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Last Updated: September 29, 2008 9:57 AM

NOTE: For information on installing these and additional quick-install applications, see our Value Applications articles.

All of our Windows hosting plans include a number of free server-side applications that you can use when developing and customizing your Web sites.

Preinstalled Applications

All of these applications are included with your hosting account. There's no need to install or activate these components. You can use them as soon as your hosting account is set up.

Microsoft IE Web Controls
Using the Microsoft Internet Explorer Web Controls, you can create tabbed menus, toolbars, and tree-view navigation for your Web site.
Web Services Enhancements (WSE 2.0)
Web Services Enhancements (WSE 2.0) provides you with the latest advanced Web services capabilities for your ASP applications.
AspUpload 3.0
With AspUpload 3.0, you can use your ASP application to capture, save, and process files uploaded with a Web browser.
AspJpeg 2.0
With AspJpeg 2.0 you can use your ASP or ASP.NET application to create high-quality image thumbnails. AspJpeg 2.0 supports JPEG, GIF, BMP, TIFF, or PNG formats.
GUIDMaker
You can use GUIDMaker to easily create GUIDs in ASP.
AspCrypt
AspCrypt emulates the Unix Crypt command for ASP developers who need to use the one-way Crypt command.

Quick-Install Applications

Our shared hosting community, Value Applications , features streamlined installation of the most popular quick-install applications, application reviews, and a user forum. For more information, see our Value Applications articles.

Start a blog

BlogEngine.NET
BlogEngine.NET is an open source .NET blogging project that was born out of desire for a better blog platform. A blog platform with less complexity, easy customization, and one that takes advantage of the latest .NET features.

Manage content

Community Server
Community Server is the platform that powers web communities with over 50,000 customers, Community Server helps organizations around the world power some of the most demanding web communities.
DotNetNuke
DotNetNuke is an open-source Web Application Framework ideal for creating and deploying projects such as commercial websites, corporate intranets and extranets, online publishing portals, and custom vertical applications.

Run a message board or forum

YetAnotherForum
YetAnotherForum.NET (YAF) is a Open Source discussion forum or bulletin board system for web sites running ASP.NET. The latest version is ASP.NET v2.0 with a Microsoft SQL Server backend. The full C# source code is available licensed as GPL.