Here at Cytanium we love new technologies and we strive to integrate them as fast as reasonably possible. We also like to include our clients when possible so that they (you) can get familiar with the latest and greatest web development options – like ASP.NET 4.5!
Today we are pleased to announce the offer for a FREE ASP.NET 4.5 Beta hosting account for testing purposes. This gives you a risk-free way to test out and play with the latest vNext options from Microsoft - Visual Studio 11, ASP.NET 4.5, Web Pages 2 and MVC 4.
Please note that this is a BETA release and related to that, support is limited. This is a great way to migrate and test your existing code, or start testing new code, against this latest platform. This is not intended for production support though so do not place anything on the free testing account that you cannot afford to lose. This promotion may change or end with very short notice and accounts + data may also be removed at that time, so please retain your own backups and use this only for the intended testing purposes.
Now that we have that disclaimer out of the way, how about getting started? Just click this link to get your FREE ASP.NET 4.5 Beta Test Hosting account. (NOTE: The .NET extension in the control panel will reflect “4.0″ but it is indeed 4.5 – it’s just that the panel doesn’t have 4.5 officially baked-in as an option yet.)
Here are a couple of links you may find useful:
What’s New in ASP.NET 4.5
If you haven’t already downloaded Visual Web Developer 11 Beta, Visual Studio 11 Ultimate Beta, and/or ASP.NET MVC 4 Beta for Visual Studio 2010 – click the corresponding link to get started with those tools and technologies on your local development machine.
If you want some great production-ready hosting for your live site, check out our Site Hosting and Windows VPS Hosting (starting at only $20!) options.