Visual Web Developer – You Know You Want It!

I was just catching up on the news after a great launch yesterday in Wellington and I saw this article in UK Guardian newspaper!

I downloaded my copy of Visual Web Developer... then I went to see what the registration benefits where... there is thousands of dollars worth of very cool stuff here for free... after registering not only did I get the "collection of over 100 professional, royalty-free stock icons from" and the "assortment of 250 royalty-free images from Corbis"... I also got the 30-day's Free ASP.NET 2.0 Web Hosting at

Behind the scenes I have been working with NZ hosting companies to offer you great choice for ASP .NET 2.0 web hosting after your 30 day's free hosting expires. I went here to see who had already released their ASP.NET 2.0 hosting packages and found these four companies offering this service!

2Day Internet Ltd 2Day Internet Ltd
2Day hosting enables you or your web designer to publish a web site on the Internet. ASP.NET 2.0 is available with all 2Day web hosting plans.

Net24 Limited Net24 Limited
No setup fees on all accounts and ASP.NET 2.0 web hosting plans from $24.95 NZD per month. Providing enterprise-class New Zealand based hosting services since 1999.


ASP.NET 2.0 final release now available. Order before 2006 and get a free upgrade from our bronze plan to our gold plan! 1GB storage, 20GB/month transfer for just NZ$249. Our Super Micro Windows 2003 servers have 4GB of RAM to cope with the most demanding .NET web apps.

Enlighten Hosting Enlighten Hosting
Enlighten Hosting is committed to supplying efficient and reliable Microsoft Hosting services. A service orientated Hosting provider, we are existing suppliers of ASP.Net hosting, and are proud to extend our support to ASP.Net 2 free with all of our existing Shared Hosting Plans.

If other NZ Based Hosting companies are reading this and are also offering ASP .NET 2.0 hosting go here to learn about our hoster programmes and then go here to join the Microsoft ASP.NET Hosting Advantage programme.

Comments (2)

  1. Kevin Daly says:

    Hey Nigel,

    With the imminent end of free ASP.NET hosting for MSDN Connection foundation members (and also since I’m looking for ASP.NET 2 hosting), this is naturally a matter of great interest to me.

    In terms of database options, for many developers and even small businesses SQL Server Express would be all we’d need – it would be really, really great if you could let us know about any hosters who’ll be offering that option (and even better if you could encourage them to regard that as a good idea :-))

  2. nparker says:

    Hi Kevin,

    A while ago I made a blog post about this I have been talking with NZ hosting companies about offering support for the Web Hosting Upsize Tool for SQL Express once it reaches it’s final release… Through the ASP.NET Hosting Advantage Programme NZ hosters get access to "best-practice" advise for offering these sorts of services and yes I am "encouraging" them to regard this as a good idea!

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