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Jul 16, 2014

For this next installment in my series about FTP clients, I want to take a look at Globalscape's CuteFTP, which is available from the following URL: http://www.cuteftp.net/ CuteFTP is a for-retail product that used to be available...

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Jul 02, 2014

Configuring websites can be a tedious task, especially if you have large systems to manage, such as hosting providers do. If you are tired of doing this sort of thing manually, Visual Studio Magazine has published a detailed guide...

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Jun 30, 2014

I get a lot of question about various configuration settings for the IIS FTP service, and most of the settings that I discuss with people can be configured through the FTP features in the IIS Manager. That being said, there are...

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Jun 30, 2014

One of the many great new features with IIS 8 on Windows Server 2012 is Server Name Indication (SNI). SNI is a TLS extension that includes the hostname or virtual domain name during SSL negotiation. The reasoning behind this was...

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Jun 02, 2014

Logging the traffic coming into a website is very important, but on a busy site, the log can generates many gigabytes of data every day, making it hard to control disk-space and prevent the drives from filling up. As a result...

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May 30, 2014

Have you ever wondered how much work is involved when migrating a traditionally-hosted production website to Microsoft Azure? If so, the following case study might be of interest to you: Microsoft Azure Migration: Microsoft’s...

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May 30, 2014

Have you ever wondered how much work is involved when migrating a traditionally-hosted production website to Microsoft Azure? If so, the following case study might be of interest to you: Microsoft Azure Migration: Microsoft’s...

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May 17, 2014

IIS has been supporting reverse proxy configuration since URL Rewrite and Application Request Routing modules were released a few years ago. It is possible to configure an IIS hosted web site to act as a reverse proxy and forward...

May 16, 2014

I have to download various files from time-to-time, and it's nice when websites provide checksum hashes so I can validate that the file I just downloaded matches the version on the server. (ON a related note, I wrote a blog several...

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May 09, 2014

For years, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) has been a buzzword throughout the Internet community. Companies have spent large amounts of money and used all sorts of tactics in an attempt to rank high on targeted search page results...

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May 05, 2014

After my blog post on the topic , questions continue to flow about the effect it has on Windows, Azure and IIS. A lot of the question really show how confusing SSL technology is to many people. Much has been written about HeartBleed...

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May 05, 2014

Most people think Azure’s portal is terrific, and especially the new version, but for those of us who have been using IIS Manager to operate their local servers, using the same familiar interface to manage their cloud has...

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