New – Database Vault for Windows!

ASPnix is pleased to announce Database Vault for Windows – a brand new database backup management application. Database Vault offers a simple all-in-one solution for creating and managing MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server database backups. No need to have multiple applications for different SQL database engines, let Database Vault do it all!

database-vaultDatabase Vault has the ability to store database backups to a variety of storage locations and solutions, such as a local disk, external USB drive, network storage, or an offsite FTP server. More storage locations such as Dropbox, Amazon S3 and Google Drive are coming soon!

A single installation easily manages an unlimited number of database backups and versions. Backups take almost no time to create, and multiple databases can be backed up simultaneously, streamlining the process. Database Vault supports both full and incremental backups for Microsoft SQL Server, as well as supporting SQL Server’s native backup compression. Additionally database backups can be compressed to save space, password protected, and AES-256 encrypted for security. Database Vault has email notifications support for successful or failed backups and can include the backup task log file for a quick diagnostics of what has failed or gone wrong. 

Database Vault integrates with the Windows Task Scheduler to allow backup administrators to schedule and plan backup tasks or directly edit the scheduled task within the Windows Task Scheduler, allowing optimal control over the task’s execution.

Database Vault has been tested with databases from only several MBs all the way to 100GBs and handles databases of all sizes with ease!

For a limited time, we are offering a $50 off launch promo on both the MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server backup options.

Microsoft .Net 4.6.1 Support Available!

ASP-NET-LOGO-300x300ASPnix is excited to announce that .Net Framework 4.6.1. support is available! Many customers have asked us over the past few months if we support .Net 4.6.1 and we are very pleased to say we do. We have supported .Net 4.6.1 since its release in November of 2015. Most customers are used to hosting providers that are very late to roll out support for new technologies (if they roll them out at all), but that is not our strategy! We stay on top of providing the latest technologies to our customers.

What benefits does .Net 4.6.1 offer?

Enhanced support on many bases, such as

  • Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA) X509 certificates.
  • SQL Connectivity for AlwaysOn and Always Encrypted.
  • Azure SQL Database’s distributed transactions using the updated system.
  • Per-user custom dictionaries.

Other improvements include

  • WPF spell check.
  • Touch performance.
  • Improved connection open resiliency in Azure SQL Database.
  • RyuJIT, GC, WPF and WCF fixes in performance, stability, and reliability.

We hope you are as excited as we are about the latest technologies from Microsoft! Learn more about the exciting updates on Github.

An overview and comparison of Shared Hosting with Virtual and Dedicated Servers

With all the possibilities, different strengths and weaknesses, it can be confusing to select just the right server for you and your specific needs. Here are some of our options broken down to the basics.

Do you run a high-traffic or mission critical website? Need support for self-hosted, high-performance databases? Want the most flexibility and control?

Our premium dedicated servers have the benefits of freedom, flexibility, and security, especially in comparison to shared hosting. Dedicated servers allow a greater level of management and scalability for your site’s traffic. Virtual platforms such as Microsoft Hyper-V are supported. Notable features include:

  • 2-hour emergency response
  • Free internal traffic
  • Remote power control

Are you a small business owner? Run a blog? Host personal sites for family/friends?

Shared Windows Cloud Hosting is unique and economical, offering unlimited disk space and data transfer. This option promotes reliability, high network speed, and smooth performance. With instant setup, unlimited domains and sub-domains, and premium unlimited bandwidth, this server provides fast and reliable service. Other features include:

  • Custom Control Panel
  • Safe Harbor Certified
  • Unlimited MySQL

Another popular option is the virtual server. This server is shared by multiple server owners, but still allows for each owner’s administration and complete control. It is stored on our virtual cloud, saving you space while still providing you with absolute access. Virtual servers have all the benefits of hosting yourself, while saving on space, money, and processing power.

We offer two options:

Windows Cloud Server running Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Server 2008 R2 or Server 2012 R2.

Linux Cloud Server running a wide variety of Linux distributions. Both offer excellent features, including:

  • Virtual isolation
  • Customizable server software with administrator control
  • Hardware-based virtualization
  • Unlimited network transfer

Browse our many options and be sure to contact us with any questions!