Last post May 02, 2008 07:56 PM by wisecarver
Apr 29, 2008 12:55 PM|nomadsolo|LINK
I am developing an asp.net 2.0 website. Could someone please advise as to what features I need to look for in a web hosting service? I know I need asp.net 2.0 windows server. Does it matter if it is windows 2003 or 2008? What else should be there? Thanks
Apr 29, 2008 12:59 PMemail@example.com|LINK
I am developing an asp.net 2.0 website.
For that, the only requirement is a hosting account that suupports ASP.NET 2.0. Of course, since we know nothing about your website, we don't know if you'll need SQL Server, email, extra space or bandwidth, or really anything else.
Apr 29, 2008 01:23 PM|nomadsolo|LINK
At the present time the site is bare bones html with a form allowing the user to send a message which needs to be sent to our gmail account. Bandwidth is not a factor as it is meant for a narrow populace.
Apr 29, 2008 02:21 PM|nomadsolo|LINK
Should I go with windows server 2003 or 2008?
Apr 29, 2008 02:22 PMfirstname.lastname@example.org|LINK
Then browse this forum and see what are the most recommended hosts, then check those hosts to sdee if a plan meets your needs and budget. You won't go wrong with DiscountASP.net, or any of the hosts you see advertised on
Apr 29, 2008 03:12 PM|nomadsolo|LINK
Thank you for the response. Can you lend insight into whether I should go with 2003 or 2008?
Apr 30, 2008 11:25 AM|RyanBishop|LINK
My personal opinion, I would stay on 2003 until the first service pack is available for 2008. I haven't seen any issues that would cause you any grief but this allows time for bugs to be found and resolved and also for other 3rd party vendors to get their
components or applications up to date and be supported by the latest technologies offered in 2008/ IIS7.
May 02, 2008 01:49 PM|hostriffic|LINK
May 02, 2008 07:36 PM|jayaic|LINK
I think you might want to look at DiscountASP.NET if your up in the air about Windows 2008 or Windows 2003. They offer both 2008 & 2003, giving you the chance to pick the server when you sign up, and ASP.NET 2.0 will work on either one.
I would say however, if you haven't tested your site on windows 2008 yet, you should just stick with 2003 for now.
May 02, 2008 07:56 PM|wisecarver|LINK
Take a look at the current offer for http://DiscountASP.NET on the bottom of my current blog post:
You can try their awesome servers for a year with 6 months free if you use that code.
When you signup you can choose Windows Server 2003 or 2008, whichever fits your needs.
I have to admit the 2008 servers are awesome.
The Microsoft IIS7 team is currently excited about what the crew at DASP is doing with them: