Last post Sep 30, 2008 08:12 AM by meichmann
Sep 29, 2008 02:16 PM|meichmann|LINK
I was just wondering if Microsoft charges a license fee for using ASP.net public facing sites. I know they charge alot of money to use SharePoint as a public site and was just curios if they do for ASP.net sites. Also, if anyone has any links to this
info if they do charge, it would be appreciated.
I am in charge of completely re-designing a 5Gb site from html over to ASP.net and don't want to get into it too deep before knowing this.
Thanks for all your help in advance.
Sep 29, 2008 03:02 PM|joteke|LINK
what costs is the server OS (on which you run/host the ASP.NET) but .NET itself e.g .NEt Framework which is the execution platform and also provides the basic runtime stuff, is 100% free. And if you need enterprise level database (more than SQL Server Express
edition, which is free) that would cost tool. And development tools but there are free versions available to start with, too.
Sharepoint basically has also free product, Windows Sharepoint Services (WSS) which is also free if you already have Windows Server license.Office Sharepoint Server 2007 does cost however (it builds on top of WSS, but is enterprise level platform again)
But there is nothing xxx$ per site fee. It comes all from the server/development tool licenses if you need more than Express line of tools.
Sep 29, 2008 03:07 PM|Mikesdotnetting|LINK
No they don't charge for using ASP.NET. It's a free technology.
Microsoft make their money from server licences such as Windows Server 2003, and SQL Server. The server that your site runs on will need these, so the web hosting company pays for that. They then charge you for hosting (along with a lot of other people)
and make their profit that way. Microsoft would rather you build sites that have to run on their servers than ones in some other language like PHP that can run on Linux servers. That's why they give you the .NET framework and development tools such as VWD
and SQL Server Express.
Sep 30, 2008 08:12 AM|meichmann|LINK
Thank you very much for your replies. I very much appreciate it.