Shared ASP.NET Hosting FAQ

On this page you will find some of the shared hosting FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) which could help you to find the best hosting company.

Q: What is shared ASP.NET hosting?
A: ASP.NET shared hosting means that the customer receive just small part of the hosting server resources as CPU, RAM, disk space etc…So, on one web server there could be thousands of customers and their websites.

Q: How I can manage my site via shared ASP.NET hosting?

A: You could this via hosting control panel. Most popular for Windows is Plesk. Some hosting providers offer their custom control panel.

Q: What is the difference between shared ASP.NET hosting and Windows shared hosting?
A: Both are the same. Sometime we talk about hosting companies offering ASP.NET or Windows hosting services, it depends on the point of view, for developers the most popular is ASP.NET hosting.

Q: Where I can find shared ASP.NET hosting providers?
A: You could check at the larger ASP.NET hosting portal at http://www.windowshostingasp.net/Top_ASP_NET_Shared_Hosting_Providers.aspx.

Q: Can I host ASP.NET 4.5 website on shared hosting?
A: Yes, as well as previous .NET versions.

Q: How to deploy SQL server database using Windows Shared hosting?
A: You could use SQL management studio, Visual Studio, or the hosting control panel. Some hosting providers offer only hosting control panel access for security reasons.

Q: Do shared hosting companies offer full trust ASP.NET hosting?
A: Yes, some of the best shared Windows hosting providers offer full trust .NET hosting.

Q: What disk space and monthly data transfer will be received with shared ASP.NET hosting company?
A: It depends on the hosting plans, many companies offer Unlimited disk space and bandwidth.

Q: Can I receive dedicated IP address with Windows shared hosting?
A: Yes, typically you will receive 1 dedicated IP address for free. Some companies will charge you a small additional fee as $2 per month.

Q: How long takes to open an ASP.NET shared hosting account?
A: It’s easy and usually takes from 5 to 10 minutes.

Q: Can I install custom software on Windows Shared hosting?
A: No, you cannot install custom software, but you can use many preinstalled applications as forums, blogs, shopping carts etc…

Q: Can I login on Windows Shared hosting server via RDC?
A: No, you have not login into the server remotely and you will not have Windows Server admin rights.