Entries for July 2010

July 27, 2010

Running DotNetNuke with .NET 4.0

As more and more people start working with DotNetNuke, IIS7, and .NET 4.0 it is important to note a few important potential problem areas when it comes to running DotNetNuke on the 4.0 framework.  Recently I took a DNN 5.4.4 installation and tried running it under .NET 4.0 and without modifications, it was a complete failure, in this blog posting I will show you what needs to change to allow DotNetNuke to work as expected.

July 26, 2010

Selecting a DotNetNuke Hosting Provider 2010 Edition

In past blog postings I have provided what has become a bit of a "Guide to Selecting a DotNetNuke Hosting Provider." As with previous years it is about that time where there have been enough changes in the market and to DotNetNuke in general that I thought it was necessary for a 2010-2011 version of this information. In this article I will talk though the thought process that I use when working with current and potential customers to select their hosting plan, environment and provider. This document has been updated based on current information, in addition, prior to going through the recommendations below I strongly recommend reading my article “Shared, Virtual Private Server, Dedicated of Cloud Hosting” to become familiar with the different levels of hosting and also to review my "DotNetNuke Performance Configuration Best Practices" document to ensure that your DNN hosting plan is up to date.

July 13, 2010

Want a Free MSDN Ultimate Subscription?

Like other Microsoft MVPs I have been given a few MSDN Ultimate licenses that I can give away to individuals that I feel are deserving of it.  I have been arguing with myself for a while now about how to best determine who should receive the license, and have came up with a contest to give one license away to a reader of this blog. 

July 07, 2010

Reducing a DNN Site's Production Footprint

One of the most common questions that I get from users when it comes to deploying to deploying a DotNetNuke site is "DO I REALLY need all of those files?". My typical answer is something along the lines of yes and no. In this blog posting I want to talk in a bit more detail about some of the processes that I go through when installing a clean DotNetNuke installation and how I keep the footprint down on the disk space.

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