Posts Tagged "asp.net"

AppHarbor and GoDaddy SSL Certificate and RequireHttps

Posted on Dec 6, 2012 | 0 comments

AppHarbor and GoDaddy SSL Certificate and RequireHttps

The process of getting a wildcard SSL cert from GoDaddy installed on AppHarbor took me much longer than it should have. I’m a web dev, so SSL stuff is pretty new to me. Usually a Google search will fix me right up but no one had outlined the entire process from beginning to end so I had to patch it together. Here’s how it works… hope this saves you some time. Step 1 – Generate Your CSR First, I had to generate a CSR (certificate signing request) on my local machine’s IIS. This part is where I got tripped up for a while because I didn’t realize that I had to do it on my local machine so I kept looking for how to do this on AppHarbor....

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IronMQ on Rackspace Cloud Sites

Posted on Sep 17, 2012 | 0 comments

IronMQ on Rackspace Cloud Sites

Ah, messaging. How fun is it? So fun! I went looking for a great messaging system to handle my small messaging needs (20-50k/day tops) and found RabbitMQ. It looks amazing! However, I’ve chosen to host on Rackspace Cloud Sites which means that I don’t have the ability to add RabbitMQ. What’s a dev to do? Well, I could create my own cloud server just for RabbitMQ. Bleh. I don’t want to do that… it defeats the whole purpose of paying for my elastic cloud sites. So, I did what every good dev does. I turned to Google. And Google sent me to Iron.IO which “provides hosted message queue, worker, scheduling, and cache services. No servers required.” Nice! I checked...

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ASP.NET MVC3 on Rackspace Cloud Sites

Posted on Feb 2, 2012 | 0 comments

ASP.NET MVC3 on Rackspace Cloud Sites

Launching an ASP.NET MVC3 site on Rackspace Cloud Sites has been mostly easy. Mostly. There are a few ‘gotchas’ that make it painful. There’s no need for you to waste time I’ve already spent figuring this stuff out so here’s what I’ve learned the hard way. ASP.NET 4.0 isn’t the Default You’ll see this manifest itself with an ugly configuration error when you try to visit your site. This one is easily fixed, just open a ticket or start a chat and ask them to move your site to ASP.NET 4.0. It takes them about 10 minutes if you ask via chat. You Must Do an MVC Bin Deploy Another ugly configuration error will happen when you try to visit your site. Luckily,...

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