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Full Trust European Hosting :: Why Full Trust hosting is not recommended when using a shared ASP.NET or shared Windows hosting plan?

clock May 9, 2010 08:17 by author Scott

This time, we’ll explore a bit about Full Trust. To find complete information, we recommend you to try HostForLife.eu. Only with € 3.00/month, you can get a reasonable price with best service.

The default trust level for ASP.NET web applications is Full, which grants unrestricted permissions. This is a dangerous trust level when working in a shared environment because it allows one web application to interact with the file system of other web applications on the same server.

For example, if you are in a shared environment that physically arranges its shared web applications in a common folder (i.e., C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\WebApp1, C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\WebApp2, …, C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\WebApp3, and so on), one web application could use the following code to display the Web.config contents of all of the other web applications on the server:

For Each folder As DirectoryInfo In parentPathInfo.GetDirectories()
Dim fileOfInterest As String = Path.Combine(folder.FullName, "Web.config")
If File.Exists(fileOfInterest) Then
Dim webConfigReader As StreamReader = File.OpenText(fileOfInterest)
Response.Write(String.Format("<p><b>Data for File {0}:</b></p><p>{1}</p><hr />", fileOfInterest, _                                                 Server.HtmlEncode(webConfigReader.ReadToEnd())))
webConfigReader.Close()
End If
Next

Since connection strings are usually placed in Web.config, the user running the above code would now be able to connect to other customers databases, where there might be sensitive customer information. The point is, if an ASP.NET application is running in full trust, there’s nothing to stop them from reading, creating, modifying, or deleting files in your web application’s file system.

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Fortunately, most web hosting companies follow the advice in Microsoft’s ASP.NET 2.0 Hosting Deployment Guide and place their shared web applications in medium trust. This is accomplished by modifying the machine-level
Web.config file in the %windir%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\{version}\CONFIG folder. Moreover, this setting can be locked by the web hosting company.

Here are the permissions granted by the medium trust level:

Medium
Permissions are limited to what the application can access within the directory structure of the application.
No file access is permitted outside of the application’s virtual directory hierarchy.
Can access SQL Server
Can send email by using SMTP servers
Limited rights to certain common environment variables
No reflection permissions whatsoever
No sockets permission
To access Web resources, you must explicitly add endpoint ‘URLs’ - either in the originUrl attribute of the element or inside the policy file.

The following exceptions have been granted in addition to the ones listed above:
ODBC
OLEDB
Reflection Permissions
Web Permission

The main differences between ASP.NET 1.1 and ASP.NET 2.0 for the trust levels are the following:
In version 2.0, SQL Server access is available at Medium trust level because the SQL Server .NET Data Provider no longer demands full trust. In version 2.0, SMTP Permission is available at Full, High and Medium trust levels. This allows applications to send email.

To protect shared environment, you can also set the CAS (code access security) Level to Custom (some hosting companies do provide these settings). The custom setting is basically medium level with some exceptions including ODBC, OLEDB, sockets, Reflection Permissions and Web Permissions. Hosting company can set these custom permissions and can add more privileges. This setting cannot be overridden though, which is good.

Top Reasons to host your FullTrust Website with HostForLife.eu

There are many reasons why so many people choose HostForLife over any other web hosting provider each year. Whether you’re beginner or an experience webmaster, HostForLife offers the perfect solution for everyone.

You’ll have highly trained, skilled professional technical support people ready, willing, and wanting to help you 24 hours a day. Your web hosting account servers are monitored from three monitoring points, with two alert points, every minute, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The followings are the list of other added-benefits you can find when hosting with us:

1. World-class 24x7 Customer Support
Will your hosting company promptly answer questions and resolve issues - at 3 am on a Sunday? Even some providers claiming “24x7” support will not - but HostForLife will. Our outstanding uptime is backed by true 24x7 customer support. An expertly trained technician will respond to your query within one hour, round the clock. You will also get qualified answers. Other hosting companies typically have very low - level support staff during the night or weekends. HostForLife always has knowledgeable, top - level  support standing by, day or night, to give you the answers you need.

