I need a Windows ASP.NET host. I will be using this host to develop an application that needs to register CLR functions into SQL Server and run Windows services (I do NOT mean web services).
I do not need much bandwidth, CPU or RAM at the moment although I need to keep my upgrade options open in case I do in the future. I haven't found any shared host that allows both Windows services and SQL Server CLR functions, so unless I hear different, I'll consider that option dead.
I could use Softsys's cheapest VPS plan since I've had pretty fast email answers, I read good reviews and they are pretty cheap at 12.50$/month. Alternatively, I could use an AWS instance where I will pay on demand. I was looking at this AMI specifically : aws.amazon.com/amis/AWS/3203 which seems to have all I need.
Can anyone comment on either :
1. A shared hosting provider that allows all I need.
2. What should I except with SoftSys? Should I go with a different VPS instead?
3. Is AWS cost efficient compared to a VPS across all usage levels?
I'll be thankful for any feedback. I'm totally new to Windows hosting and I'm worried I'm making a decision that will cost me down the line...