ASP.NET 4 Hosting Benefits

Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 are the last generation developer tools from Microsoft.

  • ASP.NET 4 introduces a number of features that improve core ASP.NET services such as output caching and session-state storage.
  • jQuery Included with Web Forms and MVC.
  • Web Forms has been a core feature in ASP.NET since the release of ASP.NET 1.0. Many enhancements have been in this area for ASP.NET 4.
  • ASP.NET MVC was introduced as an add-on framework to ASP.NET 3.5 SP1 in March 2009. Visual Studio 2010 includes ASP.NET MVC 2, which includes new features and capabilities.
  • Web development in Visual Studio 2010 has been enhanced for greater CSS compatibility, increased productivity through HTML and ASP.NET markup snippets and new dynamic IntelliSense JavaScript.
  • Visual Studio 2010 uses the MSDeploy tool to create a compressed (.zip) file for your application, which is referred to as a Web package. A Web package can be copied to any server and then installed manually by using IIS7 Manager.
  • A Visual Studio 2010 deployment package can include dependencies on SQL Server databases.
  • Visual Studio 2010 also lets you use the IIS remote management service to publish a Web application to a remote server. You can create a publish profile for your ASP.NET 4.0 hosting account or for testing servers or staging servers.