mojoPortal Tips: mojoPortal and Scalability

One of the biggest frustrations of any website is when it outgrows capacity. Luckily for mojoPortal users, there are multiple methods of configuring a mojoPortal-based site to be not only flexible, but expand with the needs of your organization.

Method 1: Flexible Hosting – leveraging a hosting option such as a VPS can allow you to increase available resources to a specific website instance. Since this is a single-server solution, the complex issues of load-balancing, etc. are not relevant factors. Learn More

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Silverlight Web Hosting Requirements

Silverlight is a cross-browser (Internet Explorer, FireFox, Safari, etc.), cross-platform (Windows, Mac, Linux, etc) plug-in that delivers ASP.NET-based media, such as music, videos and other streaming entertainment services. Similar to flash programs like Adobe Flash Player, Silverlight allows you to view these media applications directly in your browser in a streamed setting–that means you can watch videos and listen to music in near-real time. Silverlight can also be integrated with other web applications.

Microsoft is synonymous with technology, so it is no surprise that it is always looking into new ways to push Internet technology to its limits and capitalize on the success of its products and services by offering everything under one brand. Thus, when Microsoft launched Silverlight to compete with other online flash media applications, the industry took notice. Now, Silverlight is one of the lead competitors in the online media market.

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Silverlight: Avoiding Cross-Site Scripting Attacks

Cross-site scripting (XSS) describes a vulnerability typically found in Web applications. If steps are not taken to prevent this type of vulnerability, an attacker can inject code (typically JavaScript) into Web pages hosted on different domains. For more information about XSS and other kinds of client vulnerabilities, see Client-side Cross-domain Security. For Silverlight, XSS issues are possible, but less likely than in traditional HTML development. However, an exploited cross-site scripting vulnerability can give the attacker access to any cookies, isolated storage, and authentication data that the browser would normally only give to a legitimate client.

In Silverlight, XSS issues typically occur when attacker-controlled strings are inserted into markup without first validating or escaping the attacker-controlled string. Learn More

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