The ultimate Windows hosting solution, ASP.Net is a dynamic script language that is used by millions of web developers, enterprises and private website owners in building anything from a small website to grand web applications. Being the processor of Microsoft's first script ASP, ASP.net comes with many more features that allows anyone to easily set up a great website. And due to its success and popularity hosting providers have now started to offer tailored packages offer services customized to ASP.net as you can see in the list below.
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The Best ASP.net Hosting Plans
Why ASP.Net hosting?
To answer this question let's turn to the Microsoft development team. On the official website of ASP.net, the following websites are presented as proud ASP.net users. If you are not yet convinced of ASP.net's power and dynamics, have a look these websites:
These are few of the many millions of websites that currently run on ASP.net. And with a hosting provider dedicated to this scripting language you will get an already set-up ASP.net framework which includes useful and necessary features and tools for your website.
More About ASP.Net Hosting
You could host your web site developed in ASP.NET from your personal computer, provided that you have a robust broadband Internet connection, sufficient provisioning from your Internet provider for the broadband traffic that will result from access to your web site and a configured home router that will allow incoming web requests. Both Internet Information Services (IIS) and the .NET framework would have to be installed and configured on your personal computer.
Your personal computer would have to be on twenty-four hours a day and there would be competition for the computer's resources between you and anyone trying to access your web site. You would also need sufficient disk space on your personal computer to provide two separate environments, the first restricted to you for web site development using ASP.NET and the second for the actual production web site to be viewed by the world. Then you'll need the tools to move code between the two environments. You get the idea. Doing it yourself will be complicated and is not recommended. Host your website via a web host provider is the course you want to take.
Web applications would be designed, coded, and tested via the ASP.NET tools in a development environment on your personal computer. Once the application is ready for release, you would move it to the production environment provided by your ASP.NET web provider, who will then take care of all the required setup and operation of the servers behind that production environment.
Web Site Performance
ASP.NET improves performance for applications by implementing the automatic compilation of server-side code into several DLL files that sit on the web server -- this compilation is done only once at the moment the web page is first requested. For the ASP.NET developer, this activity means that compilation does not need to be done for each web page prior to loading it to the production environment. Server-side code can be loaded instead that is compiled as needed as the moment it's needed.
Of course, there will be a slight delay in performance the very first time the page is requested, but, after that, the compiled code is sitting on the server and ready to go. Development becomes that much easier because there is at least one less step per page for the developer to take when moving a web site to production. On the other hand, some developers may not like the idea of placing their source code on the provider's web server to be compiled as needed. These developers can pre-compile the code-behind files for the web pages into .NET assemblies and load the resulting DLL files directly to the production environment.
Provider Support for ASP.NET
When selecting your web provider, make sure you check that not only is there provider support available in general for hosting ASP.NET applications, but also that the provider support matches the specific version of the ASP.NET technology stack that you are using for building your application.