Who are the hosting companies that support SQL Server?


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Problem

Finding a hosting company that will meet all of your needs can be a complex task.  Knowing where to turn and trusting that the hosting company will take the same level of care as you do is a challenge.  This is balanced with the notion that the hosting company has the needed expertise and will remove the burden of managing the infrastructure in order for you to focus on core business needs.

Solution

Below is a list of hosting companies supporting SQL Server 2000 or 2005 with many of the common offerings at a variety of costs, uptime guarantees, etc.  Check them out to see if they meet your needs.

ID Hosting Company Server Options  Database Options Supported Applications
1 APlus.net Dedicated servers Multiple database options ASP/ASP.NET/ADO.NET, .NET 1.1, FrontPage 2002
2 bayMountain Managed Hosting and Colocation Colocation, managed colocation and enterprise hosting Multiple database options  
3 Discount ASP.net Not applicable Single and multiple database options ASP.NET 2.0 and 1.1, PHP, Flash, Shockwave, CGI, SOAP, WSDL, FrontPage, Adobe GoLive, Visual Studio, Dreamweaver
4 Edge Web Hosting Shared, dedicated and clustered servers Multiple database options ASP, .NET, IIS, ColdFusion, FrontPage server extensions
5 Go Daddy Dedicated and virtual (Virtuozzo) server options Single and multiple database options ASP, ASP.NET, IIS, ColdFusion, FrontPage server extensions
6 Host My Site Dedicated and virtual (Virtuozzo) server options Single and multiple database options ASP, ASP.NET, IIS, ColdFusion, FrontPage server extensions. PHP, Perl, Python, CGI
7 INetU Managed Hosting Managed clustering solutions Multiple database options ASP, ColdFusion
8 Intermedia.net Shared, preferred and dedicated hosting Single and multiple database options ColdFusion, ASP, ASP.NET, PHP, Perl, ActiveX, OCX Registration,
9 Logicworks Managed Hosting Solutions Clustering, mirroring, replication, or dynamic failover server configurations Multiple database options  
10 Neospire Managed Hosting Managed, co-location and database hosting Single and multiple database options  
11 Rack Space Dedicated server options Multiple database options ASP, IIS, .NET
12 Ready Hosting Not applicable Single and multiple database options ASP, IIS, ColdFusion, FrontPage server extensions. PHP, CGI
13 Server Vault SCIF server hosting solutions Multiple database options  
14 Verizon Business Co-location services Multiple database options  
15 webhost4life Semi-dedicated and dedicated servers Single and multiple database options CGI, PHP, Perl, ASP, ASP.NET, ColdFusion, SharePoint, Full Text Search, ADO.NET
Next Steps
  • If it makes sense (location, number of servers, time, cost, etc.), visit the hosting company to see first hand how the organization operates and if you feel comfortable with the hosting company's staff.
  • Be sure to check references and have your team do some research on your own, to ensure you are comfortable with your solution.
  • If your organization offers hosting solutions for SQL Server, we would like to add you to this list.  Please send us an email @ [email protected].


Last Updated: 2006-09-08


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