Leading Microsoft Gold Hosting Partner, Host4ASP.NET, provides Windows hosting, Windows VPS, SSD hosting, and CMS hosting for DotNetNuke, NopCommerce, Kentico, and Umbraco web apps. It also offers reseller packages and SSL certificates.
Host4ASP.NET’s servers are located in Chicago and Hong Kong, and its website is in English.
Features and Ease of Use
Host4ASP.NET’s shared hosting “Advance” plan provides high-performance, feature-rich hosting for ASP.NET apps. Some of its key features are:
- Plesk control panel
- Multiple domain hosting
- POP/IMAP Email
- Unlimited disk space
- FTP accounts
- Web file manager
- .NET Framework
- MSSQL 2012/2014 and MySQL 5.5
- 99.9% uptime SLA
The easy-to-use Plesk control panel powers every hosting service. It comes with several integrations and features that give you complete control over your domains, files, emails, databases, and websites. The integrated one-click app installer lets you set up a functional WordPress website or e-commerce store in a matter of minutes.
The magic behind Host4ASP.NET’s performance is Windows 2012 R2 with robust IIS 8.5 and a Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014 database. The system is optimized to give .NET developers a good working environment, and daily backups with restore points ensure business continuity. There is a demo that shows you how things work.
Security-wise, customers benefit from daily server monitoring, weekly virus scan, regular server updates, and timely security patches. Cisco Firewall keeps intruders at bay, and DDoS protection is provided.
Host4ASP.NET uses powerful servers connected to RAID SSD storage, and a multi-layer service network shortens the path between your visitors and your site. You get a 99.9% uptime guarantee, which is good but not great.
Pricing and Support
Host4ASP.NET doesn’t charge the highest ASP.NET hosting fees I’ve seen. Customers get good value for money without the usual aggressive advertising, and you get a 30-day money-back guarantee that reduces your risk.
You can pay using PayPal or credit/debit cards, and services are provisioned almost immediately (but you have to pay for website migration). I was curious about paying for website migration, which is often free (at least for cPanel migration), so I confrmed this was the case via live chat.
I believe the entire support team is well-trained and ready to answer your questions, and customers can reach them via the 24/7 via live chat service or online ticketing system. For self-support, you can check out the FAQs and the knowledge base.