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Bonus TIPS for Successful Posting

Try a Search First
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Similarly, if you are uploading a zipped archive, you should simply create a .ZIP file and not a self-extracting .EXE as many users will not run your EXE file.
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Alpha Web apps hosting at GODADDY, 1&1, Verio?

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  • Alpha Web apps hosting at GODADDY, 1&1, Verio?

    Alpha Web apps hosting at GODADDY, 1&1, Verio??

    Yup!!

    Watch this 14 minute step by step video showing exactly how to get your Alpha Five v9 Web apps up and running on the web at virtually any ISP in the world.

    http://www.alphasoftware.com/alphafive/video/alphavps/

    We are very excited about this development because if you are a company or developer using or thinking about using Alpha Five, you now have virtually unlimited choice
    Richard Rabins
    Co Chairman
    Alpha Software

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    Re: Alpha Web apps hosting at GODADDY, 1&1, Verio?

    That's very useful, it seems to come up a fair bit on the forum! :)

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    • #3
      Re: Alpha Web apps hosting at GODADDY, 1&1, Verio?

      That is a superb video.

      I had no idea it would be so easy. Had already talked to godaddy and was not sure yet if they gould really do it.

      Thanks very much. Wish my app was ready.
      Dave Mason
      dave@aldadesktop.com
      Skype is dave.mason46

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        Re: Alpha Web apps hosting at GODADDY, 1&1, Verio?

        Dave - we are very happy about this.

        Historically, as you know, not having the option of being able to host your Alpha Five web apps at the ISP of your choice was seen as negative by developers or potential developers of web apps.

        The fact that it turns out to be this easy to host Alpha Five web apps at any ISP offering Windows VPS hosting (which most do now) is very good news!

        The reason we decided to create this video at this point in time was when re realised how straight forward and simple the whole process is.
        Richard Rabins
        Co Chairman
        Alpha Software

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        • #5
          Re: Alpha Web apps hosting at GODADDY, 1&1, Verio?

          Richard,
          It is an excellent video. The availability of learning videos such as these are an excellent argument for choosing a5v9 as one's web development tool.
          Keep them coming!
          John

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            Re: Alpha Web apps hosting at GODADDY, 1&1, Verio?

            Excuse me.. am I the only one who is experiencing difficulties with this video?

            At exactly 3' 30" it stops..

            Thx
            Fabio
            Hourly rate: 50 - If you look: 60 - If you laugh: 70 - If you tried yourself before: 100

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              Re: Alpha Web apps hosting at GODADDY, 1&1, Verio?

              I just went from start to finish and it worked fine for me.
              Dave Mason
              dave@aldadesktop.com
              Skype is dave.mason46

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