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.
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|
Make an honest assessment of your SQL Server and application hosting needs in order to find a hosting company that will meet your needs. Be sure to include challenges such as being in a hurricane zone, lack of resources, high cost, lack of expertise, etc.
Check out the ISP reports to learn as much as possible about the ISP's. Here are a few:
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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Update: 2006-09-08
About the author
View all my tips