Best Windows ASP.NET Hosting Reviews 2017

What exactly is ASP.NET? Wikipedia defines it as an open source web development application framework designed by Microsoft programmers to help build dynamic web sites, applications, and services. If ASP.NET is your choice of system in developing your website, then you’d be delighted to know that there are a lot of hosting services available for this specific framework. However, not all of them are solid in terms of performance, and you wouldn’t want to waste your money signing up for a lackluster service. Lucky for you, we have checked these providers piece by piece to bring you only the cream of the crop! Check them out below!

 

CompanyRankingRatingPrice .NET Version.NET MVC# of Websites Description
Host4ASP.net1st9.0 out of 10$2.95 Per Monthv1.1, v2, v3.5 SP1, v4.5, v53, 4, 5Varies

Host4ASP.net Review

With solid uptime, affordable pricing, and great security, Host4ASP.net makes for a very compelling Windows hosting service.Full Host4ASP.net Review »
SmarterASP.net2nd8.9 out of 10$2.95 Per Monthv4, v4.5, v4.5.1, v4.5.2, v4.6.14, 5, 61 to Unlimited

SmarterASP.net Review

From a solid performance to affordable rates, SmarterASP.Net seems to be the smart choice for those on a budget, though be wary of some shortcomings.Full SmarterASP.net Review »
AccuWeb Hosting3rd8.7 out of 10$4.21 Per MonthClassic, v2, v3.5, v4.62, 3, 4, 5Varies

AccuWeb Hosting Review

AccuWeb Hosting offers feature-packed shared and VPS packages, though you'll get with lower bandwidth allowances and resource caps on cheaper plans.Full AccuWeb Hosting Review »
Winhost4th8.5 out of 10$3.95 Per Monthv2, v3.5, v4.5.2, v4.61, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6Unlimited

Winhost Review

Winhost focuses only on Windows ASP.net hosting, offering solid uptime, tons of one-click apps, easy site migrations and more.Full Winhost Review »
Arvixe5th8.0 out of 10$5.00 Per Monthv2, v3.5, v4.55Varies

Arvixe Review

Arvixe offers an overall solid Windows ASP.NET hosting service that is light on the pocket, though be wary of some limitations.Full Arvixe Review »
DiscountASP6th8.0 out of 10$90.00 Per Yearv2, v3.5, v4.5.2, v4.6.x2, 3, 5, 6Unlimited (optional)

DiscountASP Review

DiscountASP offers one hosting plan that is quite flexible, thanks to numerous add-ons. Prices don't feelFull DiscountASP Review »
HostGator7th7.8 out of 10$4.76 Per Monthv2, v3.5, v4, v4.53Unlimited

HostGator Review

Though HostGator has a lot going for it - from unmetered features to good uptime - various blemishes hold them back.Full HostGator Review »
Applied Innovations8th7.8 out of 10$22.48 Per Monthv43.0Varies

Applied Innovations Review

Though pricey, Applied Innovations provides reliability and security across their numerous ASP.NET hosting solutions.Full Applied Innovations Review »
LiquidWeb9th7.7 out of 10$50.00 Per Monthv3.5, v4.6On RequestUnlimited

LiquidWeb Review

You can choose from a variety of cloud, VPS, and dedicated hosting plans, backed by quality performance, customer support and satisfaction guarantees.Full LiquidWeb Review »
GoDaddy10th8.5 out of 10$6.99 Per Monthv2, v43Varies

GoDaddy Review

While you get the domain name for free, there are certain features that are considered add-ons and would cost a little extra to avail.Full GoDaddy Review »
SherWeb11th7.5 out of 10$7.25 Per MonthUndisclosedNoneUp to 1000

SherWeb Review

Though SherWeb offers multiple Windows-based hosting plans and a variety of Microsoft applications on tap, their server performance is subpar.Full SherWeb Review »
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Also, here are some important things we looked at for our rankings.

If you are having some difficulty choosing an ASP.NET hosting provider, then you may want to read some more about the factors that we looked into while ranking the different services that we found. Knowing these features and keeping them in mind can help distinguish the providers that can better suit your needs.

Server Performance

As with any other web host, one of the main factors that will determine its worth is its uptime performance. The bar is set pretty high for this factor, with most reliable servers maintaining a 99.9% uptime -- meaning it has scarce occurrence of downtime and server malfunction. Lost time online translates to loss of traffic and potential clients, and if you are in the industry of making transaction via your website, customers won't really feel secured if your website is down every now and then.

Framework Version

Just like your regular Windows operating system, different services come with a variety of .net framework versions, and any outdated framework in the system can cause compatibility and performance issues. As of this article's writing, the latest version available is ASP.NET 2/3.5SP1/4.5, and you will be happy to know that most hosting providers have this version in their servers. You also do not need to dig deep to check this feature in their plans as this is usually published together with the pricing plans.

ASP.NET MVC

If you haven't heard of it already, ASP.NET MVC is a web application framework created by Microsoft themselves, that uses the model-view-controller pattern. Through these 3 elements, developers can deploy web applications whose components can be tested independently. Keep in mind that not all ASP.NET hosting providers have this feature, so if you would like more control over your web application builds, then you should look for services that have this under their belt.

Content Delivery Network

Another feature that can make your life a whole lot easier is the inclusion of Content Delivery Networks, or CDNs, in the hosting package that you will purchase. CDNs are gaining popularity these days due to their accuracy and efficiency of delivering content to any visitor from any point of the globe. Some providers are generous enough to throw in a CDN service with their plans, even with the most basic ones, so you may want to explore those services for faster content delivery to your website's guests.

Support

Of course, since you will be relying on the hosting provider's servers to keep your website up and running, having solid support from their team is a definite must. Whether you simply have concerns while setting up your website or it is experiencing major issues, the support team can be a godsend in helping to sort out the problem and getting your website back on track. Most of the providers open a 24/7 chat session or hotline for their subscribers, which is more favorable than email communication.

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