2. Commitment to Outstanding Reliability
Reliability, Stability, and Performance of our servers remain out TOP priority. Even our basic service plans are equipped with standard service level agreements for 99.99% uptime. Advanced options raise the bar to 99.99%. Our state-of-the-art data centers combine servers and SAN storage with full redundancy and operational tools with proprietary service management techniques. Full backup and recovery capabilities are implemented, including redundant power supplies, cooling and connectionsto major data networks.

3. “Right-size” plans for maximum value
HostForLife offers a complete menu of services. IT professionals select only what they need - and leave behind what they don’t. The result is an optimal blend of cost and performance. We offer IT professionals more advanced features and the latest technology - ahead of other hosting companies.

4. Profitable, Stable, Debt-free Business
Financial stability is the bedrock of a hosting provider’s ability to deliver outstanding uptime, cost-effective service plans and world-class 24x7 support.  HostForLife’s customers are assured of our financial integrity and stability - a stark contrast to the ups and downs they may have experienced with other providers.

5. The Best Account Management Tools
HostForLife revolutionized hosting with Plesk Control Panel, a Web-based interfaces that provides customers with 24x7 access to their server and site configuration tools. Some other hosting providers manually execute configuration requests, which can take days. Plesk completes requests in second. It is included free with each hosting account. Renowned for its comprehensive functionally - beyond other hosting control panels - and ease of use, Plesk Control Panel is available only to HostForLife’s customers.

6. 30-Day Money Back Guarantee
HostForLife 30 day money back guarantee ensures you have the ability to cancel your account anytime within your first 30 days under our full 30 day money back guarantee (less one-time account setup free). So what are you waiting for? Sign up today, risk free…

7. Simplicity with FREE 1-Click Installation
HostForLife was designed with ease of use in mind. From one click installations of your favourite website applications to our much talked about drag and drop website builder, you can rest assure your stay with us is going to be a smooth one. HostForLife offers the most extensive set of scripts on the web allowing you to build complicated websites with little or no programming knowledge at all. From blogs to forums to powerful e-commerce solutions, Super Green has something that is right for you.

 



Full Trust European Hosting :: How to Grant Full Trust to Your ASP.NET web site on your VPS or Dedicated Server

clock May 1, 2010 06:35 by author Scott

In our last post, we discussed topics about Full Trust and Windows Azure. Now, we’ll discuss how to grant Full Trust to your ASP.NET website on your VPS/Dedicated Server. However, in this article, we describe only briefly about Full Trust European Hosting. If you want to be more familiar with Full Trust European Hosting, we recommend you to try HostForLife.eu Only with € 3.00/month, you can get a reasonable price with best service. C’mon, Try it!!

Here we go...

On your Virtual Private Server or Dedicated server browse to the configuration folder

Normally installation path will be - C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\CONFIG

Open the web.config in notepad

Place following lines at the top of you config with the <configuration> directive replacing yourdomain.com with the name of the IIS web you wish to grant full trust to.

<location path=”yourdomain.com” allowOverride=”true”>
<system.web>
<trust level=”Full” originUrl=”" />
</system.web>
</location>

Now your web.config will look like -

<?xml version=”1.0 encoding=”utf-8?>
<!– the root web configuration file –>
<configuration>
<!–
Using a location directive with a missing path attribute
scopes the configuration to the entire machine.  If used in
conjunction with allowOverride=”false”, it can be used to
prevent configuration from being altered on the machine

Administrators that want to restrict permissions granted to
web applications should change the default Trust level and ensure
that overrides are not allowed
–>
<location allowOverride=”true”>
<system.web>
<securityPolicy>
<trustLevel path=”yourdomain.com” name=”Full” policyFile=”internal” />
</securityPolicy>
<trust level=”Full” originUrl=”" />
</system.web>
</location>
<system.net>
<defaultProxy>
<proxy usesystemdefault=”true” />
</defaultProxy>
</system.net>

Top Reasons to host your FullTrust Website with HostForLife.eu

There are many reasons why so many people choose HostForLife over any other web hosting provider each year. Whether you’re beginner or an experience webmaster, HostForLife offers the perfect solution for everyone.

