Today I began work on the web site for users to sign up for my service. I plan to use the built-in Membership system of an ASP.NET web application. Unfortunately I’ve never really used this and it has changed a lot since ASP.NET 2.0. It took me most of the day to figure out how it works for an ASP.NET 4.0 web application. As usual there are now two ways to do something in ASP.NET. There is a new Identity system designed to replace the previous ASP.NET Membership and Simple Membership systems.
I should probably stick to ASP.NET to build this web application since you can now host a web application in the cloud using Microsoft Azure. This is built right into Visual Studio 2013. It might be the cheapest way to deploy my web application.
This web application might take a long time to create if I include the ability to make payments online. There has to be a customer dashboard to show the access count, access keys, blocked IP addresses and time remaining length of service. Then I will have to create a snazzy web design. I will try not to spend any money until I have this web application ready.