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I have been in the IT industry since 1995. I've had my hand in a variety of technologies as a developer, infrastructure specialist, and systems architect. Some of these include (but are not limited to):

  • IIS, Apache
  • SharePoint (2003, 2007, and 2010)
  • SQL Server
  • ColdFusion, Classic ASP, PHP
  • F5 Load Balancers
  • PowerShell
  • Visual Basic
  • ASP.Net (C#)
  • Mainframe technologies (COBOL, DB2, CICS) ...trying to forget these

I could go on...

I do not declare myself to be an authoritative expert on any of these and I don't carry any fancy certifications. I like finding ways to use technology to solve problems. Over the years I have used much from the open community. I am participating on the StackExchange sites as a way to give back to the community and to share many aspects of things I have learned over the years.


Oct
11
answered How to find domain registrar and DNS hosting with good DNSSEC support?
Oct
11
comment How do I use IIS7 rewrite to redirect requests for (HTTP or HTTPS):// (www or no-www) .domainaliases.ext to HTTPS://maindomain.ext
Can you post the revised rule you are using? Is this rule being applied to your entire webserver or to just a specific website? It is possible there might be a rule conflict.
Oct
4
answered Hosting a website on multiple servers?
Oct
2
answered Masking a redirection in IIS7
Oct
2
answered How do I use IIS7 rewrite to redirect requests for (HTTP or HTTPS):// (www or no-www) .domainaliases.ext to HTTPS://maindomain.ext
May
10
awarded  Yearling
Jul
14
comment Using other's contents in your website
@Nick: This is a well stated answer. Agree that if the content isn't your original work, assume it cannot be used unless granted permission. Many websites will post a copyright notice somewhere on their site. That copyright notice will often spell out the legal terms for reuse or syndication of content from that site.
Jul
14
revised Planning for catastrophe
added 325 characters in body
Jul
13
answered Planning for catastrophe
Jun
9
answered Foreign logos on my site - disclaimer
Jun
8
awarded  Enthusiast
Jun
6
answered How do i Seperate WebHosting Space and Email Hosting Space
Jun
6
comment How to build a site that I can make regular updates with a user-friendly GUI
I agree with John. WordPress is a great way to get a site started. If you didn't want to to completely build a new theme, there are a handful of themes that allow customization from within WordPress. Atahualpa is an example that comes to mind.
May
29
awarded  Commentator
May
29
comment Tips on hosting a non-web framework based application on a Windows host (i.e. - not IIS, Apache, etc.)?
The hourly costs are basically the cost per hour of having the server. So for a server that costs $.08/hour, if you had the server for 30 days and then deleted it, the cost would be $.08 x 24 hours x 30 days = $57.60/month. Bandwidth is often calculated separately, so if your bandwidth charge is $.08/GB and you use 50GB, that cost will be $4. Total for the month at that point would be $61.60/month. Essentially, you just pay for what you use which is nice in cases where you may need a demo server for a day or two.
May
28
comment Tips on hosting a non-web framework based application on a Windows host (i.e. - not IIS, Apache, etc.)?
I have never used or heard anything specific (good or bad) about Softlayer, but on the surface they appear to offer a similar type service to what I was referencing. Best way to find out if you like them is to try them out. Would be interesting if they have the capability to scale up without having to provision a new virtual server and migrate over. I have not heard about any specific "internal" type attacks (hosting companies tend not to publicize that), but it is always something you should be mindful of. Bad guys can be anywhere.
May
28
answered Firefox reports HTTPS page to contain non-secure elements
May
28
answered Tips on hosting a non-web framework based application on a Windows host (i.e. - not IIS, Apache, etc.)?
May
27
answered IIS website resolve to IP
May
27
answered Tool to check non-SSL calls?