Last post Feb 29, 2008 12:02 PM by Stewa11
Feb 29, 2008 07:03 AM|Stewa11|LINK
I have written a small and simple website for a friend's startup business - some static HTML pages, a 'new client' capture form, and an ASP.NET secure admin page showing client contacts in a datagrid. It should be simple to host and take little resource.
The business needs to keep costs to a minimum so, as a starter, I'm trying to find a genuinely free ASP.NET 2 SQL SERVER 2005 web hosting service.
Many hosting companies advertise free hosting (i.e. for a few months) but they tend to want a financial payment for subsequent months.
It's incredibly difficult to find someone who offers genuinely free ASP.NET (etc) hosting; at least for a fixed period of, say, 6 months.
Does anyone know of genuinely free ASP.NET 2 hosting companies?
Does genuinely free asp.net hosting really exist?
Please help me and others cut through what appears to be somewhat misleading ads. by replying to this post.
Feb 29, 2008 07:44 AM|shawpnendu|LINK
Read the following post:
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Feb 29, 2008 08:05 AM|Stewa11|LINK
shawpnendu , after reading your post:
I cannot sign up to site written in russian (I can't read it, sorry) and AspSpider.NET is an example of a hosting company who want commitment in the form
of a payment.
With this in mind, I think my original posting still stands.
Feb 29, 2008 08:31 AMemail@example.com|LINK
Your friend is starting a new business with the intention of making money, but wants to use the resources of another business with the intention of not paying them any money? Does it seem even remotely reasonable that you'll find what you're looking for?
Your friend might look at what resources are included with his internet access account, he may have hosting already available in his access fee. Otherwise, if he can't afford $10 a month for a web presence, he probably shouldn't be thinking about starting
Feb 29, 2008 12:02 PM|Stewa11|LINK
many thanks for your response.
In the first instance my friend is taking a huge risk for little return to begin with and so resources are very tight.
She wants to minimise her risk profile to begin with.
I am hoping that the hosting companies are making enough money, have marketing budgets for free hosting, and want to support new small businesses.
Other than that I would not be presumptuous enough to assume anything else.
Please note that the idea of free hosting came from an exceptionally popular training organisation... enough said?
After browsing for "free asp.net hosting" it seems there are a lot of empty offers. So, I thought the ASP.NET community would give me some pointers re. how to get started.
I'm already getting a feeling for what is realistic.
Again... thank you.