Recommendation for a good Windows based web hosting


I have always toyed with the idea of having my own domain and I am finally ready to move my blog off to my personal domain. I was searching for good domain hosting providers and wanted to throw the idea out here to see if I could get some good suggestions.


I looked at Brinkster and liked what they provide but wanted to know if people had any feedback about them. Also they dont seem to provide ASP.Net development and Sql server database in their rookie account and the pro account seems too much for what I am looking for but I like the extras they provide such as wordpress blogging software and photo albums.


So  here is what I am looking for in my domain hoster.


1. Windows based (so I can add my projects in WCF, Silverlight)


2. Good blogging software


3. Asp.Net, MySql/Sql server  support.


4. Photo album


5. Support for media streaming.


Stuff such as decent storage and bandwidth is standard. I will continue my research but in case any of you have good opinions on a particular host then please share that information.


Suggestions?

Comments (6)

  1. Sean Gahan says:

    Mahjayar,

    I don’t know about the Brinkster, but in Wes MacDonald’s blog he found some place that is providing free asp.net hosting till 2010. You can see the blog posting here:http://wesmacdonald.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!25108A9ADA96C9D7!298.entry

    Server specs:

    .NET Framework 3.0

    SQL Server 2005 Express

    ASP.NET 2.0 w/Ajax support

    100 MB of disk space

    By the way what kind of framework are you going to use for your site, or do you plan on writing yours from scratch.

    Best regards,

    Sean Gahan

    http://seangahan.net

  2. marcoscobena says:

    Hello Mahjayar,

    I really encourage you to try this: http://www.discountasp.net/.

    My two bits.

    Regards,

    Marcos

  3. Herr Ziffer says:

    Mahjayar,

    I would also recommend discountasp.net, which is what I use.  They have always been good about supporting Microsoft frameworks, and keep increasing bandwidth and harddisk space as the hardware prices drop without increasing their prices.  I’ve never had any problems with them.

    James

  4. After a lot of procrastination I finally got a new blog on my personal domain hosted at http://maheshwar.net/Blog

  5. After a lot of procrastination I finally got a new blog on my personal domain hosted at http://maheshwar