What is ASP.NET ?
ASP.NET is Microsoft's technology to allow web developers to create dynamic web applications. ASP.NET is helpful to create anything from ecommerce website, small applications to large applications. Microsoft .Net frmework is required to get started with ASP.NET. ASP.NET runs on IIS 6.0 & IIS 7.0.
ASP.NET based websites work best on windows based servers. The latest Microsoft's .Net framework is 4.0 having support for silverlight, AJAX, MVC and many other components. We've tried here to compare 48+ hosting plans to help you the best one for your requirements.
Checklist for buying asp.net hosting
Proper Control Panel
When you're buying a web hosting plan for hosting your asp.net application, make sure that your account has a Full Trust permission. Make sure that your ASP.Net hosting account has a capability to change IIS Properties.
Make sure that your hosting company is offering full support for .Net 4.0 Framework.
SQL Database & PHP Support
Most of the hosting companies are providing SQL Databse at no additional cost. SQL Database will be part of your ASP.Net hosting plan. However, many hosting companies will charge $5 to $10 additional for using 1 SQL Database. Make sure that you're not paying any additional fees for using SQL Database.
Web Platform Installer is a Microsoft tool for one click installation of open source applications like wordpress, joomla, nopCommerce, etc ... Make sure that your ASP.Net hosting plan is supporting this tool.
Web Matrix is the latest Microsoft technology for Web Development community. It helps you to develop and deploy your ASP.Net application and SQL database in a single click. If you're using WebMatrix, make sure that your web hosting company offers you WebMatrix Compatible hosting.