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- May 19, 2015 at 3:49 am #11940
Adam Johnson Cool
I’ve been looking and researching ASP.NET hosting provider for the past few weeks. Please kindly help me to choose the best hosting provider for me. I will be more details about my requirement below.
I’m leaning towards Microsoft Azure Web but a bit concerned about the price.
I will talk few about my website. Converting from WordPress to ASP .NET website utilizing MVC5. It’s primarily a static page where users can select drop-downs, hit Submit, and database checks are performed on SQL and a result is spit out. Kinda similar to a currency converter website. The site does not use a lot of storage or bandwidth, it does need good CPU performance, likely same with RAM. My concern now is hostforlife.eu. I have checked their dedicated server plan and it seems they fit my requirement. Their price is also affordable, and what I like they are European based windows hosting provider that has many Europe datacenter.
Currently averaging 1500-2000 visitors a day (45,000 a month, best month was 100,000 users). Website is global focused but users are primarily from West Europe and North Europe, followed by Russia.
– Support latest ASP .NET and MVC5 framework
– Dedicated IP
– Support domain aliases
– SQL database
– 99%+ Uptime SLA
– Non-EIG web host
– European DataCenter (Netherlands or France are great point)
Nice To Have:
– Dedicated or semi-dedicated hosting
– Supports Web Deploy via Visual Studio
– Ability to Auto Scale during moments when the website goes viral (has happened in the past)
– Automated backups
Hopefully that’s enough information. I just need the information from all of you that using hostforlife.eu dedicated server plan. Anyone ever experience with them or other great suggesstion please.May 21, 2015 at 3:22 pm #12009
Thanks for your question. We haven’t researched Microsoft Azure because it’s primary a cloud computing/cloud hosting platform. Since our clientele is primarily small businesses, our focus is on shared hosting.
Shared hosting is less expensive than cloud hosting and virtual and dedicated hosting. With the kind of traffic your website currently receives, it seems like cloud hosting might be a good choice for you. Cloud hosting is well suited for handling sudden spikes in traffic. However, since it’s a static website, you may do just fine on a shared hosting plan as well. You can start out on a shared hosting plan and always upgrade to cloud hosting, a virtual server, or dedicated hosting if necessary.
All of these companies have shared hosting plans that meet your essential requirements. You may have to pay more for a dedicated IP. For example, GoDaddy charges $5.99/month for a dedicated IP, whereas HostGator has a Business plan that includes a dedicated IP. With Arvixe, you can choose to have your server located in Europe (this is probably needed only if most of your customers are located in Europe).
Best of luck! Let us know if you have any more questions!June 5, 2015 at 8:54 am #12593
If you are looking for reliable and reasonable priced asp.net hosting, you can rely on asphostportal.com.. I have been hosted with them and so far I have no problem. The uptime has been perfect so far. When it comes to support, they are always online 24 hours and they are very prompt when responding to my support tickets. Go ahead and check them out.June 15, 2015 at 5:25 am #13115
Adam Johnson Cool
Thank you for your detail answer and it is really helpful. I have checked Azure hosting plan and use their calculator pricing. If I use SQL server, it can burn my wallet. I need budget asp.net hosting. Someday, maybe I will purchase Azure. Godaddy has many negative reviews. I dont want to with them. Maybe Arvixe is also good candidate.
Thank you for recommend me also. I also check asphostportal hosting plan via Microsoft site. I also consider them to host my asp.net site.