IIS Search Engine Optimization Toolkit
Can SEO Toolkit be used on a shared host like DiscountASP.NET?
Last post Sep 06, 2010 08:40 AM by christopher wells
Sep 05, 2010 12:34 PM|LINK
I have a web site hosted at DiscountASP.NET which is a shared host.
I installed the SEO toolkit on my local machine, and used IIS Manager to connect to my web site. I can do various things (e.g. configure URL rewriting) over that connection, but I don't see a "Search Engine Optimization" area in the IIS Manager GUI.
Is that because certain "Areas" with IIS Manager (including SEO Toolkit) aren't available when connected to a shared host like DiscountASP.NET? For example,
http://discountasp.net/sp_iis7manager.aspx says, "DiscountASP.NET customers can view settings and manipulate their web.config files for features that have been delegated to them";
does the ability to see/use SEO Manager require some delegation?
Or is there something wrong with my installation of SEO Toolkit, in which case what should I do to verify/debug/fix it?
Sep 05, 2010 05:10 PM|LINK
You should ask your question directly to DiscountASP.
Sep 05, 2010 07:55 PM|LINK
According to the screenshot at
it installs into the "Management" group of the feature view. I don't
see *any* of the Management features installed (including e.g.
"Feature delegation" etc.
Is the SEO Toolkit only shown when it's the root/server, and not just one of of the web sites on the server, that's selected in the left-hand pane of the IIS manager?
Because if sso then that would be the problem (I only have permission to connect my IIS Manager a specific site on the server, not to connect it to the whole server).
Sep 05, 2010 08:12 PM|LINK
If the provider installs the SEO Toolkit in the server it will be shown in your remote connection. This feature is allowed to be delegated and is delegated by default. You should contact DiscountASP and ask if they could support this. The best thing is that
for them it should be "free" to expose it since all the processing, crawling, etc, happens from the remote client machine and no further overhead is added on their servers.
Sep 05, 2010 10:19 PM|LINK
Thet don't install it on their server.
Instead, they said that I could install it on a client machine (i.e. my dev machine), which I've done.
Even though I've installed it, I still don't see it in my IIS Manager, when I use IIS Manager to connect to my site on their server. In fact I don't see any of the "Management" tools.
When I'm connected to my site, I see the tools in the "ASP.NET" area (including e.g. ."NET Compilation") and in the "IIS" area (including e.g. "Authentication").
Is it possible that the SEO Manager is visible only when IIS Manager has a connection to the server (and not just to a site on the server)? Because it's a shared host I'm not allowed to use IIS Manager to connect to the server itself (I'm only allowed to
connect to, specifically, my site on the server).
Sep 06, 2010 08:40 AM|LINK