Hosting WEB Pages

I'm a ASP.NET programmer.  I have created lots of ASP.NET pages.   But I lack knowledge and expertise on hosting WEB pages.  My employer uses IIS and I understand that IIS hosts ASP.NET pages.  I am also aware Apache.    Questions:

How many different platforms exist for hosting WEB Pages?
Does IIS only host Microsoft ASP pages?
If I wanted to have a WEB site for my business, can I use something like GoDaddy?
Does GoDaddy host page types other than ASP?
What other companies like GoDaddy could I look at for hosting pages for a small business?  
Since I am familiar with Visual Studio and .NET, what add-ons are there for creating WEB pages that do the upfront work of building templates using CSS?

Bottom line - I want to create a set of pages for my small business and I'm looking for options on how to do this.

Thanks.
LVL 1
HLRosenbergerAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Zac HarrisSystems Administrator Commented:
How many different platforms exist for hosting WEB Pages?
There are two platforms, Linux and Windows (IIS) for hosting web pages.

Does IIS only host Microsoft ASP pages?
No, IIS can be used to host many different types of pages. HTML, PHP, CSS, etc... It can even host Content Management Systems (CMS) such as WordPress, Joomla, etc...

If I wanted to have a WEB site for my business, can I use something like GoDaddy?
Yes, you can use GoDaddy or a number of other hosting providers.

Does GoDaddy host page types other than ASP?
Yes, GoDaddy offers both Linux Hosting as well as Windows Hosting

What other companies like GoDaddy could I look at for hosting pages for a small business?
There are quite a few. GoDaddy, BlueHost, HostGator, I even do hosting but currently only linux hosting.  

Since I am familiar with Visual Studio and .NET, what add-ons are there for creating WEB pages that do the upfront work of building templates using CSS?
There are quite a few but here are some links to get you started:
Visual Studio Magazine .NET Web Design Add-Ons
Products and Extensions for Visual Studio
Pluralsight Add-Ons
David Johnson, CD, MVPRetiredCommented:
How many different platforms exist for hosting WEB Pages?

Many  - IIS, Apache, cloudfusion, nginx and more.

Does IIS only host Microsoft ASP pages?
html, php,

If I wanted to have a WEB site for my business, can I use something like GoDaddy?
you could use any webhost you want or even your own company's resources

Does GoDaddy host page types other than ASP?
depending upon the hosting package, they sell windows and linux packages.

What other companies like GoDaddy could I look at for hosting pages for a small business?
too many to mention.. I do recommend squarespace.com for their ease of use and their ability to scale depending upon demand.

Since I am familiar with Visual Studio and .NET, what add-ons are there for creating WEB pages that do the upfront work of building templates using CSS?
There are many JS packages i.e. bootstrap.  Web design is more of an art than a science.  What you may be used to is windows forms coding, web coding is entirely different.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
HLRosenbergerAuthor Commented:
thanks!
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Web Development

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.