DiscountASP.NET review is based on the supported ASP.NET technology, hosting features, speed, reliability, technical support and price.
DiscountASP.NET, a Microsoft Golden hosting parnter, operated in Sierra Madre, CA, US, has devoted into ASP.NET hosting service since 2003. With nearly 10 years’ growth, now it is serving for approximately 50,000 ASP.NET hosting customers and over 100,000 ASP.NET websites.
The company is seriously focusing on the reliable & fast ASP.NET hosting and professional ASP.NET technical support. Unlike other cheap & unlimited ASP.NET hosting providers, this company provides and guarantees the sufficient server resources for every hosting account by the restriction “1 site on 1 account”.
The regular price of DiscountASP.NET is starting at $10/mo, but now it is reduced to $5/mo for customers going through this special promotion link, already 50% off the initial rate. And it offers full money back guarantee with a period of 30 days and anytime prorated money back guarantee, with which customers are able to ask for a full refund if they cancel their accounts in the first 30 days and a prorated refund after that period. In this way, customers can put their money in safe.
In terms of payment method, customers can pay the hosting service via Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.
Frankly speaking, its price is affordable enough and its plan is quite favorable. We highly recommend the Base web Hosting plan to general webmasters, and for developers of large enterprises, we recommend purchasing some add-ons an based on the Base plan.
DiscountASP.NET supports almost all the latest cutting-edge ASP.NET technology, including the latest MS SQL Server 2012. As an ASP.NET based personal, small and medium business, you don’t need to concern whether the ASP.NET website can be fully supported there.
FTPIIS 7 FTP
Full Refund30 Days
OSWindows 2008 R2
Isolated App PoolYes
Remote IIS MgmntYes
Remote MSSQL MgmntYes
MSSQL Edition2008 R2/2012
VS Web DeployYes
Trust LevelFull Trust
In addition, the company offers isolated application pool to prevent each customer’s site from being taken down by other clients due to runaway applications or bad code. What’s more, they also provide Windows 2012 hosting for customers to own updated version of Hype-V, an IP address management role, a new version of Windows Task Manager, etc.
Besides, the hosting package includes ASP.NET based control panel, with which customers can manage their account, domain, e-mail, and database easily.
Here, the Base web Hosting plan includes 1000MB disk space, 80GB monthly data transfer, FTP, additional 3 FTP users, FTP over SSL and WebDAV. Apart these features, it also provides many other important features, and we list them in below part.
- Domain Name Feature: unique domain name, private whois for $5.00/yr, International domain names hosted and root domain pointer.
- Email Feature: smartermail email system, email boxes (POP3/IMAP), 500MB email storage space, web-base email, catch-all email, outgoing SMIP server and free email virus scanning.
- Supported Technology Feature: Windows hosting platform (including Windows 2012 and Windows 2008), IIS8/7, ASP.NET 2.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5.1, LINQ, IIS manager, and WCF RIA service.
- Database Feature: MS SQL 2012, MS SQL 2005, MS access database, secure web based MS SQL manager, ASP.NET SQL server session support, SSL encrypted SQL connections and SQL profiling as a service.
- ASP.NET Control Panel: ASP.NET based control panel.
Fast Hosting Speed
DiscountASP.NET only uses Dell servers that are equipped with 64 bit operating system, dual quad core, 32 GB RAM, RAID 10 disk arrays and Internet connection with over 100 MB bandwidth. What’s more, the company utilizes multiple Tier 1 telecom providers to provide fast speed of the Internet connection, and competitive routing and switching technologies to offer high performance. All of the state-of-the-art facilities have achieved fast hosting speed.
And DiscountASP.NET provides up to 256MB dedicated memory for every ASP.NET hosting account that is complete enough to run almost all the ASP.NET websites, including DotNetNuke, CommunityServer2, BlogEngine.NET, etc. Even it’s nearly closed to some cheap ASP.NET VPS hosting. In below, we have carried out the average response time from DiscountASP.NET is nearly 288ms.
DiscountASP.NET guarantees 99.9% uptime for their professional ASP.NET hosting and actually implements the guarantee in practice. We have set up a website uptime monitor for all our ASP.NET sites hosted with DiscountASP.NET since Aug 2011, and haven’t found any downtime longer than 10 minutes. In a whole year, the uptime of our sites is closed to 99.98%, read the uptime of one of the ASP.NET sitesin April and May 2012 as the following statistics chart.
The strong reliability of DiscountASP.NET ASP.NET hosting comes from their 1) rock-solid Microsoft technology, 2) daily security update and hardware firewall.
- they optimized the Windows and IIS in the best configuration for the shared web hosting. E.G. They provide isolated application pool for every hosting site by leveraging the power of the latest Windows 2008 R2 and IIS 7.5. In this case, every site is running in the different process that won’t be affected by the crash of the neighbor sites.
- they update the servers for the latest Windows security patch timely and utilizes the Cisco hardware firewall for the increased ASP.NET hosting security. For our own hosting experience with DiscountASP.NET, we never experienced attack and hack in the whole past year.
Quality Technical Support
DiscountASP.NET offers 24×7 technical support through their support portal and email. In this way, this company enables their customers to go directly to the support site and use their control panel login to gain access to the helpdesk whenever coming across problems.
In addition, they have worked out a lot of helpful articles to teach customers how to deal with the common issues.
Conclusion – DiscountASP.NET Is Good for Hosting an ASP.NET Website
In summary, DiscountASP.NET is good for hosting an ASP.NET website, due to its affordable price, rich features, almost 100% uptime, fast server response and quality technical support. And, we sincerely recommend this company to our readers who are looking an excellent hosting plan to host their ASP.NET websites.