Bisend (formally Host4ASP.NET) and WinHost are two web hosts dedicated to offering Windows hosting services. In the past years, they have been expanding quickly due to the fast growth of the user base. This comparison between them figures out which company does better in each aspect of pricing, Windows hosting features, uptime, speed and technical support by analyzing the detailed information collected by our editors.
If you want a quick conclusion, the ratings below should help. They are given carefully based on our experience and customers’ feedback.
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Plans, Pricing & Refund – Both Good
Bisend provides 3 upgradable Windows hosting plans for American users. Named as Basic, Advance and Business, the plans have different target users, and thus different prices. The regular prices are $6.95/mo, $9.95/mo and $18.95/mo. The company has a 30-day full refund guarantee and promises instant setup with no extra fee charged.
Coincidently, WinHost also has 3 plans. Naming the plans as Basic Plan, Max Plan and Ultimate Plan. WinHost supports both quarterly and yearly billing, which is convenient and secure. Besides, the company offers free domain privacy for the first year.
Windows Hosting Features – Both Excellent
Both of Bisend and WinHost have been attaching much importance to the supply of the latest features and Windows technologies, so they are exactly the same in terms of a large number of features. For example, they both use WebSitePanel as an account control panel and integrate the interface with a 1-click installer of popular apps like nopCommerce, DotNetNuke and BlogEngine.NET.
In terms of technologies, they nearly use the same versions of Windows server, IIS, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, and so on. For more details, read the table below for the features included in the 2 companies’ Basic plan.
|Windows Server 2012||Yes||Yes|
|Disk Space||10 GB||3 GB|
|URL Rewrite Module 2||Yes||Yes|
|Isolated Application Pool||Yes||Yes|
|ASP.NET MVC 5||Yes||Yes|
Uptime & Speed – Bisend Wins
Unlike some web hosts that rent servers from other companies and then resell, both Bisend and WinHost own and manage their own servers. They use dual quad-core servers with 32 GB RAM, RAID protection, advanced firewalls, and UPS power to make sure that customers and their clients can enjoy an optimal experience.
To deliver the best possible performance, both companies support isolated application pools which separate each website apart, so that websites will not be taken down or slowed down by the bad experience of other sites. In addition, they serve emails, websites and databases with separate servers to make services fast, reliable and secure.
According to our monitoring and testing, Bisend and WinHost have much faster server response and page loading speed than the average of the industry, while the former slightly wins its competitor in speed. For detailed statistics, read the chart below.
Technical Support – Both Good
Bisend and WinHost have many similarities in terms of technical support. They both offer support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through email tickets and maintain a large knowledgebase. For requests submitted via ticket or email, the companies guarantee that all issues will be addressed within 24 hours.
However, there is still one difference existing that Bisend supports one more communication channel – live chat. There is a live chat button on the official site. By having a click on the button, webmasters can start a real-time chat with a support representative, which is efficient for resolving emergencies during hosting and managing websites.
Conclusion – Both Are Recommended for Windows Hosting
Both companies have a combination of good affordability and quality, so they nearly match each other in the competition. But if you pay much attention to the responsiveness of technical support, Bisend should be a more preferred option.