Last post May 09, 2007 08:19 AM by Socrates470BC
May 04, 2007 02:55 PM|delta|LINK
We're looking at hosting a site that we expect will be heavily hit within a year to 18 months. Right now, we just want to get our site up and running, but we want to think about growth and future needs too. Actually, if we are where we hope to be in 18
months we'll probably have some kind of co-location self hosting locally with our own servers, but for now that is way overkill.
So I've been looking at DASP, Utlima, etc and then I started looking at the Windows VPS solutions at 1and1.com and they seem to give you more disk space and more bandwidth per month for about the same money. So, am I missing something b/c right now it
seems a no brainer that I would choose 1and1
I'm assuming that with 1and1 (since it is a Windows Virtual private server plan) that we could install SQL Server 2005, Infragistics, Ajax, etc. Please correct me if I am wrong.
Thanks for any input you have!!!
May 05, 2007 08:31 PM|kantona|LINK
May 06, 2007 04:58 PM|iration|LINK
If you are looking for a dedicated hosting solution or a VPS hosting solution, I would recommend Maximumasp. They have been in business for years offering higher end ASP.NET hosting solutions. For dedicated/VPS solutions, they are by far the best.
For shared hosting, I would recommend Discountasp.net. They are completely affordable and offer a very good product.
May 07, 2007 12:25 PM|thehostingroom|LINK
VPS solutions are great because you have the flexibility do whatever you want with it. The VPS market is a little saturated at the moment, with Hosting suppliers offering large bandwidth and big hard drive space. Be aware that there is more to a VPS then
just Bandwidth and disk space! Look at the included options with your package. IP's, SSL, Support, Control Panels, Mail Servers, Databases, etc. I know that 1and1.com use Plesk as the CP. This only comes with a 30 domain license, as appose to DNP which
usually comes with 50. This is of course upgradeable on both counts.
I hope this helps.
May 07, 2007 03:03 PM|lizon|LINK
I second Maximumasp for VPS solution. They are top notch, you wont find a higher quality vps solution.
May 07, 2007 07:37 PM|delta|LINK
Thanks for all the responses. I have a couple of questions...
1. why would I need/want multiple IPs?
2. If I have a VPS, how would I install my own copy of SQL Server 2005 because I don't have access to the machine to insert the DVD??? If I install my own copy, do I have unlimited sql space (well, limited only by my total disk quota, but unlimited in
terms of not having a much smaller sql disk allocation)?
May 08, 2007 01:19 AM|thehostingroom|LINK
If your VPS has multiple IP's, you can then set them up to handle different services. eg, mail, SQL, DNS, Web, RDP, etc. It is not imperitive that you have multiple IP's, it can be all run of one if you want.
You can ask your Host to install SQL Server as long as you provide them with a key. Another way is to FTP the install CD's to the VPS and install it locally. You will have unlimited SQL Space to the point of hard drive capicity. Also, be mindful that
SQL likes to use Ram. Some hosters recomend that you do not install SQL on the same machine as your web server for performance issues as well as security.
I hope this helps.
May 09, 2007 08:19 AM|Socrates470BC|LINK
I have been a customer of crystaltech for 4 years now and have no hesitation in recommending them.
I have 9 domains hosted there on shared plans.
Recently, I have used infragistics components and successfully deployed them on crystaltechs shared environment. Crystaltech operate a Medium trust envirpnment and you therefore need to upload infragistics APTCA dll's to your application's bin directory.
Ajax is also available on all crystaltech servers.
A crystaltech shared plan with 400MB of SQL Server 2005 storage costs only $16.95. A plan with 800MB SQL storage costs $26.95. A plan with 1200MB SQL storage costs $36.96. CT also offer a semidedicated plan costing $86.95 with 2 Gig SQL Storage.
One of the great benefits of CT is their forums. You can get great help and advice there from customers and CT staff alike. Unlike many hosts CT does not stifle criticism and works hard to solve customer problems. You can easily find customers who have
been dis-satisfied and I think the fact that they leave such posts publicly available shows the strength of their offering.