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Introducing Private SQL Server Service

Today we announce the launch of a new Premium Private SQL Server solution! Private SQL is your own dedicated Microsoft SQL Virtual Server that is not shared with any other customer. Since your SQL databases reside on their own server, they will have access to all of the server resources, like CPU, RAM and disk space.

private dedicated sql server

But don’t your hosting plans already come with SQL databases?
Yes, all of our hosting plans include Shared SQL server databases. With Shared SQL, many customer databases use the resources of a shared SQL server. Therefore, there are constraints imposed so that all SQL databases on the server performs well for all our customers. And on occasion, there can be a case of a “bad neighbor”, where another customer’s database can use up a lot of server resources, slowing down the SQL performance for your database as well as other customer’s databases. Our staff monitors the Shared SQL Servers and we will work to resolve such performance issues as quickly as possible.

With the Private SQL service, these constraints go away and you don’t deal with any “bad neighbor” situation. For example, you can have a very large SQL database.

SQL Server Customization
Because the Private SQL Server is for just your SQL databases, we can offer server customizations that we can’t do for the Shared SQL servers. For example, we can enable SQL Jobs, SQL CLR, install special monitoring software, or setup custom backup services.

Private SQL Server Plans
There are two base Private SQL plans – one plan with 4 CPU Cores and one plan with 8 CPU Cores. The server disk space storage starts at 200 GB and can be expanded if needed. You can select how much RAM you want for your Private SQL Server starting from 2 GB. And finally, you can select the SQL Server version that you want to use.

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Spring App Installer Updates

application installer update

The latest version of these applications are now available in the control panel app installer:

ShoppingCart.NET and vevoCart were removed from the application installer because the project seems to be abandoned.

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nopCommerce 4.5 available in App Installer

Announcement

The newly released nopCommerce v4.5 is now available in the WH Control Panel Application Installer.

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.NET 6 Hosting is here

Announcement
asp.net hosting

Microsoft released .NET 6.0 last month. We are happy to announce that .NET 6 hosting is now available on our hosting platform. You can use Visual Studio 2022 to deploy your .NET 6 applications using framework-dependent deployment.

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Winter App Installer Updates

Announcement

The latest version of these applications are now available in the control panel app installer:

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Spring App Installer Updates

Announcement

The latest version of these applications are now available in the control panel app installer:

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ASP.NET Core 5.0 Hosting is here

Announcement

Microsoft recently released .NET 5.0. Note that Microsoft is changing their naming convention for .NET. Instead of calling this new major release .NET Core 4.0, they went with .NET 5.0 (or you may see it out there as ASP.NET Core 5.0).

Naming convention aside, we want to let you know that ASP.NET Core 5.0 is now available on Winhost’s Windows 2012 and Windows 2016 hosting platform. We support framework dependent deployment (FDD) for applications created with ASP.NET Core 5.0.

Note: If you cannot use framework-dependent deployment for any .NET Core version, remember that you can always publish using self-contained deployment (SCD). (For example, we show how to use self-contained deployment with Visual Studio 2017, in our knowledge base.) If any customers have questions about deployment, contact technical support.

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.NET Core and PHP Updates

Announcement

.NET Core
On our Windows 2012 and Windows 2016 web servers, both .NET Core 3.1.9 and .NET Core 2.1.23 ‚Äčare now available for framework dependent deployment (FDD).

Note: If you cannot use framework-dependent deployment for any .NET Core version, you can always publish using self-contained deployment (SCD). (For example, in our Knowledge Base, we show how to use self-contained deployment with Visual Studio 2017.) If any customers have questions about deployment, contact our tech support.

PHP
On our Windows 2012 and Windows 2016 hosting platform, we have made the following updates to PHP versions:

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