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How to find web hosting that meets my requirements?

I'm currently using shared hosting. I want more control over my IIS and also I need to run in full trust. There are a lot of options out there for Windows VPS hosting.

Which ones do you recommend is the best?

Some must haves

  • Has to have great support
  • Automatic hardware fail overs
  • Access through Remote Desktop (you would be amazed some don't offer this)
  • No limit on what I can install on it
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marked as duplicate by John Conde Apr 2 '12 at 19:04

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I've asked similar question with more limited scope some time ago at serverfault but I didn't receive feedback I hoped for. –  Jakub Šturc Jul 19 '10 at 10:01
    
Why the downvotes? Is this out of scope? Can someone elaborate?? –  Wil Jul 19 '10 at 12:39
    
Please don't downvote without stating your reason. Should this perhaps be turned into a wiki question? –  Arnold Zokas Jul 19 '10 at 14:56
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It's subjective, but IMO this question is way too broad to be in scope for this site. References: webmasters.stackexchange.com/faq meta.webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/104/… (and other similar questions on Meta) –  JasonBirch Jul 20 '10 at 4:44
    
You'll probably want to be more specific on which web hosts you have in mind. Maybe a more targeted question asking for input on how hosts compare on a certain subject. There are 1 billion hosting companies out there and everyone has Their Opinion™ –  Shane Stillwell Jul 20 '10 at 12:44
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Maximum ASP is highly regarded.

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These guys seem expensive –  Donny V. Jul 21 '10 at 12:41
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I have had good experience with SoftSys Hosting. They have great pricing ($50/month for 2GB RAM and 2 CPU) and I have found the support and communications to be excellent. The only one of your requirements I am unsure whether or how they support is automatic hardware failover.

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Although I've not personally used them, I hear that PowerVPS is quite good.

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Looks like these guys only offer linux. –  Donny V. Jul 21 '10 at 12:44
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The new Amazon EC2 micro instances are the best Windows/Linux "VPS" servers in my opinion: http://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2010/09/09/announcing-micro-instances-for-amazon-ec2/

Their price is around the same as a normal VPS but you get the complete Amazon backend structure. The downside is that the EC2 system has a learning curve and AWS support is not free (except the forums).

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For future reference, for anyone looking at the answers, check out Burst.net. I have no affiliation with them but they offer GREAT prices on VPS and dedicated servers for Linux and Windows.

I have one of each and I can't complain, only give praise.

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