Good old Cassini is getting obsolete
. Replace it with the new and advanced
UltiDev Web Server Pro
which is also free and redistributable.
UltiDev Cassini is a free, light-weight and redistributable
web server that can host ASP.NET
3.5, 3.0, 2.0 and 1.1 applications and
static HTML sites. Whenever your customers need an
alternative to IIS — UltiDev Cassini web server is the
answer. UltiDev Cassini was built using Microsoft
Cassini web server sample as a base, but was vastly improved
and expanded compared to original Cassini sample by
adding lots of new features and fixing existing bugs.
UltiDev Cassini runs on all flavors of Windows XP
including Windows XP Home, Windows Vista, Windows 2000
and Windows 2003 Server.
UltiDev LLC created its version of
Cassini web server specifically for ASP.NET developers
who want to create easily installable ASP.NET
applications that do not require IIS .
By far the most
important feature of UltiDev Cassini Web Server is
ability for Visual Studio developers to include this
very compact, yet very powerful ASP.NET web server into
their applications' setup packages
in just a matter of
UltiDev Cassini Web Server fully supports all ASP.NET
features and is capable of running applications as
complex as DotNetNuke, as long as applications are not
dependent on features specific to IIS, like IIS server
Here are features present in UltiDev Cassini, but not
in the original MS Cassini:
- Comes ready for distribution with Visual Studio
- Runs as a windows service;
- Hosts and runs multiple ASP.NET applications;
management UI and
simple API for
configuring web applications;
- Comes in two flavors: 2.0 version for ASP.NET
3.5, 3.0 and 2.0 applications, and 1.1 for applications compiled
for ASP.NET 1.1.
For developers our version of Cassini provides
not only ready-for-distribution setup components,
bust also code-free registration of applications with
the server, debugging capabilities, and
Cassini Developer's Guide with detailed instructions on how to use
Cassini for development and distribution of ASP.NET
Cassini 1.1 requires .NET
Framework 1.1 and supports ASP.NET 1.1 applications.
Cassini 2.0 requires .NET
Framework 2.0 or 3.x and supports ASP.NET applications
developed for all .NET Framework versions. Cassini 1.1 and 2.0 can work side-by-side.
Please refer to the
Release Notes document to find out what's new in the
latest version of UltiDev Cassini. For more details about
integrating your ASP.NET applications with UltiDev Cassini, please visit our online
Cassini Web Server today and start developing that killer web
application for home servers or office desktops you've
been thinking about!
UltiDev recommends running UltiDev Cassini Web Server
as an Intranet (inside-the-LAN) web server. Exposing
UltiDev Cassini to Internet may be unsafe without using
of HttpVPN due to the fact
that UltiDev Cassini windows service is running under
the powerful Local System (NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM) account.
Compromising applications running under Cassini may give
an attacker complete control over the system.