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Posted on 2012-03-23
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Hi All,

I am creating a project using Visual Web Developer 2010 Express in C#.  Started by downloaded a css template and working with that.  I used the Login from toolbox to users to login and also going to create the register page with password change.  I believe the names are stored in a database in APP DATA folder now... but when I choose a web host I need to move the database to the host.  More background... the site uses flash on the homepage.

My question is I need to choose a web host and I'm not sure what to look for.  I'm assuming I need one that gives you database access.  I also want the users to be able to download a small excel file from the website.  I've read that I have to make sure the host I choose can handle how my website runs.

Can someone offer some suggestions of what I need to look out for?

Thanks!!!
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flash is no big issue. it is a client technology, so any webhoster can manage that.
database access and asp.net means: search a webhoster that provides space on a microsoft server an offers .net framework. Almost any hoster that runs microsoft servers provide that.
database access is a bigger issue. Most do that for an additional fee. if configured right by the hoster you should be able to just upload your database file like within your project and you are good to go. some hoster will offer you space on their shared sql-server so you will need to set your database-connection in your asp.net page to the storage of your hoster. No big thing.
excel files are a common file type so your hoster should be able to provide that file out of the box. otherwise you will need to configure a content-type on the webserver like "app/excel" or something like that. Good hoster provide a configuration web interface (like PLESK) where you can configure stuff like that.
Needed that for files with some sort of exotic file extensions to be delivered by my webserver. After adding that extension as content type the web-server it got provided as downloadable file.
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ok, sounds relatively uncomplicated.  I just wanted to make sure there was something I wasn't missing, thank you
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