Skip to main content

Windows Hosting 99 Responses

Last post: 2 years ago | Thread started: Nov 8, 12, 3:43 p.m.

RespondNew TopicDisable Images

  • Beeswax

    I don't even know if I named it right.
    A developer friend of mine is helping me with a personal project but he codes in asp.net and he said that we need windows servers and mssql.
    I've always used linux for websites until now.
    All the hosting services suggested before in QBN are linux. Where can I find some affordable windows hosting service? And no, I won't go to godaddy.

    Nov 8, 12, 3:43 p.m. – Permalink
  • sublocked

    No, just no.

    • I'm not a big fan of the name microsoft but developer world is not that discriminative against their technology.Beeswax1/2
      The ones brought up in a .net environment, no - all the rest of them though, yes.detritus2/2
    next note >+ add note

    You must be logged in to add a note. Login now or register for an account.

    Cancel
    Dog-earNov 8, 12, 3:48 p.m. – Permalink
  • sublocked

    If your developer codes ASP.net shouldn't he know a hosting company he already works with?

    • the ones he knows are located in Turkey I want one in the US.Beeswax
    + add note

    You must be logged in to add a note. Login now or register for an account.

    Cancel
    Dog-earNov 8, 12, 4:22 p.m. – Permalink
  • ETM

    I know it's not much help, but the few times I've been involved on that side of things we always used corporate servers, or purchased a server, set it up and sent to a co-lo. From what I understand is pretty common in general for MS side of things. Justifying .NET usually means tying into other MS services and that is always for larger corporate projects.

    What scale of hosting do you need? Basic shared, dedicated virtual etc.? Is this a large project?

    • It is basic shared for the beginning but if everything goes well we might need higher end solutionsBeeswax
    + add note

    You must be logged in to add a note. Login now or register for an account.

    Cancel
    Dog-earNov 8, 12, 7:17 p.m. – Permalink
  • zaq

    http://www.windowsazure.com/en-u…

    • Right. Forgot about this new Azure platform from MS.ETM1/2
      ThanksBeeswax2/2
    next note >+ add note

    You must be logged in to add a note. Login now or register for an account.

    Cancel
    Dog-earNov 8, 12, 8:09 p.m. – Permalink
  • evilpeacock

    Supposedly http://www.1and1.com/ is good, but I've never used them personally.

    In my years of experience I've always preferred Apache on Linux/UNIX hosting over Windows largely because it's often cheaper but also because it's generally more secure.

    Can't live without .htaccess files.

    next note >add note

    You must be logged in to add a note. Login now or register for an account.

    Cancel
    Dog-earNov 8, 12, 9:05 p.m. – Permalink
  • fadein11

    90% of webhosts will off IIS - just google it.

    • 90%? I don't know about that. You can run Apache on Windows, but not IIS on Linux.ETM
    + add note

    You must be logged in to add a note. Login now or register for an account.

    Cancel
    Dog-earNov 9, 12, 12:02 a.m. – Permalink
  • animatedgif

    Get a better developer maybe?

    asp.net is a bit of a red flag unless you're building "enterprise" bullcrap

    • If this project gets bigger we might need that enterprise bullcrap and I don't want to change techonology then.Beeswax1/3
      I would have your friend look into the Azure stuff. It's the leading edge and looks very flexible.ETM2/3
      As well as fairly cost-effective for the MS side of things.ETM3/3
    next note >+ add note

    You must be logged in to add a note. Login now or register for an account.

    Cancel
    Dog-earNov 9, 12, 3:47 a.m. – Permalink
  • vaxorcist

    ideology aside, I've heard these guys are good:

    http://www.m6.net/prices.aspx
    http://www.midphase.com/website-…

    That said, many of us (including me) have had consecutive all-nighters due to windows hosting in the past. In my case, it was when a developer updated something that required us to suddenly pay MS a shit ton of money to updgrade MS SQL in a rather uncool budget suprise..... and also a case where some DNS got re-routed and we were down for 24 hours due to an insanely minor thing that got propegated all through the internet due to some oddities, so it's not so much the buggy stuff as it is sometimes the minefield of random quirks you have to suddenly know about.... this is what keeps all those DILBERT-LIKE IT DUDES from getting fired, they know this random shit....

    next note >add note

    You must be logged in to add a note. Login now or register for an account.

    Cancel
    Dog-earNov 9, 12, 6:31 a.m. – Permalink
  • ETM

    ^
    The only few times I have had to be on the Win/IIS side of things were all nighter BS sessions. I had one of the parties contact me a couple weeks ago about taking on another one, I literally laughed, said 'never again' and hung up.

    The other side is it's so much harder to find good people when someone drops out. The good ones are always tied up in long running corporate projects, and the ones you can get in a reasonable time frame, are almost all incompetent.

    next note >add note

    You must be logged in to add a note. Login now or register for an account.

    Cancel
    Dog-earNov 9, 12, 9:44 a.m. – Permalink

Login or Register to respond to this

Skip to main content