DiscountASP.NET Launches ASP.NET AJAX Web Hosting

January 24, 2007 - Award-winning innovative Windows Hosting leader, DiscountASP.NET announces the launch of ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 webhosting. The introduction of AJAX Hosting comes one day after Microsoft's official launch of ASP.NET AJAX v1.0 (Formerly ASP.NET Atlas).

To fully enable AJAX 1.0 hosting, Microsoft ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 is now installed in the Global Assembly Cache (GAC) of all DiscountASP.NET production web servers. The ASP.NET AJAX hosting platform is available to all DiscountASP.NET ASP.NET hosting customers at no additional cost.

ASP.NET AJAX (Asynchronous JavScript and XML) is a framework for creating next-generation efficient, interactive and highly-personalized Web experiences that work across all the most popular browsers. With ASP.NET AJAX hosting, developers can deploy web pages with rich, responsive UI and more efficient client-server communication. This new Web development technology from Microsoft integrates cross-browser client script libraries with the ASP.NET 2.0 framework.

Complementing ASP.NET AJAX, Microsoft also released the ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit which offers developers a rich variety of client-side controls and extenders through a compilation of code samples and components. DiscountASP.NET customers can use the new ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit by simply uploading the DLL to their site.

"DiscountASP.NET is excited to offer ASP.NET AJAX hosting and provide our customers with the ability to deploy Web 2.0 applications." said Takeshi Eto, VP Marketing, "Though DiscountASP.NET customers were able to experiment with the AJAX beta versions on our ASP.NET hosting platform, with Microsoft's launch of their officially supported AJAX 1.0 version, we have taken the next step in installing it on our production servers and making it a standard feature of our ASP.NET hosting environment."

About DiscountASP.NET:
DiscountASP.NET is an award-winning innovative leader in advanced Microsoft Windows-based shared hosting, focused on providing the best value in ASP.NET web hosting and SQL2005 database hosting. DiscountASP.NET is a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner and a featured ASP.NET Host in the Microsoft ASP.NET Hosting Advantage Program. Through strong word-of-mouth and their commitment to ASP.NET technology and innovation, DiscountASP.NET has become the choice for affordable and feature-rich ASP.NET web hosting.

For more information about DiscountASP.NET: http://www.DiscountASP.NET.