Can the more experienced people here kindly suggest an appropriate hosting suitable for my needs ?
1. ASP.Net 2.0, WebServices, medium trust mode
3. SQL 2005 (express edition is fine ~200mb)
4. Ability to host custom DLL's (simple windows dlls, not COM dlls)
1. High uptimes and speeds
2. ~50 - 60GB bandwidth per month
3. Lots of disk space (min 15 GB, but the more the better like 200 - 300 GB - I intend to store very hi-resolution images, but they would be accessed relatively less frequently)
Budget : ~ $250/yr (am somewhat flexible on this)
and yes, I've gone through the offers sections.
I'm sick and tired of searching the right hosting company and I'm really hoping to get some answers here If the experts here can at least suggest the "generally recommended" and the "stay away from" ones, that would be a start...
No wonder your fedup. You won't find what you are looking for in a shared hosting plan. If you have your own VPS / Dedicted Server you can install your own DLL's and MSSQL Express. You may also be able to resell the VPS / Dedicated Server to help fund this.
Its not a COM DLL I would like to install... it does NOT need to be registered. My code can directly reference it pretty much like a .net dll
It seems clustered hosting at reliablesite.net seems reasonable to begin with (40 GB space, 50 GB bandwidth, etc.) I've sent them an email asking for detailed features supported by them especially web services, medium/full trust (ability to make HTTP calls to other domains, etc) hopefully I'll get a positive response soon.
There are some good folks here at WHT that I see recommended often. I think your budget may be a little low for a quality provider. I'm not saying you will not find what you are looking for in your budget, but a tad low imho.
Good luck w/ your search and best wishes!
Allen Burnett StormHosts[email protected] Professional MS ASP, .Net, MS SQL 2000/2005 and Reseller Hosting Since 2001 Clustered servers @ Equinix Helm/cPanel/WHM/VPS/colo/Dedicated/MailFoundry anti-spam/Server Mgmt