I'm currently ready to deploy an asp.net website and looking at web hosting companies.
The C# code behind periodically uses
HttpWebRequest to pull data from an external website to insert into a SQL database. This is only a server script and clients won't have any affect on when or how it runs.
This my first time deploying a site, so my question is.... do web hosting companies allow external http requests? Is there anything specific I should be looking for to ensure this will work when deployed?