Last post Oct 08, 2008 02:37 PM by kahanu
Sep 26, 2008 09:38 AM|MJB1980|LINK
Again, thanks to all as this site and forum have proved to be an amazing source of information on my journey through asp.net.
I currently have a Business Package with 1and1.com. In the past, when all I was doing was basic HTML work, I'd use freeware hosts such as Angelfire to host my sites. I picked up 1and1 before I'd really gotten too involved with asp.net only because it seemed
like the right price for what I "thought" I needed. However, I'm starting to see some issues here.
Thus far, I have yet to deploy one site to my current host. I've tried and my attempts have failed. On my local everything works fine, but after "building" my application and FTPing it to the host, I find that it will not function. One of the items that
I know is causing an issue is that 1and1 Business package will not let you import SQL databases to their management tool. To allow importing, you need to upgrade your package.
Before I spend more money with 1and1.com I would like to get a concensus of hosting companies from the current users here. I am *not* a pro at this - I'm not even at an intermediate level here. I'm as beginner as they come. Therefore, I'd be looking for
a hosting site which would provide the easiest launch application possible.
Thanks again for all your help!
Sep 26, 2008 01:58 PM|psuphish05|LINK
I'd go w/GoDaddy.com. I've never had any problems w/them. You seem to get a lot of bang for your buck thru them.
It's real simple to set up your ASP.NET application on GoDaddy.com. It's just like at 1and1 - you need to create the application directory and you'll be good to go.
Secondly, their database administration is pretty straight forward. They have an online version of Enterprise Manager where you have access to all your database objects and query analyzer. You can upload and execute your SQL scripts. From my local machine
I export my objects to a script file and then upload and execute thru this administration tool.
The Deluxe Windows Hosting plan is more than adequate for what you need to do. To save some $$$ I'd go with the 12 month or longer contract.
The only downside I've seen is that they only allow two 200mb SQL Server Database so that is something to aware of when designing.
Their support is alright - I haven't had any problems, but I know people that have.
Check out the plans here: http://www.godaddy.com/gdshop/hosting/shared.asp?ci=9009
Hope this provides some insight.
Sep 26, 2008 04:25 PMemail@example.com|LINK
With your description, you want Discountasp.net. Though you should read back through this forum for comments on web hosts from others, especially comments about GoDaddy. Another choice for you might be WebHost4Life.com. Or you could post the problem you're
having with 1 and 1 and see if someone here can help.
Sep 26, 2008 08:59 PM|psuphish05|LINK
Sep 27, 2008 05:58 AM|HostingASPNet|LINK
I agree that DiscountASP are good choice for shared hosting services.
Oct 06, 2008 01:38 PM|MJB1980|LINK
I pretty much decided that 1and1 was not going to make it happen. I think they're probably a good host for someone who isn't going to deep into the functionality of ASP.NET... but not for someone who plans on creating more intensive applications.
I did check out Discount and they looked real good. I'm in a 30day money back period with appliedi.net and they seem to be treating me real good for right now. I'll probably cancel my subscription with them shortly (take the credit) and try out Discount
For review, appliedi.net has a really cool user control interface (allows editing in the control panel of both .aspx as well as VB files). My only concern (which I'll look at Discount about) is that all .mdf files need to be converted to .bak files and then
restored in the control interface. Not sure if this is standard operating procedure for hosts, but it does kind of frustrate me. I'm not exactly sure HOW to convert the files just yet, but I'm sure somewhere on this forum, someone has run into this issue before.
On a positive note, the customer support personnel CAN convert/restore a .mdf file which has been uploaded to the server for users at no charge. You just have to put in a request ticket through their CSR department. I'll post a "end of user" review of appliedi
when I'm through with them.
Oct 06, 2008 03:22 PM|Bruce L|LINK
>>My only concern (which I'll look at Discount about) is that all .mdf files need to be converted to .bak files and then restored in the control interface. Not sure if this is standard operating procedure for hosts, but it does kind of frustrate me. I'm
not exactly sure HOW to convert the files just yet, but I'm sure somewhere on this forum, someone has run into this issue before. On a positive note, the customer support personnel CAN convert/restore a .mdf file which has been uploaded to the server for users
at no charge. You just have to put in a request ticket through their CSR department. I'll post a "end of user" review of appliedi when I'm through with them.
Matt: This is not the case. We allow you to either attach an mdf file OR restore from backup (.bak) on both SQL 2005 & 2008.
Oct 06, 2008 03:30 PM|MJB1980|LINK
I wasn't refering to DiscountASP not being able to take .mdf files - I was refering to AppliedI.
If DiscountASP will allow a user to upload a .mdf file directly without any additional server coding required, that's a pretty cool feature! Right now, I've yet to deploy an application with the database still attached, so it would be nice to see it in action.
Thanks for the info!
Oct 08, 2008 02:37 PM|kahanu|LINK
You can also try Gizmo Beach. Great customer service and it's built by .Net developers.