ASP.NET web hosting has won popularity among customers, especially the massive new generation of .NET developers. It has developed quickly and occupied over 40% market share. However, as ASP.NET works well only in the optimized Windows environment, it’s not easy to choose a suitable ASP.NET web hosting. The following tips can help you make a wise choice.
Windows Operating System
It is developed by Microsoft to run computers. When choosing ASP.NET web host, you should consider a lot about the version. For instance, when using IIS 6.0, you have to add the .MVC in the URL. Otherwise, you have to specify wildcard mapping, which is bad for performance.
Thus, you need to choose Windows 2008 with IIS 7.0 or higher version, which can support the .NET technology, such as .NET MVC. If the web host doesn’t introduce the specific Windows edition publicly, you should think twice about your decision.
Plesk is the most reliable control panel for ASP.NET web hosting, and WebsitePnel is also popular for its easy-to-use interface, and widely used by many famous ASP.NET web hosts, including Bisend.com.
RAM refers to the maximum data storage on a server that can be consumed by your website, this is configured in IIS application pool. In most cases, a shared web server power hundreds of accounts and each account can only be allocated a limited number of storage spaces.
For example, 6 GB is just a standard configuration for most web servers. If there are 100 accounts in one shared server, and one account can be allocated 64MB maximally, which is enough to meet the needs of personal websites and blogs, but insufficient for business websites.
.NET Trust Level
.NET trust level is configured by its infrastructure on website level. The trust levels can be defined as Full, High, Medium, Low, and Minimal, within which The full trust has the highest trust and permission in local computer. When choosing a hosting service, you should be careful whether the host supports Full Trust.
.NET Framework Version
.NET is a software framework developed by Microsoft and the latest version is 4.5. You need to know whether the host supports the latest .NET Framework, which is a crucial element to run your website successfully.
ASP.NET MVC Version
By now, there are four ASP.NET MVC versions: 2.0, 3.0, 4.0 and 5.0. ASP.NET MVC should be integrated with .NET Framework. Thus, if you create website on the basis of ASP.NET MVC, the .NET Framework version should be taken into consideration.
SQL Server Edition
SQL is a Microsoft relational databases management system that is used to store and retrieve data as requested by other software applications. Most of the hosting companies use MS SQL Server 2008/2012/2016 Express Edition or its higher version, which can surely guarantee the website performance, scalability and extensibility.
But we still suggest you to choose latest SQL server edition, with which the web host can provide unlimited database amount or the maximum size of a single database. Contrarily, if the host offers MS SQL Standard or Enterprise Edition, there are always many restrictions on the database operation or management.
When choosing an ASP.NET web host, all the factors above are essential. Besides, you also need to consider the performance, price, features and much more. Bisend.com can provide you an outstanding ASP.NET web hosting service with an affordable price.