While working on an ASP.NET forms application I ran into one big problem that was hurting SEO. The viewstate for one of the pages in the application was ballooning out of control. This page in question was very important landing page in the application and thus needed the best SEO optimization we could offer.
Recently I switched to Arvixe web hosting on a suggestion from a random stranger and I have to say that so far the decision has been very rewarding. With this post I’m going to go into detail the advantages that Arvixe web hosting has provided me and why if you are looking for a new web host for ASP.NET 4.0 or WordPress hosting you should consider Arvixe.
Recently I desired to have support for ASP.NET 4.0 in my web hosting. Since I currently had an unlimited shared Windows hosting plan with GoDaddy I had hoped that the transition would be easy. So, I looked into what they were offered in the way of hosting that supported .NET 4.0. From my search the only offering they had was a Windows Grid hosting plan which was identical to my current plan except it was hosted across multiple servers instead of one shared server. I thought that this would be great, clustered hosting and support for .NET 4.0, unfortunately I was wrong.
With the implementation of MVC there is a lot more room for unhanded global exceptions because in MVC you are encouraged to write more in line code to accompany the back end code. So what happens when an exception is thrown within the front end code? Well you’ll have an exception that will bubble up to the global application class which if you don’t handle it there it will continue to bubble and be displayed to the user as specified in the web configuration file. This doesn’t do you much good, sure the user will know that there is an error, and you can squelch the amount of information that is displayed to your ordinary users, but if working through trouble shooting the issue this basic information does you no good.