Hosting on Microsoft's ASP.NET Platform
ASPHostPortal gets its name from the fact that they offer hosting based on Microsoft's ASP.NET platform. Most web hosting today is on a Linux platform, but some do offer Windows based hosting. This company happens to focus on the Windows side. They seem to do a good job of it since they won an award from Microsoft saying they are the #1 recommended Windows hosting provider in the United States. They do offer some Linux servers too, but that is not their primary focus. Their servers are located in 8 different data centers around the world including Washington, Seattle, Amsterdam, Singapore, Hong Kong, The UK, Australia, France and Germany. This means you can be sure that your site is going to be physically located in a data center close to your target audience, which is quite nice. Overall the company seems to be doing a very good job at providing high quality hosting to their customers.
Uptime & Reliability
Hosting is Very Stable
This company seems to offer good quality hosting that is very stable. They use good hardware and are located in very well-established data centers around the world. I didn't see anyone having any significant complaints about uptime or outages, which is a very good sign. Overall, there is no reason to think that you'll have any outages related to problems with the hosting company themselves.
Easy to Understand Features
When you look through the different hosting packages they offer you will quickly see that they are quite easy to understand. They break each package down and provide a detailed list of everything you'll get. It is very easy to get a quick picture of what you'll get at each level, and what is different. Most of what they offer is in line with what the rest of the industry is providing. Entry level shared hosting gets 1 gig of disk space and 10 gigs of bandwidth, which is not bad at all. That package doesn't have any SQL databases or email though, so it is quite limited. As you move up, you'll have access to things like SQL and additional options. They have some good dedicated cloud servers, You can choose from their budget dedicated servers or their premium versions. They offer solid state drives, a variety of options for number of CPUs and memory and much more. Overall they have a good lineup of servers available to choose from.
Limited Information About Tech SUpport
They don't really provide much information about their technical support team. Given the fact that they have data centers around the world and serve many types of customers, it seems that they should let people know if the tech support will speak their language or where it is based. I didn't see many complaints from actual users of the hosting, which is a good sign, but it would be nice to have more information available.
Some Good Deals but Mostly Average
The prices are mostly in line with what others in the industry will charge for similar features. If you really just need a very basic site, you can get it very inexpensively, but for the normal options the prices aren't bad but they aren't great. If you pay for a long time (2+ years) up front than you can get some very nice discounts, which is what many companies offer these days. For the dedicated cloud servers you'll pay anywhere from $18 to $399 depending on the specifics of what you select.
Quality Hosting Services
When you look at the hosting solutions available from ASPHostPortal there is a lot to like. Of course, their primary service is focused on the Windows platform, so if you would prefer Linux you may want to go with another company. While they do offer Linux, it seems like a better idea to go with a company that has their focus in that area. The prices are reasonable and they are able to meet the needs of almost any type of site. Pros:
- Fair Pricing
- Lots of Options
- Lots of Data Center Locations
- Some Packages have lots of Limitations