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Free ASP.NET hosting till 2010

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    Marc Schweigert from the Federal Developer team shares a cool-sounding offer:

    Verio is offering a sweet little free hosting deal to developers and designers to promote Microsoft-based hosting for products and technologies like Expression, Visual Studio, and Silverlight.  The Plan includes:

    • .NET Framework 3.0 (I am told 3.5 will be made available eventually)
    • SQL Server Express
    • ASP.NET 2.0 (Including ASP.NET AJAX 1.0)
    • Full Trust
    • Shared AppPool
    • 100 MB disk space
    • Free through January 2010

    So what do you have to do to get it?  Just call 800-932-7483.  No credit card is required. 

    Bummer; you can't call that number outside the US. Interesting they include SQL Express. That's going to suck memory.

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    Full Trust and a shared apppool? That's pretty weak security.

    The only way around it I can think of is enforced impersonation, but this doesn't protect against attacks by non-ASP.NET, like ASP3 or PHP.

    Also, 100MB of space isn't much, and as everyone in the cutthroat webhosting industry knows bandwidth is the only real expense, and for a free account I don't think you get much of it.

    This sounds like a glorified version of Cassini but on a server other people can access, besides showing off your pet-projects what good is it for? I'll bet there's some "no commercial use" clause in the agreement too.

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    Dear lord. Full trust and shared. That's gonna be fun.

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