mojoPortal Tips: Migrating a Site to Arvixe VPS, Wrap-Up

Well, it’s been an interesting experience to transfer our client sites from our previous hosting service to the new Arvixe VPS. Overall, I’ve been very pleased with the transition, but there are a few “gotchas” that you’ll appreciate being able to handle in advance, so that it’s a non-issue for you and your business.

One of the first “gotcha” moments occurred after I switched over my first client site to the new VPS. When you create your domain and website, you can also create mail accounts for that server. However, the domain pointer directing your user to the webmail (i.e. ‘mail.yourclientdomain.com’) isn’t automatically generated. In order to correct this, I had to log into the VPS via Remote Desktop Connection, and add a domain pointer manually to the mail server. In order to do this: Learn More

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How to Determine How Many Users Installed Your Silverlight (out-of-browser) Application

If you have created a Silverlight out-of-browser application, you will want to know how many users have installed it. In this article, I will tell you how I did this in one of my applications.

First, we need somewhere to store number of installed/uninstalled copies. To do this, create a table in the database and update the Entity Framework model. It may look like the image below.

InDateTime – datetime, PK
IsInstantInstalled – bit (1 – instant installed, 0 – instant uninstalled) Learn More

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