster query speeds and with greater data compression for more real-time analytics support.
  • New buffer pool extension support to non-volatile memory such as solid state drives (SSDs) – Increase performance by extending SQL Server in-memory buffer pool to SSDs for faster paging.
  • Enhanced AlwaysOn – Built upon the significant capabilities introduced with SQL Server 2012, delivers mission critical availability with up to 8 readable secondaries and no downtime during online indexing operations.
  • Greater scalability of compute, networking and storage with Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Enhanced Resource Governance – With Resource Governor, SQL Server today helps you with scalability and predictable performance, and in SQL Server 2014, new capabilities allow you to manage IO, in addition to compute and memory to provide more predictable performance.
  • Enhanced Separation of Duties – Achieve greater compliance with new capabilities for creating role and sub-roles. For example, a database administrator can now manage the data without seeing sensitive data or personally identifiable information.

2. Faster Insights on Any Data

SQL Server 2014 is at the heart of our modern data platform which delivers a comprehensive BI solution that simplifies access to all data types big and small with additional solutions like HDInsight, Microsoft’s 100% Apache compatible Hadoop distribution and project code name “Data Explorer”, which simplifies access to internal or external data. New data platform capabilities like Polybase included in Microsoft Parallel Data Warehouse allows you to integrate queries across relational and non-relational data using your existing SQL Server skills.

With SQL Server 2014, you can accelerate insights with our new in-memory capabilities with faster performance across workloads. You can continue to refine and manage data using Data Quality Services and Analysis Services in SQL Server and finally analyze the data and unlock insights with powerful BI tools built into Excel and SharePoint.

Conclusion

If you want to try the newest SQL 2014 as your database hosting, then you don’t need to look further as we (HostForLIFE.eu) has supported the latest SQL 2014 hosting on our hosting environment. You just need to start as low as €3.00/month to get the latest SQL 2014 hosting. Are you ready??



About HostForLIFE.eu

HostForLIFE.eu is European Windows Hosting Provider which focuses on Windows Platform only. We deliver on-demand hosting solutions including Shared hosting, Reseller Hosting, Cloud Hosting, Dedicated Servers, and IT as a Service for companies of all sizes.

We have offered the latest Windows 2012 Hosting, ASP.NET 4.5 Hosting, ASP.NET MVC 5 Hosting, SQL 2014 Hosting and SQL 2014 Hosting.

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