ASP.NET Hosting Considerations

Many of my LAMP avocating friends love to tell me how expensive ASP.NET hosting is. And fair point: hosts offering Windows and .NET are privy to much higher licensing costs than the open source Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP setup. But expensive ASP.NET hosting is a thing of the past. With the rising popularity of .NET, hosts are now able to offer competitive pricing and good service.

But what to look for in an ASP.NET host? The first question you should ask is what exactly do I need? It