best-asp-hosting-guideASP.NET is a web application framework developed by Microsoft to build interactive Web sites easily and productively. ASP.NET supports multiple .NET languages, such as VB.NET, C#, and JScript.NET and etc, which gives developers the flexibility in the choice of coding languages. It now is powering the web site like MySpace.com, Dell.com, Monster.com and more.
ASP.NET hosting should be able to offer enough features to smoothly run ASP.NET web sites. To find the Best ASP.NET hosting, besides some basic hosting features, you should also look at bellow items which are highly related to ASP.NET.
Windows Server Edition
We recommend Windows Server 2008, which comes with IIS7.0/7.5 to better support ASP.NET managed pipeline. Besides this, with IIS7.0 or above, you can rewrite URL without any performance lost (IIS6.0 doesn’t support URL Rewrite well, it’s not just un-friendly, but also causing performance issue).
Each ASP.NET website has to run in corresponding .NET framework. It would be great that the web server is installed with the latest ASP.NET frameworks including 4.0/3.5 SP1 and the version required by your ASP.NET application, by which you can avoid compatible issues and still have the possibility to upgrade to the higher version.
ASP.NET Trust Level
ASP.NET trust level in IIS will directly determine whether an ASP.Net website could run successfully in a web server. The ideal level is FULL Trust, with which you won’t have any problems unless your application accesses the system information. High Trust Level and Medium Trust Level still work well in most cases. But try to avoid an ASP.NET hosting at Low Trust or Minimal Trust as they restrict the websites seriously and your application even could not call the service out of process, such as database, network, etc.
ASP.NET MVC Support
If you build your application by leveraging ASP.NET MVC, then you should check whether it’s supported by your web servers. ASP.NET MVC 3 is integrated in .NET framework 4.0, but for v1 and v2, they are required for the installation manually. As ASP.NET MVC is widely used in asp.net developer community now, we tend to recommend asp.net hosting with this feature included.
Even ASP.NET works well with MySQL or other non-microsoft database, we still suggest to use database from Microsoft. SQL Server 2008 is preferred, but MS SQL Server 2008 Express edition is still a good option for a site which is not very busy.
When choosing an ASP.NET hosting product, one of the main features people should consider is the required disk space. Companies always provide customers with a variety packages, and their prices usually depend on the amount of disk space available.
For instance, the Basic Package from ASP.NET hosting provider Winhost has 3GB disk space and the price charges at $3.95/mo. The price of its Max Package is $7.95/mo, and it comes with unlimited disk space.
Of course, not only for disk space, keep asking what types of database the application requires, whether the host offers complete ASP.NET features or components like Window 2008/2012, IIS 7.0/8.0, SQL 2012/MS SQL 2008, ASP.NET MVC, isolated application pool, full trust allowed and etc.
Customers need to consider at all their required features because they might have specific needs. As the result, they enable to find the most suitable ASP.NET solution for hosting their websites. You will find a list of feature-rich ASP.NET hosting from CreateWebSite.pro.
Control Panel for Management and Deployment
If the web host only provides with a web interface, people might confront with the difficulty in using standard tools and scripts when installing, maintaining and updating. This time, they need an easy control panel for regular management and deployment.
With it, people are allowed to make management of their domains, files, databases, IIS setting, web traffic log and permission.
Another feature that should be considered is webmail, which allows for the use of email address. Normally, the larger the ASP.NET hosting package is, the more mail addresses are allowed to use. Customers have to choose with the future in mind, and think about the requirement as their websites keep growing.
Security – Spam Filter and Virus Scanning
A good ASP.NET hosting solution will have both spam filter and virus scanning. They help prevent the loss of important emails that might end up in spam folder, and make sure any attachments and downloads from the email are free from viruses.
Besides, they can also ensure that users do not send the viruses to other accounts. This is quite important to have confidential information secured.