ASPHostPortal and Host4ASP.NET are two emerging web hosting providers. Just like their names describe, both of them offer various ASP.NET hosting plans for webmasters to choose based on different purposes. In order to take advantageous place in the sea of web hosting companies, the two ones strive to enhance their strengths to develop more exceptional features. As a result, these two web hosts share many aspects in common and, on the other hand, have many differences.
Therefore, for many people it is hard to say which one is a better option. This time, we would like to work out a comprehensive comparison between ASPHostPortal and Host4ASP.NET. After testing two ASP.NET plans offered the two web hosts and gaining many feedbacks, we compare ASPHostPortal to Host4ASP.NET from several perspectives, including pricing, feature, uptime, speed and technical support.
To begin with, please refer to the following overall rating table about the two web host.
|Plan in Comparison||Windows Intro||Basic|
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Pricing and Plan
ASPHostPortal offers four windows shared hosting plans including Host Intro, Host One, Host Two and Host Three. The prices of the plans start from $1/mo, $5/mo, $9/mo and $14/mo respectively. However, the appealing prices are only available for webmasters who subscribe for 36 months. The original prices of the four packages are $2/mo, $6/mo or $8/mo, $10/mo or $15/mo and $16/mo or $24/mo. Additionally, Host Intro does not support people to subscribe for less than 12 months, which causes much inconvenience for people who want to spend some time to test it before subscribing for a long period.
Host4ASP.NET provides three ASP.NET packages – BASIC, ADVANCE and BUSINESS. The packages originally charge for $6.99/mo to $18.99/mo. Fortunately, people can go through the following promotion link to enjoy 58% discount to purchase the plans with only $2.95/mo, $5.95/mo and $14.95/mo respectively. To be honest, the discounted price is quite affordable and competitive. Additionally, the company is more thoughtful than ASPHostPortal in offering both 30 day full refund promise and anytime pro-rated refund policy.
Feature, as a crucial factor to evaluate a hosting service provider, is seriously taken into consideration by many webmasters. ASPHostPortal and Host4ASP.NET have some similarities in this aspect. For example, they both offer MSSQL 2012, MS access and unlimited subdomains.
On the other hand, ASPHostPortal and Host4ASP.NET are different from each other in many features. Specifically, Host4ASP.NET offers more features to its plans. For instance, it provides more exceptional spotlights in developer feature, database feature and email feature. To have a clear understanding, we pick out the Windows Intro and Basic to work out the comparison table below.
|Plan in Comparison||Windows Intro||Basic|
|Windows Server||2008 R2||2012 R2|
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Uptime and Speed
To ensure uptime and speed, both ASPHostPortal and Host4ASP.NET have been investing much money and time. ASPHostPortal owns six data centers in Asia and Europe. Host4ASP.NET also has world-class data centers in Chicago and Hong Kong. Besides, both of them utilize many latest technologies like DELL servers and cooling system and promise 24/7 monitoring.
According to our monitoring results, Host4ASP.NET does a good job in delivering 100% uptime, while ASPHostPortal delivers 99.94% uptime. Moreover, the server response time of the two web hosts reaches 309ms and 320ms respectively. Refer to the following chart for more detailed information.
Although ASPHostPortal, like Host4ASP.NET, offers 24/7 technical support and Knowledgebase, customer service is an oblivious weak point which causes many complaints. Except for ticket, this hosting provider excludes many popular contacting methods like live chat and phone. Besides, it only promises to respond within 24 hours for customers who ask for help via ticket – Help Desk System.
On the contrary, Host4ASP.NET allows customer to ask for technical support via phone, email and live chat. As for efficiency, it is also countable. For example, once we contact its technical support team via email, we can receive a response within 4 hours. Moreover, this company also wins ASPHostPortal in offering more useful platforms and channels like tutorials, Data Center and blog.
Although both of ASPHostPortal and Host4ASP.NET offer various ASP.NET hosting plans, the values and qualities the plans are different from each other. From the comparison above, it is apparent that Host4ASP.NET is a more favorable choice due to its more cost-effective features and considerate customer service.