MSSQL 2005 provides many features which are powerful in an enterprise database environment, but which either aren't applicable or which create security concerns in a shared hosting environment.
Therefore, we restrict the following:
- Service Broker - A messaging infrastructure that is not applicable in our shared hosting environment.
- Web Services - We don't allow direct Internet connectivity to our SQL servers, per the security recommendations of Microsoft.
- Full Text Catalogs — We do not permit users to create additional full textcatalogs. The system will create one for each database when it is provisioned. Users may create full text indexes.
- Reporting Services — We do not allow users to use SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services (SSRS) in the shared environment.