How to Encrypt Data Inside a web.config

Several weeks ago I was offered an opportunity to write articles for Arvixe. This is not only an exciting offer because of the vast number of people that will read it, but also because Arvixe is a great company. Their support has been impeccable and their desire to help has far exceeded my thoughts. (This is not because my thoughts are low).

My goal in writing articles is to provide an avenue that other developers can come to experience Arvixe in the way I am. Most of my how to articles will be around the Arvixe asp.net platform but most can be adjusted to accommodate other hosting providers. The great thing about development is that there are many ways to accomplish the same task.

Someone once asked me this question, “David, what is the best way to implement {fill in the blank}”. To which my response was, “Yes”. As you read my articles if you have a different way than just drop me a note. After all this is how we learn. So here goes the first one……

Before we get to the specific example, let me say, that Googling, Yahooing, Binging (is that a word?) will return many options so this not the only one, it is the one that I find is the most versatile. It can be used for many things. Learn More

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How to Disable/Turn Off register_globals for TomatoCart

reigter_globals is turned on

Some users face the problem as installing the TomatoCart on the host that enable the reigter_globals. This is not a secure PHP configuration and is known to cause issues in TomatoCart.

Solution: Learn More

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How to Bin Deploy ASP.NET Assemblies on Shared Servers

On ASP.NET platform it is quite common to use 3rd party assemblies like MVC, MS chart controls to add features accessible from your code which are not present in the .NET framework by default.

In your development machine, you do this by installing the required assembly server-wide. Assemblies get installed in Global Assembly Cache (GAC) and all you need to do is to reference that in web.config file.

However, it may not be possible to install all these 3rd party assemblies in a shared server as different users might be using different versions of the same assembly. Learn More

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