Appliedi.net Introduces Additional Shared Hosting, Fully Managed Servers with IIS7, MS SQL 2008

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Applied Innovations, a Microsoft Gold Certified provider of the Windows-based ASP.NET, Microsoft SQL Server, Shared and Application Hosting solutions, announced today it has introduced a variety of new shared hosting plans and fully managed dedicated servers featuring Internet Information Server 7 (IIS7) and MS SQL 2008.

As the Web evolves, so must the services that power these technologies. IIS7 and MS SQL 2008 allow us to stay ahead of fast moving Web innovation, and our new line of IIS7 Web hosting services allow businesses to harness this new technology in a scalable and flexible environment

Applied Innovations (http://www.appliedi.net), a Microsoft Gold Certified provider of the Windows-based ASP.NET, Microsoft SQL Server, Shared and Application Hosting solutions, announced today it has introduced a variety of new shared hosting plans and fully managed dedicated servers featuring Internet Information Server 7 (IIS7) and MS SQL 2008.

Applied Innovations has been offering IIS7 since it was released in February as part of Windows 2008, and MS SQL 2008 has been offered since it was introduced last month. With today's announcement, however, Applied Innovations becomes one of the first enterprise hosting providers to offer end-to-end, fully scalable Windows hosting plans powered by the next-generation Web technologies from Microsoft. Shared hosting plans can be seamlessly upgraded to larger allotments or transitioned to dedicated servers, all on the same platform and virtually identical server environment.

"As the Web evolves, so must the services that power these technologies. IIS7 and MS SQL 2008 allow us to stay ahead of fast moving Web innovation, and our new line of IIS7 Web hosting services allow businesses to harness this new technology in a scalable and flexible environment," said Carlos Caneja, CTO, Applied Innovations.

IIS7 offers a plethora of new features to make the Windows hosting platform more attractive for online businesses. Namely, IIS7 brings improved security features, including Request Filtering, which filters requests on the fly based on verb, file extension, size, namespace, sequences and many more attributes. Improved troubleshooting and error debug functionality in IIS7 makes diagnosing problems on the Web server and errant Web applications easier than ever, all through enhanced built-in diagnostics and tracing support. Additionally, new ASP.NET integration built into the IIS core makes IIS7 hosting even faster, allowing Web applications to leverage the power and extensibility of ASP.NET 2.0.

Another notable enhancement of IIS7 is its modular design. Through Microsoft's recent shift to predominantly open architecture, any third party can build on top of IIS7 with virtually no limits and ultimately expand the scale and scope of Windows server applications. For example, this enhanced interoperability has allowed Zend to introduce superior PHP support on Windows platforms, thereby eliminating the need for enterprises to utilize dual platforms to run their PHP applications.

"It's always been about security, performance, reliability, and scalability but today it's also about interoperability," said Caneja. "Both IIS7 and MS SQL 2008 help us sustain and realize these values that are meant for our Web hosting customers. After extensive internal testing, we are also confident that PHP on Windows today is what we have all been waiting for. No longer do ASP.NET and PHP Web developers have to be multiplatform or multi-host dependent."

All hosting plans from Applied Innovations offer a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee, a 99.99% Uptime Guarantee, and 24/7/365 technical support.

"IIS7 allowed us to get better performance out of our Web application without the need of upgrading to more expensive hardware," said Applied Innovations customer Durukan Colak, CTO for Clickonstock.com.

Applied Innovations hosting experts will join the Microsoft hosting team at the Web 2.0 Expo in New York City, held this week the Javits Center. Onsite representatives from Applied Innovations will be present at the Microsoft booth in the exhibit hall.

About Applied Innovations
Based in Boca Raton, Florida, Applied Innovations (http://www.appliedi.net) is a Microsoft Gold Certified Web hosting provider specializing in Windows Web hosting. Since 1999, Applied Innovations has hosted thousands of domains for small to medium sized businesses internationally, offering world-class service and support at affordable and competitive prices.

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