You’ll have highly trained, skilled professional technical support people ready, willing, and wanting to help you 24 hours a day. Your web hosting account servers are monitored from three monitoring points, with two alert points, every minute, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The followings are the list of other added-benefits you can find when hosting with us:

1. World-class 24x7 Customer Support
Will your hosting company promptly answer questions and resolve issues - at 3 am on a Sunday? Even some providers claiming “24x7” support will not - but HostForLife will. Our outstanding uptime is backed by true 24x7 customer support. An expertly trained technician will respond to your query within one hour, round the clock. You will also get qualified answers. Other hosting companies typically have very low - level support staff during the night or weekends. HostForLife always has knowledgeable, top - level  support standing by, day or night, to give you the answers you need.

2. Commitment to Outstanding Reliability
Reliability, Stability, and Performance of our servers remain out TOP priority. Even our basic service plans are equipped with standard service level agreements for 99.99% uptime. Advanced options raise the bar to 99.99%. Our state-of-the-art data centers combine servers and SAN storage with full redundancy and operational tools with proprietary service management techniques. Full backup and recovery capabilities are implemented, including redundant power supplies, cooling and connectionsto major data networks.

3. “Right-size” plans for maximum value
HostForLife offers a complete menu of services. IT professionals select only what they need - and leave behind what they don’t. The result is an optimal blend of cost and performance. We offer IT professionals more advanced features and the latest technology - ahead of other hosting companies.

4. Profitable, Stable, Debt-free Business
Financial stability is the bedrock of a hosting provider’s ability to deliver outstanding uptime, cost-effective service plans and world-class 24x7 support.  HostForLife’s customers are assured of our financial integrity and stability - a stark contrast to the ups and downs they may have experienced with other providers.

5. The Best Account Management Tools
HostForLife revolutionized hosting with Plesk Control Panel, a Web-based interfaces that provides customers with 24x7 access to their server and site configuration tools. Some other hosting providers manually execute configuration requests, which can take days. Plesk completes requests in second. It is included free with each hosting account. Renowned for its comprehensive functionally - beyond other hosting control panels - and ease of use, Plesk Control Panel is available only to HostForLife’s customers.

6. 30-Day Money Back Guarantee
HostForLife 30 day money back guarantee ensures you have the ability to cancel your account anytime within your first 30 days under our full 30 day money back guarantee (less one-time account setup free). So what are you waiting for? Sign up today, risk free…

7. Simplicity with FREE 1-Click Installation
HostForLife was designed with ease of use in mind. From one click installations of your favourite website applications to our much talked about drag and drop website builder, you can rest assure your stay with us is going to be a smooth one. HostForLife offers the most extensive set of scripts on the web allowing you to build complicated websites with little or no programming knowledge at all. From blogs to forums to powerful e-commerce solutions, Super Green has something that is right for you.

 



Full Trust European Hosting :: Running Full Trust Applications Under Windows Azure

clock April 24, 2010 06:55 by author Scott

This time, we will discuss topics about Full Trust and Windows Azure. However, in this article, we describe only briefly about Full Trust European Hosting. If you want to be more familiar with Full Trust European Hosting, we recommend you to try HostForLife. Only with € 3.00/month, you can get a reasonable price with best service. C’mon, Try it!!

What is Windows Azure?

Microsoft’s Azure Services Platform is a cloud platform (cloud computing platform as a service) offering that “provides a wide range of Internet services that can be consumed from both on-premises environments or the Internet (though the platform itself will not be made available for on-premises deployments.

What is Full Trust and why is it required?

Full trust (CAS - Code Access Security Level) allows ASP.NET applications to execute native code, to read from the Registry and Windows Event Log, and to read and write to files outside of the application’s virtual directory. In short, with full trust one web application could delete the entire contents of another web application.


Windows Azure and Full Trust

Windows Azure now offers the option of running the code in your Web and Worker roles under full trust. As a developer this opens up a lot of exciting and compelling options -

- Inter-process Communication via Named Pipes:
If you application spawns processes, you can communicate among them via named pipes.

- Invoking non-.NET Code:
Many developers have existing investments in native code or may choose to use native code for some specialized tasks. .NET full trust makes it possible to use native code via spawning processes or Platform Invoke (P/Invoke).

- Using .NET Libraries that Require Full Trust:
Certain .NET libraries, including libraries in the .NET Services SDK, require full trust and can now be used in Windows Azure.

