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Winhost App Installer


Have you seen the latest addition to the Site Tools section of Control Panel?


It’s called App Installer, and it is an easy to use installation tool for a number of third-party applications, including WordPress, Drupal, BlogEngine.NET, DotNetNuke, phpBB3, and many more.

App Installer installs the applications, but updating them is still your responsibility, so you may want to make sure you’re comfortable upgrading one of the packages before you install it. A lot of these third-party apps are very popular, and are updated quite often.

2 Responses
  • Kirk Reply

    It is a pain deploying Microsoft MVC web apps to winhost – lots of dlls need to be included in the bin folder. It would be great if Winhost could add an MVC “application” to the app installer that would put all these dlls into the GAC so we wouldn’t have to do that.

  • Hank Reply

    The problem is different versions of those dlls are always being created, and there isn’t any manageable way to keep them all “up to date” in the GAC (which then creates support problems, as you can imagine). For most applications you’re going to have fewer problems if you bin deploy the dlls.

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