August 15, 2008 (HOSTSEARCH.COM) Web host DiscountASP.NET (http://www.discountasp.net) is offering SQL 2008 hosting both in the United States and the United Kingdom, it was reported recently. The company, which bills itself as an innovative Windows hosting leader, is offering the solution as an add-on option through US and UK datacenters.
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 offers a range of enhancements including new data types (geospatial data, date/time data, etc.) alongside integrated full text search, Language Integrated Query (LINQ), sparse columns and other refinements.
"One of our goals is to be an early adopter of new Microsoft technology. We are proud to be among the first hosts to officially launch SQL 2008 hosting along with a suite of SQL 2008 management control panel tools, explained DiscountASP.NETs VP Marketing, Mr. Takeshi Eto. "We also wanted to make sure that all of our customers have the opportunity to access next generation technology, so weve made SQL 2008 hosting available in both of our datacenters, located in the US and Europe.
DiscountASP.NET has introduced new control panel tools to enable users to manage SQL 2008. These include an SQL 2008 database backup tool, an automated SQL 2008 database restore tool, and an automated Attach MDF File tool. Users can also manage their SQL 2008 databases with Microsoft SQL Management Studio.
A Microsoft Gold Certified partner, DiscountASP.NET is one of the first hosts to offer Windows 2008 shared hosting. The company was recently named Best ASP.NET Hosting Service in asp.netPRO Magazines Readers Choice poll for the fourth consecutive year.