Joining the Web Hosting Gallery

Microsoft Web Platform Hosting Program -Pilot

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Walter Oliver

As part of the Microsoft Web Platform Hosting Program, Microsoft created the Shared Hosting Guidance Content Map ; it references a set of guides, step-by-step instructions, best practices, and scri...

Overview

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Simon Tan

This set of documentation describes how hosting providers can prepare to join the Microsoft Web Hosting Gallery —a comprehensive marketplace of hosting providers—while standing out as 100% WebMatri...

Install Server Components

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Simon Tan

Introduction This article will walk you through installing the required server components to be WebMatrix compatible and fulfill the Spotlight requirements for the Web Hosting Gallery . Prerequisit...

Validate Your Server Configuration

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Bilal Aslam

Introduction ServerValidator is an extensible, plugin-based tool which checks if your server is ready to support WebMatrix. Typically, ServerValidator is run by a system administrator after they ha...

Create Welcome E-mails

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Crystal Hoyer

As customers sign up for your hosting service, you need to provision sites/users for them on your server and then send them their server credentials. One way to send them their credentials is over...

Generate a Profile XML File

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Bilal Aslam

Generate a Profile XML File When a user signs up for an account, your welcome email should contain an attachment containing account settings (also known as a Profile XML file) that can be imported...

Configure Site for Web Deploy Publishing

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Bilal Aslam

Configure Sites for Web Deploy Publishing At this point, your server is configured with all the software required to support WebMatrix publishing. The Web Deploy 2.0 installer created all the neces...

Automating server setup

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Bilal Aslam

This article explains how to provision an IIS frontend server with full WebMatrix compatibility in an automated manner. It fully automates all steps described in the rest of this documentation, wit...

Setup MySQL with WebMatrix Support

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Bilal Aslam

MySQL Installation WebPI supports installing MySQL in developer mode, but this is not suitable for a shared hosting environment. Instead, you should download the latest stable version of MySQL from...

How WebMatrix Verification Works

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Simon Tan

After you install the required server components and have validated your server configuration , you supply a sample account to the Microsoft Web Hosting Gallery team in the form of a Profile XML fi...