Last post Dec 12, 2008 10:58 PM by rmdw
Dec 11, 2008 07:17 PM|rmdw|LINK
I'm working on an ASP.Net project for a client that involves Crystal Reports 10. Five CR DLLs need to be installed in the "Bin" folder of the remote server. Because of this, I can no longer use my basic Windows hosting account.
So I'm looking at some Virtual Dedicated Server options such as:
The web app is only being used for testing purposes and will never have more than 1 or 2 users on it maximum. Most of the time it'll just be sitting there unused. When the project is done then I'll ship all the files to the client and remove them from
the server on the Internet. So as you can see, this entire project is of extremely limited scope and duration.
But I'm a software developer, not a web admininstrator. So I really don't want to get into a big hassle, trying to figure out all the ins & outs of setting up a virtual server.
I'm curious about 2 things:
Dec 11, 2008 09:55 PM|kilko|LINK
1) I have worked with Virtual server and it is not much complicated. It is just important to note that you do right things. If you are not comfortable performing these tasks, you can opt for a fully managed VPS.
2) I am using kickassvps.com for a vps and it is working perfectly well. I have heard bad things about 1and1 and godaddy - but haven't used them personally.
Dec 12, 2008 10:14 AM|TOMCIO|LINK
kickassvps.com - they are great, few other options: crystaltech.com, fullcontrol.net, hostmysite.com
and NO it is not that hard + take a look here:
http://www.hostmysite.com/support/vps/windows/ - they have best support articles
Dec 12, 2008 11:20 AM|HostingASPNet|LINK
If this is for testing purpose you should be not worried, and in your case the price will be the main factor when you choose VSP Hosting provider.
Dec 12, 2008 04:48 PM|rmdw|LINK
Thank you for the links, folks!
I have one additional question: Back on GoDaddy I have use of 2 (two) SQL Server databases. I'm currently only using one. To save some $$ is there anything preventing me from hosting my website on a KickAssVps.com server but having it talk with the DB
on GoDaddy? If I were to do this, do you expect the performance would significantly degrade?
Dec 12, 2008 10:54 PM|kilko|LINK
Here are the answers to your questions:
1) You can talk with the db hosted somewhere else but you need to ensure that the hosting company allows remote connections for the database. From what I have heard, GoDaddy does not allow remote connections on MS SQL databases.
2) Performance will be degraded due to the physical distance between two datacenters. If I were you, I will find a hosting company with datacenter near to kickassvps or will host database on one of the vps at kickassvps only.
Dec 12, 2008 10:58 PM|rmdw|LINK
Thanks. If I do go with them then that's what I'll do.