Need a reliable, fast web hoster (not to expensive) for asp.net and sql server
Posted on 2004-09-07
I'm looking for a good and reliable web hoster for my site, if possible somewhere in Europe, because my members are all from there. Also not to expensive and if possible sponsored/free. I just do this to educate myself a bit more in .NET development and my site is free.
I need the following features:
- ftp to upload files to the site, to update the code, pictures,...
- possible to change the global.asax, web.config
- possible to send (unlimited) email from aspx code. My site has to send emails to users when they sign in, change a password, change there email, or when users send emails to other users that have accepted to receive emails. So no spam or whatsoever. And the mailserver also has to be very reliable.
- possible that an anonymous user can upload via .aspx (with my .NET code) a file to a directory on the web server.
- webspace 50MB or more
- bandwith 2 gig or more for starters (I prefer a bit more)
- MS sql 2000
- sql server space 50 MB or more
- possible to direct connect to Sql server with Sql Enterprise Manager via the internet
- Backup of sql database
- 99.9% uptime or more.
- Fast server preferable XEON servers
- Fast server response (I'm in Europe), a lot of web hosters I see need a few seconds to load. A visitor will be gone when they have to wait so long.
- Daily backups
- fast response to questions via email
- possible to see how much bandwidth has been used
Can someone point me in a good direction or mayby when a web hoster reads this help me get a decent plan?
I can also include a link to a web hoster if he/she gives me a reduced price/free contract.
Thanks in advance