Silverlight Hosting

I just noticed what I believe to be the first 3rd party commercial hoster of Silverlight content. is adverting support for Silverlight hosting…  


These even have a few cool demos up there showing Silverlight 1.0 and 1.1!


Are there others?  Please comment on them here!



Comments (7)

  1. BillReiss says:

    I’m hosting my Dr. Popper game on and I’ve been using them for a couple of years now. It’s one of the easiest hosts to configure and is reliable.

  2. Mike says:

    What is Silverlight hosting, is it just like Flash hosting?

    (Meaning: you don’t need anything from the provider to host Silverlight)

  3. BradA says:

    Billl — You are right, it is not super hard to enable Silverlight hosting (everyone should really do it, you don’t even need to have windows on the server)… That said there is work, for example you have to enable different filetypes (such as Xaml) and provide a client_bin where client .NET assemblies can come down from (as .dlls)…

  4. I have been hosting my Silverlight content through  Unfortunately, they have not added the .xaml mime-type.

    However, I feel this scenario is a testament to Silverlight’s consistency with the web architecture.  I simply rename the .xaml files to .xml, update the references to the XAML files and voila!  Silverlight!

  5. drew says:

    Brad/Bill – thanks & you’re right… I encouraged my webhost ( to update the XAML type on my server there and all works well.   It was pretty easy.

    I used it to put a video drag & drop example up:

  6. Blogs says:

    i've been seeing some discussion lately about hosting silverlight . maybe i can take a moment here