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.

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