At this time, we are in a beta phase and developers can sign up for FREE to test out the PaaS platform and provide us with feedback and suggestions. During the beta, we will continually be introducing new features and will be improving the system.
What is Snapp?
Our PaaS solution is an elastic cloud hosting platform for .NET applications. Snapp provides a scalable hosting platform where developers can increase or decrease the number of workers, but there is much more…
What is different about Snapp?
1. Deployment Options – Developers can deploy applications the way they want to without a learning curve. Snapp supports web standard FTP, web deploy, GIT, and Team Foundation Server.
2. Staging Done Right – Snapp is the first PaaS that comes with a configurable staging and production environment for every application. Developers can actually test their applications before it goes live.
3. Exception Management – Snapp comes with an exception management system to help developers identify issues with their application.
4. Easy Rollback – Eveytime an application is published from staging to production, we’ll keep a snapshot of the application in a repository. If anything unforseen should happen in production, rolling back to a previously working snapshot is just a click away.
Why launch a .NET PaaS?
Our focus at DiscountASP.NET from inception has been to empower .NET developers with hosting solutions. So we’ve been providing cutting-edge shared hosting solutions for .NET developers for the past decade.
But — we’ve also seen the needs of developers change over the last decade. And we will evolve too.
We’ve seen improvements in back-end cloud hosting technologies and changes in application lifecycle management with the adoption of a more agile and continuous development rhythm, and the increase in development activities in mobile web applications. When we asked ourselves what kind of cloud hosting solution we could offer to help make developers lives more productive, we kept converging on a Platform-as-a-Service solution.
Snapp is built on top of Antares, code name for Azure Services for Windows Servers. Antares is the same technology Microsoft uses to run Azure Web Sites, which is being made available to hosting partners. We’ve been working with Microsoft over the past year+ on Antares.
Call to Action -We need your help
Thank you for reading this blog post to the very end. Please help us by signing up for our FREE beta and taking Snapp for a spin. What we have here is still bare bones and please excuse the dust. We have plenty of great ideas cooking to make Snapp really rock and we could use all the feedback from you to help us improve Snapp and help prioritize the feature enhancements, to ultimately make your work more productive.
I’m happy to announce the launch of a FREE Web Matrix 3 Hosting Sandbox. Head on over to our DiscountASP.NET Labs Site and you can sign up for a free hosting account to test out Web Matrix 3.
Web Matrix v3 integrated Git and remote site editing.
This is a limited program on a first come first serve basis. The program ends August 1st.
You can add this service through the control panel – visit the new Reporting Services 2012 section. After its activation, the Reporting Services 2012 section of the control panel will display tools to manage additional SQL Reporting Services users. Also, the Reporting Services servers are separate from customer website servers and SQL 2012 servers.
We try to keep things simple and predictable so we do not charge a per hour rate for this service. Our pricing for SQL 2012 Reporting Services is the same as our SQL 2008 Reporting Service hosting pricing - that is, $5 per month.
We added domain registration for .co.uk domains and you can select this option now in our online order form.
The pricing is $15 per year – the same as the other domain extensions that we register.
Changes to the .co.uk domain registration requirements have made it possible for us to add this domain extension. We know it’s something that our UK customers have been asking for, and we’re glad to be able to offer it.
SiteLock delivers a comprehensive web site security service that scans your site to detect vulnerabilities, malware, sql injections, search engine blacklisting, cross-site scripting vulnerabilites, and more.
The Basic plan provides a daily malware scan and allows you to display the SiteLock “seal” on your site, but what’s really cool are the Premium and Enterprise plans.
They provide everything the Basic plan does, but in addition, they do daily FTP scanning, automatic malware removal and file change monitoring! If you have been searching for a no-hassle method to protect your site, this is it.
If you’ve looked at SiteLock before and thought it was interesting but perhaps a bit too pricey, we’ve got you covered there. The deal we’ve made allows our SiteLock pricing to be extremely low — starting at only $25 for a full year of Basic coverage! $74 less than buying directly from SiteLock.
We’ve got equally awesome deals on the Premium and Enterprise plans, saving you up to $324. It doesn’t get any better than that.
Log in to Control Panel to sign up for SiteLock today, and sleep better tonight.