With this new addition we are officially ready for web apps created with Visual Studio 2013.
.NET 4.5.1 includes a lot of improvements, but maybe most significantly, improved performance. In the past, if your site had a period of inactivity the application pool would be recycled, causing a potentially slow startup next time your site was requested due to the time it took to recompile and spin up the application pool. Now, when your application pool is recycled, it is paged to disk, so a new request after a period of inactivity should start up significantly more quickly. Microsoft says up to 90% more quickly.
The .NET 4.5.1 upgrade also includes MVC 5, which a lot of you have been asking for. It’s here now, and it’s ready for you!
It’s worth noting here that .NET 4.5.1/MVC 5 are only available on our newest servers. So if you want to start using them now, you may have to migrate your site to a new server. The good folks in tech support can help you with that, so feel free to open up a ticket with them and they will take care of you.
So we’re always happy to see that we rank alongside the giants when the results of annual community choice awards are posted from publishers like Dev Pro. I think it says a lot about our team here at DiscountASP.NET.
This year we won the Bronze Award in Dev Pro’s 2013 Community Choice Awards for the category of Best Hosting Service.
We usually know when voting is going to take place so we ask you to help us out by throwing a vote our way. You might notice that didn’t happen this year, and that’s because I didn’t get the memo that the Dev Pro voting was going to begin. So we ranked third (behind Amazon and GoDaddy, and ahead of 1&1 and Rackspace) without shamelessly asking for your votes.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again; thank you for your continued support!
More and more Internet properties rely on mobile traffic. For example, Facebook’s financial results for the third quarter of 2013 showed 49% of advertising revenue was captured from mobile traffic.
Previously, based on a March 2013 survey, we found that our U.S. and U.K.-based customers projected increased mobile traffic from the previous year. In order to compare those findings after six months, DiscountASP.NET conducted a worldwide survey in October 2013 and received 944 responses. To limit the range of samples for this post, we only look at our U.S.-based customers. We had 644 responses from the U.S.
We asked customers how much of their web site traffic came from mobile devices in 2013 and how much they project their mobile traffic will be in 2014. The October 2013 survey results show that 34% of our customers believed that less than 10% of their web site traffic came from mobile devices in 2013. Comparing with our March 2013 survey, 37% of customers thought the same.
Within the span of 6 months we find that our U.S.-based customers project more mobile traffic to their websites for 2014. Based on the October 2013 survey, 20% of our U.S. customers stated that over 30% of their web site traffic will come from mobile devices, compared to their projection of 16% from the March 2013 survey.
When we looked at the data by segmenting our U.S. customers by the age of their hosting account, we found that our newer customers projected higher levels of mobile traffic to their sites than our older customers. The October 2013 survey results show that 27% of the customers who signed up in 2011 and later believed that over 30% of their web site traffic will come from mobile devices in 2014, compared to 16% of customers who signed up an account with us before 2011. This trend is similar to a previous study where we found our younger customers focusing more time on developing mobile phone apps compared to our older customers.
Shared Team Foundation Server 2013 hosting is now available in both our U.S. and European data centers.
Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2013 is Microsoft’s latest update to their flagship application lifecycle management solution.
Some of the new features in TFS 2013 are going to help your development team collaborate on projects more efficiently and be more productive. For example, TFS 2013 includes enhancements such as Team Rooms for real-time collaboration, GIT integration, and ability to un-dock detail panes into new windows for improved productivity.
We are offering 30 days FREE with our shared TFS 2013 hosting solution for up to 5 users, so you can take a test drive today.