Both 1and1 and Host4ASP.NET have the great popularity in hosting field. 1and1 covers various web hosting services like, windows hosting, shared hosting and performance hosting. On the other hand, Host4ASP.NET, as a professional web host, puts everything on offering premium ASP.NET hosting service. According to the recent market research, as for ASP.NET (windows) hosting, Host4ASP.NET takes more advantageous places.
This time we would like to work out a comprehensive comparison of this web hosts to figure out whether Host4ASP.NET really have strengths to win 1and1for a long term. After testing two hosting plans from the two web hosting providers, we compare 1and1 with Host4ASP.NET from several aspects, including pricing, feature, uptime, speed and technical support. To begin with, please refer to the following rating table.
|Plan in Comparison||Basic Windows||Basic|
|In-depth Review||1and1 Review||Host4ASP.NET Review|
Pricing and Plan
1and1 offers three windows hosting packages, namely, Basic Windows, Unlimited Windows and Performance Windows. Basic Windows is advertised at 0.99/mo. However, pay attention to that this appealing price is only available for people who subscribe for 12 months. Within 12 months, Basic Windows charges for $5.99/mo. After 12 months, it charges for 3.99/mo to 44.99/mo. Moreover, the prices of the latter ones start at $5.99/mo to $8.99/mo and $10.99/mo to $14.99/mo.
Host4ASP.NET also provides three ASP.NET hosting plans including BASIC, ADVANCE and BUSINESS. The original prices of them range from $4.95/mo to $9.95/mo. The good news is that with the following promotion link the prices can be cut down to $2.95/mo, $3.95/mo and $9.95/mo respective. Moreover, Host4ASP.NET offers 30 day money back guarantee and pro-rated anytime refund policy, which is more considerate than 1and1 which only provide 30 day refund guarantee.
To evaluate whether a web hosting provider is a worthwhile choice, feature is an indispensable point. 1and1 and Host4ASP.NET share some features in common. For example, both of them offer MYSQL5 database, daily backups and multiple programming languages like Perl.
On the other hand, the two web hosts have many distinguished features. For example, Host4ASP.NET has more spotlights in database features including SQL backups, phpMyAdmin and SQL Management Studio access permission. Besides, it also wins 1and1 in offering more exceptional developer features like multiple Net versions. We pick out Basic Windows and BASIC to work the table below to give readers more comparison information.
|Plan in Comparison||Basic Windows||Basic|
|Number of Site||1||1|
|SQL Backup and SQL Restore|
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Uptime and Speed
In the past monitoring days, 1and1 delivery 99.95% uptime, which fails to fulfill its 99.99% uptime guarantee.
On the contrary, Host4ASP.NET reaches its 100% guarantee perfectly reaching its uptime guarantee. The success of Host4ASP.NET results from its world-class data centers, latest technologies and many engineers’ commitments. For example, the company utilizes industry-leading redundant system and DELL servers.
In the meantime, Host4ASP.NET values server performance because to see their clients’ business flourish is what they aim at. Note that this web host provides the high-quality network infrastructures and keeps a close system monitoring 24×7. During the testing period, Host4ASP.NET server response time reaches 309ms on average, which is obviously faster than 1and1 (server response time is 757ms).
Both Host4ASP.NET and 1and1 hire many professional hosting engineers and technicians, as a helpful technical support team, to help customers solve the problems. Moreover, both of them offer many platforms and channels, such as Knowledgebase and blog, for customers to handle issues by themselves or ask other experienced users for help.
However, as for the contacting methods, Host4ASP.NET is more considerate in allowing people to reach technical support them via phone, email and live chat. On the contrary, 1and1 excludes live chat and only offers two contacting ways – phone and email, which causes much inconvenience for a large number of webmasters who want to communicate with technicians and ask for solutions via live chat.
Even though Host4ASP.NET and 1and1 both have various ASP.NET hosting plans to satisfy different webmasters with different need, the former dose the better job based on the comparison above. Specifically, from the content above, it is apparent that Host4ASP.NET, specializing in ASP.NET hosting, offers more cost-effective feature, reliable performance and thoughtful customer service.