NO.1 Windows Server Edition
Windows server edition should be considered if you want to get along well with your ASP.NET hosting. It is the operating system of your Windows. In general, the newest edition is the first choice. Because newer Windows server edition can offer more features than the old one. Now usually the edition of 2010 and 2008 R2 are preferred.
NO.2 MSSQL Server
MSSQL is a database system invented by Microsoft Inc. It is used to store and retrieve data as required by other applications. Usually there are 5 versions widely used in web hosting industry including MSSQL 2000, 2005, 2008, 2008 R2 and 2012. So far, the best suitable version for ASP.NET hosting is MSSQL 2012.
NO.3 .NET Framework Version
The .NET Framework is a kind of software framework which has a large library offering language interoperability among several various programming language. Therefore, the supported .NET Framework version is an important factor on choosing an ASP.NET web host. The widely used versions are 2.0, 3.5 SP1 and 4.5 , 5,
NO.4 ASP.NET MVC Version
MVC implies model-view-controller. ASP.NET MVC is a web application framework which carries on model-view-controller pattern. ASP.NET MVC allows software developers to build a web application as a composition of three roles: Model, View and Controller, thereby allowing each component to be easily tested independently. The three widely used ASP.NET MVC versions are 2.0, 3.0, and 4.0.
NO.5 ASP.NET Hosting Trust Level
The trust level allows applications run with limited permission to ensure the environment secure. The trust levels of ASP.NET hosting are Full, High, Medium, Low and Minimal. Usually Full Trust is more expected than the others, because it is the most flexible configuration for running websites.
NO.6 Control Panel
When comes to the control panel of ASP.NET hosting, we usually prefer Plesk and WebSitePanel, because they are really reliable and also widely used in ASP.NET hosting. They have beautiful and concise interfaces which make the control panel to be very user-friendly. We recommend both the two to you.
NO.7 Dedicated Application Pool
Application pool on one server is usually shared by many websites. If the memory limit is reached, then the application pool will stop working and restart. So in order to avoid always being troubled by this problem, it is necessary to pay attention to whether your web host offers the dedicated application pool or not.
NO.8 ASP.NET Hosting Uptime
It may lead the websites lose lots of visitors if the downtime of a web host is very long. Almost every web host guarantees 99.9% uptime, but actually only a few of them meet their commitments based on our research in the past months. WinHost is a reliable one, its uptime is usually wonderful, and sometimes it even can reach 100.00%.
NO.9 ASP.NET Hosting Loading Speed
People all don’t like waiting, so the loading time also can influence the visitor numbers. A poor loading speed has a negative effect on customer conversion. Usually the disk storage of the hardware, the network, over-selling server and many other factors can affect loading speed.
NO.10 the Knowledge and Experience of Technical Support
If you are an non-technical person, some problems and difficulties may appear in your operation process, so a knowledge support team can be really necessary. Besides, if the web host is experienced with ASP.NET, it can also offer a worry free and convenient service for you.