Company  Overview

Hosting Review WinhostWinHost won the Best ASP.NET Hosting Award for the year 2015. Based in California, the company has developed its own control panel. Specialized hosting for Microsoft Access, Microsoft WebMatrix, Kentico CMS,PHP, WordPress, goMobi, SiteLock, DotNetNuke, nopCommerce, BlogEngine, AJAX, and Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch is available for the clients.

Winhost is known to be Microsoft Golden Hosting partner and it specializes in presenting customers a dependable and reasonable hosting services. Company owned servers grant on-site services as per the requirements. Each site (SQL database, email and website) is hosted on separate servers to offer for superior constancy and resource accessibility. ASP.NET, ASP and PHP hosting prerequisite of distinctive customers are catered.

Hosting Plans

Three plans are named: Basic, Max and Ultimate. Basic hosting is ideal for affordable windows hosting with no requirements to have multiple databases, large email storage or excessive disk space and bandwidth. Max comes with unlimited disk space and bandwidth for developers. Ultimate is suited for sites with a lot of database and email storage requirements. Approximately, 5 – 30 FTP users, 100 – 500 MB site memory and 500 MB – 5 GB SQL / MySQL disk space is provided. Disk space, bandwidth, SQL / MySQL database and email with storage depends on the plan selected. Additional features include: Free Microsoft SQL Hosting, SQL Data Hosted on Separate Servers, Microsoft SQL Server Database Versions, SQL DBO Rights, Full Text Search, SQL Backup and SQL Restore, Attach MDF File Tool, SQL Management Studio Access Allowed, ASP.NET ReportViewer Control, Microsoft Access Database Hosting and MySQL Database Hosting Disk Space.

Features and Control Panel

  • Windows 2012/IIS 8.0 & Windows 2008/IIS 7.0
  • ASP.NET 4.0 / 3.5 SP1 / 2.0 hosting
  • SQL 2012 Hosting & MS SQL 2008 R2 / 2008
  • IIS8 Hosting or IIS 7 hosting provided.
  • ASP.NET 4.5 hosting.
  • Multiple domains names allowed
  • SSL Certificates are available for purchase

Support

Well friendly and professional support services are provided to the customers for issues pertaining to hosting, technical and billing. 24/7 support is available through expert technicians in Winhost Support Portal who are known for their promptness. For common queries like domains and accounts, setup/manage the ASP.NET server, the customer is free to visit the company’s Knowledgebase and find articles, tutorials, and solutions for the same. Support via email and Winhost Forum is also provided.

Uptime Report

Winhost guarantees 99.9% uptime for it’s hosting by never oversell its service and thus, providing each customer with the guaranteed resource.

Pros

  • Excellent technical support with great customer service.
  • Great speed and great value.
  • 100% uptime with maintenance.
  • User-friendly interface with affordability offered.

Cons

  • ISS adaptive Silverlight streaming is not enabled.
  • No live technical support available.
  • OLE objects are not possible to be used.

Cancellation Policy

For cancellation of services, the customer needs to log and select Close Site link. Cancellation is in force at the end of the current billing period. For security reasons, all customer data and files are destroyed and deemed as unrecoverable. No refund is provided for cancellation request at the end of the first 30 days

Conclusion

Winhost is one of the best hosting providers in this industry. Its reputation rests on its popularity with the customers. With feature-rich plans, inexpensive pricing and custom packages, there is something for everyone. Winhost’s ASP.NET is ideal for small businesses, individuals, and asp.net developers. The company believes in updating its solutions and technologies to make best cheap hosting in the market.

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