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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.
No, just no.
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?
90% of webhosts will off IIS - just google it.
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.Beeswax
- I would have your friend look into the Azure stuff. It's the leading edge and looks very flexible.ETM
- As well as fairly cost-effective for the MS side of things.ETM
ideology aside, I've heard these guys are good:
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....
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.