To enable full trust, simply add the enableNativeCodeExecution attribute to your role in the Service Definition file and set the attribute value to true:

<?xml version=”1.0” encoding=”utf-8”?>

<ServiceDefinition name=”MyService” xmlns=http://schemas.microsoft.com/ServiceHosting/2008/10/ServiceDefinition>

 <WebRole name=”WebRole” enableNativeCodeExecution=”true”>

  <InputEndpoints>

   <InputEndpoint name=”HttpIn” protocol=”http” port=”80”/>
 
  </InputEndpoints>

 </WebRole>

</ServiceDefinition>

Top Reasons to host your FullTrust Website with HostForLife.eu

There are many reasons why so many people choose HostForLife over any other web hosting provider each year. Whether you’re beginner or an experience webmaster, HostForLife offers the perfect solution for everyone.

You’ll have highly trained, skilled professional technical support people ready, willing, and wanting to help you 24 hours a day. Your web hosting account servers are monitored from three monitoring points, with two alert points, every minute, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The followings are the list of other added-benefits you can find when hosting with us:

1. World-class 24x7 Customer Support
Will your hosting company promptly answer questions and resolve issues - at 3 am on a Sunday? Even some providers claiming “24x7” support will not - but HostForLife will. Our outstanding uptime is backed by true 24x7 customer support. An expertly trained technician will respond to your query within one hour, round the clock. You will also get qualified answers. Other hosting companies typically have very low - level support staff during the night or weekends. HostForLife always has knowledgeable, top - level  support standing by, day or night, to give you the answers you need.

2. Commitment to Outstanding Reliability
Reliability, Stability, and Performance of our servers remain out TOP priority. Even our basic service plans are equipped with standard service level agreements for 99.99% uptime. Advanced options raise the bar to 99.99%. Our state-of-the-art data centers combine servers and SAN storage with full redundancy and operational tools with proprietary service management techniques. Full backup and recovery capabilities are implemented, including redundant power supplies, cooling and connectionsto major data networks.

3. “Right-size” plans for maximum value
HostForLife offers a complete menu of services. IT professionals select only what they need - and leave behind what they don’t. The result is an optimal blend of cost and performance. We offer IT professionals more advanced features and the latest technology - ahead of other hosting companies.

4. Profitable, Stable, Debt-free Business
Financial stability is the bedrock of a hosting provider’s ability to deliver outstanding uptime, cost-effective service plans and world-class 24x7 support.  HostForLife’s customers are assured of our financial integrity and stability - a stark contrast to the ups and downs they may have experienced with other providers.

5. The Best Account Management Tools
HostForLife revolutionized hosting with Plesk Control Panel, a Web-based interfaces that provides customers with 24x7 access to their server and site configuration tools. Some other hosting providers manually execute configuration requests, which can take days. Plesk completes requests in second. It is included free with each hosting account. Renowned for its comprehensive functionally - beyond other hosting control panels - and ease of use, Plesk Control Panel is available only to HostForLife’s customers.

6. 30-Day Money Back Guarantee
HostForLife 30 day money back guarantee ensures you have the ability to cancel your account anytime within your first 30 days under our full 30 day money back guarantee (less one-time account setup free). So what are you waiting for? Sign up today, risk free…

7. Simplicity with FREE 1-Click Installation
HostForLife was designed with ease of use in mind. From one click installations of your favourite website applications to our much talked about drag and drop website builder, you can rest assure your stay with us is going to be a smooth one. HostForLife offers the most extensive set of scripts on the web allowing you to build complicated websites with little or no programming knowledge at all. From blogs to forums to powerful e-commerce solutions, Super Green has something that is right for you.

 



About HostForLIFE.eu

HostForLIFE.eu is European Windows Hosting Provider which focuses on Windows Platform only. We deliver on-demand hosting solutions including Shared hosting, Reseller Hosting, Cloud Hosting, Dedicated Servers, and IT as a Service for companies of all sizes.

We have offered the latest Windows 2012 Hosting, ASP.NET 4.5 Hosting, ASP.NET MVC 4 Hosting, and SQL 2014 Hosting.

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