ASPHostPortal is a specialist Windows ASP.NET hosting provider that also provides Linux shared hosting plans plus cloud hosting, reseller hosting, email hosting, and associated services such as domain registration.
This company markets itself as the “#1 Recommended Windows and ASP.NET Spotlight Hosting Partner in the United States,” and it hosts more than 50,000 websites. It has been in business for over a decade, and it has 12 data centers across Europe, North America, South America, Asia, and Australia. Its website is in English.
Features and Ease of Use
The entry-level “Host Intro” Windows shared hosting plan includes 1 GB of disk space, 10 GB of monthly bandwidth, and hosting for one website. This plan doesn’t include any databases or email storage. The next “Host One” shared Windows plan offers 5 GB of SSD storage, 60 GB of monthly bandwidth, two MSSQL databases, three MySQL databases, 500 MB of email storage, and hosting for unlimited databases.
In terms of Windows cloud hosting, the Tier One plan includes 2 GB of SSD disk space, 20 GB of monthly bandwidth, one MSSQL database, one MySQL database, 200 MB of email storage, up to 250 MB of RAM, and hosting for unlimited websites.
There are four shared Linux plans. The least expensive “Intro” plan includes 5 GB of SSD storage, 15 GB of monthly bandwidth, three MySQL databases, unlimited email accounts, and hosting for three websites. The more expensive Linux plans come with additional features including website turbo speed-up, free on-demand backup, SEO, and Cron optimization.
The following features are common across all shared hosting solutions:
- Free software installation
- SSD storage
- 24/7 antivirus scanning
- Nightly data backups
- DDoS attack response
- 30-day money-back guarantee
- Support for free SSL
ASPHostPortal uses 12 world-class data centers located in Washington D.C., Toronto, Amsterdam, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Milan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Melbourne, Chennai, and Sao Paulo. These facilities feature redundant, high-speed network connections, and high-tech cooling and fire-suppression systems. They are staffed 24/7/365 by certified administrators and network engineers.
100% website uptime is assured by DNS failover that monitors customers’ websites for failover from multiple geographic nodes. When a website fails to load, ASPHostPortal will automatically change the DNS records to reroute traffic to a backup IP address or server. This is a paid monthly service.
Pricing and Support
ASPHostPortal’s shared hosting is very affordable compared with American and international competitors. Its Windows “Intro” shared hosting plan costs about the same as a cup of coffee per month, with the price halving if a five-year term is chosen. However, for database and email support, you will need at least the “Host One” plan that is still very competitive at the cost of a fast food meal per month.
SSD-based Linux plans are also competitively priced, and at the time of this review, a coupon code allows you to get a free domain with cloud hosting or reseller hosting.
Shared hosting plans can be purchased on quarterly, annual, three-year, and five-year terms, with discounts of between 14% and 43% given for longer terms.
24/7 customer support is handled via email ticketing. I received a response the same day when I contacted the company.
How much does ASPHostPortal cost?ASPHostPortal offers plans from $1 to $11. The price depends on which type of hosting plan you choose. You can see the updated pricing table (updated weekly) below.
Which ASPHostPortal plan should I get?My recommendation is to start with a cheaper plan. You can always upgrade later on. ASPHostPortal can help you with the migration to a more expensive plan. The increase in visitors many times takes longer than expected and you shouldn’t pay a lot of money until the need arises. Of course, your needs may vary, and you can consult with a hosting expert from ASPHostPortal here.
How good is ASPHostPortal’s customer support?ASPHostPortal is not ranked as one of our top web hosts. But that can also be a result of ASPHostPortal being a small, under the radar, hosting provider. There are advantages to a small hosting company – as a customer, you are more important to them. You can also check out our comparison of the most popular web hosting services here.