Microsoft iis7

MaxiumASP stands out in the competitive Web hosting market as experts in Microsoft technologies offering state-of-the-art services to customers. Customers select MaximumASP based on their technical expertise and support of hosted Microsoft technologies, followed closely by price-to-value ratio. MaximumASP was one of the first companies to offer websites on IIS6 as well as services using ASP.NET 2.0, SQL Server 2005, and Visual Studio 2005. In keeping with MaximumASP's aggressive support for the latest technologies, it should come as no surprise they were the first Microsoft partner to offer websites on IIS7. In addition, they offer software management, patch management, lifecycle management, technical support, DBA services, and Quality of Service monitoring services.

MaximumASP has a long history of providing solution-based services. Based in Louisville, Kentucky, MaximumASP was founded in 2000 as an outsourcing firm for Windows-based hosting services. Today, the company currently hosts more than 44,000 domains for customers in over 60 countries. With a strong focus on hosting solutions that combine advanced monitoring and management tools, MaximumASP has become a top choice for Microsoft developers seeking a robust hosting platform for mission-critical Web applications.

The MaximumASP data center has been engineered using the latest design methodologies including zoned cooling, hot aisle/cold aisle enforcement, zoned fire suppression (utilizing clean agents), and redundant power supply sources. Their network supports 1 million concurrent sessions at 26,000 new sessions per second via OC12 connections to the Internet backbone using two different carriers. Intrusion detection and various firewall services offer added value to their services.

MaximumASP's Hosting Environment

All the servers at MaximumASP that host shared Websites use Windows 2003/IIS 6. "We are very happy with the performance and reliability of IIS 6," says Chris Morrow, Sr. Web Application Developer. "We take full advantage of the security features in IIS 6 in order to provide a highly secure environment. Each customer has a website with a unique anonymous user account, COM+ isolation, and their own Application Pool that is fully isolated and secured from other content.""

Customers control their account, website, database, and configuration through the use of a MaximumASP-developed administration console with rich features, including an option to recycle a customer's application.

IIS7 "Sneak Peak"

MaximumASP's enthusiasm about IIS7 was evident early on. They attended preview events held in Redmond as early as March 2004, and provided valuable feedback to the IIS team even before the Beta 2 product milestone. With their active engagement in early builds of IIS7 and commitment to bring the latest technology to their customers, it is no surprise they are Microsoft's first partner to provide free beta test accounts on IIS7. MaximumASP provides a secured, hosted environment where IIS customers can test and evaluate Microsoft's new Web platform free of charge. In addition, MaximumASP also provides the back-end infrastructure and management to ensure maximum reliability and scalability for end users.

"We are very excited about the IIS 7.0 architecture and anxious to give users a sneak preview of how it will change the management of hosted Web sites and applications." said Chris Page, CTIO of MaximumASP. He added, "The unified pipeline makes it so much stronger. In addition, we've found that provisioning the server itself is much faster. We are looking forward to improving our customer experience and infrastructure management with features available in IIS7."

"A lot of the IIS7 tools are in one place making it easier to manage. In addition, we are exploring how we can offer a greater value to our customers leveraging the new management APIs coming with IIS7." said Phil Scott, a Senior Application Developer with MaximumASP. "Internal operations will definitely take advantage of the capability in IIS7 to look into what's going on inside the worker processes."" noted Dominic Foster, a Senior Engineer on the IIS7 project.