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    Windows hosting with MSSQL Database

    Any windows hosting provider with MSSQL database? I need it, please send me your quote

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    Web hosts are not allowed to post their quotes/advertisements here. Check out the Offer section Here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoftsysHosting-Rick View Post
    Web hosts are not allowed to post their quotes/advertisements here.
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    Bizcredit --- You will find lots of WebHost offering Windows Hosting. What exactly you are looking for? are you looking for shared windows hosting or reseller windows hosting ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gineey View Post
    Your Signature itself is an advertisement
    I believe, I am well within the rules of this forum. For your reference: http://www.webhostingtalk.com/rules.php

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    Hello,

    "Any windows hosting provider with MSSQL database" sounds little unserious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bizcredit View Post
    Any windows hosting provider with MSSQL database? I need it, please send me your quote
    I recommend Discountasp.net. I have been with them for years and they by far the best windows host out there. They are quick to launch to technologies and their focus is Windows hosting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoftsysHosting-Rick View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by gineey View Post
    Thanks Rick i can improve my Signatures now
    For sure

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    Basically every windows provider will offer MSSQL. Be careful not to get hit with a hidden cost of the databases though. There are some providers who don't include it in their plans and then charge you and extra $10 per month per database. Bit of a con.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultima Hosts View Post
    Basically every windows provider will offer MSSQL. Be careful not to get hit with a hidden cost of the databases though. There are some providers who don't include it in their plans and then charge you and extra $10 per month per database. Bit of a con.
    Why is it a con? Microsoft SQL servers cost money. The licenses, the servers (which generally are very well specced).

    Or do you think that the customers shouldn't pay for a service that costs the provider money?
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    Whether a Windows provider includes SQL Server hosting as part of their hosting plans depends on their business plan.

    SQL Server hosting definately has alot of overhead (server, equipment, administrators) as well as licensing fees with it.

    However, Microsoft has made an effort to bring down the price of SQL Server hosting with the introduction of SPLA (Service Provider Licensing Agreement) that allows Service Providers to pay a monthly fee instead of paying close to $5000 for a single-server license. This has resulted in the prices for SQL Server hosting to have come down.

    Some hosts still however chose to upsell/upmarket SQL Server Hosting as a premium service. There are some hosts have chosen to introduce it as a standard feature. It boils down to the host's business model. But what matters to the client is the stability, reliability and performance of the database platform. A reliable database platform usually will two important features:

    1) Dedicated database servers - Isolation from other services including web hosting is key in providing stability and performance. Where SQL Express edition fails is that it cannot be used on a standalone box without exploiting the server to its fullest potential
    2) Qualified database administrators - A team backed with MCSE engineers is a good sign that the company is well staffed to manage their servers. Looking for hosts which are Microsoft Certified Partners is an indicator of the people they employ
    3) Load factor - how many databases a host puts on each database server. Looking at host's past history (reviews/forums, etc) would give you an idea on the load a host puts on their servers
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    7. Does the host focus on Windows shared hosting? Does the host focus on ASP.NET hosting and SQL hosting? There are many hosts that offer all sorts of hosting options - vps, dedicated, complex, linux, exchange, sharepoint. There are many host that offer PHP, PERL, coldfusion, multimedia, game hosting. Can their staff handle supporting all of them well?
    This is a ploy used by hosts that have chosen to specialise in a given market for purely marketing reasons.
    A large host will a large client base will always have the necesary man power and expertise to deal with all the services they offer. If this wasn't the case, they wouldn't be in business.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yash-JH View Post
    This is a ploy used by hosts that have chosen to specialise in a given market for purely marketing reasons.
    A large host will a large client base will always have the necesary man power and expertise to deal with all the services they offer. If this wasn't the case, they wouldn't be in business.
    We would disagree with this. The proof? We find a lot of customers that migrate to DiscountASP.NET from the "large client base" host with "the necessary man power and expertise" because their support staff do not provide good technical support on technical questions.

    OR a big host will have to lock down their system and be less flexible. Thats why you will find some big hosts do not allow customers to use SQL Management Studio for managing their SQL databases, for example. Imagine having to train several hundreds of support staff on new software...etc. (and repeat this everytime new technology is launched )- its costly and we can understand why a big host would choose not to allow use of remote mangement tools. Especially, when their target market is mass consumers rather than developers.

    We don't specialize in ASP.NET hosting and SQL hosting for marketing reasons or as some ploy. Not at all. We are a niche host because we can focus ALL our resources on serving the needs of ASP.NET developers and we can innovate within our hosting niche.

    If you are a developer in need of hosting, then we say find a host that specializes in your specific development environment. Then you know, 100% of their resources will be for your needs.
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    Any host that offers a number of different services will have distinct support/technical teams supporting those departments. Apart from that, tiering of the support team and providing knowledge base resources to the staff ensure that redundant training of the entire support team is NEVER necessary when introducing a new service or feature.

    We offer a number of Windows-based hosting services, and we are easily able to service our entire customer base, 24x7 without any technical or knowledge gaps.

    On the otherhand, I can see why hosts choose to specialise in a certain market for marketing reasons. But saying that hosts serving multiple markets are predisposed to offer lesser quality of services in completely unfair and ridiculous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yash-JH View Post
    But saying that hosts serving multiple markets are predisposed to offer lesser quality of services in completely unfair and ridiculous.
    Unless you have the staff which has experience in EACH of these markets then I'll have to disagree.
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    Which is the case for us, and I'd hope for most hosts.
    We have separate teams handling core services/departments. Any company with a good-sized client-base would have teams specialising in certain areas
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    I'm not saying that ALL hosts that play in different markets offer lesser quality of services. I'm saying that the consumer should consider this in their decision making process. Why?
    Because there are many hosts that try to play in different hosting segments that do not offer good technical support/services for EACH hosting segment.

    I would argue that hosts operating in "multiple markets are predisposed to offer lesser quality" of support - unless they proactively organize, invest in their infrastructure, and are able to recruit and train adequate numbers of support staff to handle the needs of the different segments. This is not an easy task for any hosting company - big or small. And it is operationally expensive so each host has tough decisions to make as to how much and how they will invest in this. Our staff has first hand experince with big and small hosts that failed to deliver in this area.

    If you have made the investment for a top-notch support tiering system and your customers are happy, then that's great. Keep up the great work.

    As far as choosing a niche for "marketing reason" - this is not accurate. A host should choose their niche for business reasons which would include marketing, operations, sales, system administration...etc.

    I think that there are hosts that are swayed to get into certain hosting segments due to "marketing reasons". If there is a lot of buzz about some new hosting segment, some hosts may try to get into it because of the buzz hoping to capture some marketshare. But that is the sort of thing that would get a host into trouble because supporting that new hosting segment will thin out their resources.
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    Quote Originally Posted by midnightsoftware View Post
    Why is it a con? Microsoft SQL servers cost money. The licenses, the servers (which generally are very well specced).

    Or do you think that the customers shouldn't pay for a service that costs the provider money?
    Yes, SQL servers and monthly SQL licensing SPLA fees can add up.

    Note that there are hosts that allow SQL Express hosting on their shared hosting platform as it is free, but this is not recommended by Microsoft SQL Team:
    http://blogs.msdn.com/sqlexpress/arc...d-hosting.aspx
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