Arvixe and DiscountASP.NET are the 2 topnotch ASP.NET budget shared web hosting providers in the market, especially for the expensive Windows Server license fee charged by Microsoft. Compared to DiscountASP.NET, Arvixe is cheaper, more rich-featured and less restrictive, but DiscountASP.NET offers the better site hosting performance.
Who is Arvixe?Arvixe is the well-known budget hosting company founded in 2003 operated in Santa Rosa, CA, reputed in their shared web hosting service. Arvixe provides the comprehensive web hosting plans including shared web hosting, virtual private server, dedicated server and reseller hosting based on both Windows and Linux systems. Now, Arvixe is serving for approximately 200,000 clients with 3,000 new clients added for each month.
Who is DiscountASP.NET?DiscountASP.NET, founded in 2003, designed to offer the affordable and reliable Windows web hosting solutions from the beginning. DiscountASP.NET has been the professional Windows web hosting provider and the Microsoft Gold hosting partner that leads the ASP.NET shared web hosting industry. Now, they're serving for approximately 75,000 clients using ASP.NET technology.
Arvixe VS DiscountASP.NET - PriceRegularly, Arvixe is cheaper than DiscountASP.NET, even Arvixe provides additional 30% discount that their ASP.NET shared web hosting is starting at $3.5/mo only. Read Arvixe Coupon.
|Billing Cycle||Arvixe Personal||DiscountASP.NET|
Arvixe VS DiscountASP.NET - FeaturesArvixe has 2 ASP.NET web hosting plans: Personal and Personal Pro. As the only difference between the 2 plans is that the latter one allows users to host unlimited domains and websites on 1 account, we mainly compare Arvixe Personal Plan with DiscountASP.NET hosting.
|Hosting Domains (on 1 account)||6||1|
|Hosting Sites (on 1 account)||Unlimited||1|
|Dedicated App Pool|
|MSSQL||Express Edition, FREE||Web Edition (Extra $5/mo)|
|MySQL||Unlimited||MySQL5 (Extra $5/mo)|
From the above comparison, it's clear that Arvixe is much more rich-featured and cost effective. Arvixe allows users to host 6 domains and unlimited sites on 1 account, and it provides 1 free domain name and unlimited free MSSQL Express databases.
DiscountASP.NET doesn't offer free MSSQL Express database. Alternatively, they offer MSSQL web edition for additional $5/mo. If you don't buy this extra, you have to use the file based Local SQL database or Access database. DiscountASP.NET provides the larger memory limit for the hosting account.
Arvixe VS DiscountASP.NET - SpeedArvixe is cheaper but providing much more features, in exchange to host more customers on the shared server to cost down. As a result, the overall performance of sites hosted with Arvixe is lower than DiscountASP.NET.
We did the performance comparison of a site with the same ASP.NET code and same content hosted with Arvixe and DiscountASP.NET, we found DiscountASP.NET is approximately 75% faster than Arvixe, either MSSQL database query, page generation, and page rendering performance. The much better performance of DiscountASP.NET site on MSSQL database query makes sense because it's using MSSQL Web Edition.
Arvixe VS DiscountASP.NET - UptimeBoth Arvixe and DiscountASP.NET are the reliable ASP.NET web hosts of all which we have reviewed so far. Generally, they can commit a 99.9% uptime in practice. We have set up a site uptime monitor to detect the availability of the testing sites hosted with Arvixe and DiscountASP.NET from Feb to April 2012, read the uptime statistics chart as following.
Arvixe VS DiscountASP.NET - Control PanelArvixe utilizes the well-known open source WebSitePanel (renamed from DotNetPanel) for their web hosting that offers super rich set of features, including the management for domains, sites, files, emails, database, Microsoft Application Gallery, remote IIS management, etc. Try the demo here.
DiscountASP.NET utilizes a control panel developed by themselves which is definitely worse than the power of the open source community for WebSitePanel. It doesn't provide file management that the users have to look for a file management application elsewhere and install it by themselves. The control panel UI is also not designed visually as the WebSitePanel.
Generally, WebSitePanel is the deep copy of cPanel for ASP.NET web hosting. Arvixe makes a right choice and their web hosting control panel is definitely more friendly and rich-featured.
ConclusionIt's the tradeoff between Arvixe and DiscountASP.NET.
- If you're looking for a cost effective ASP.NET web hosting, Arvixe is your best option. For $3.5/mo, you can get the site up without any additional cost including domain name. To claim Arvixe 30% discount and to learn more about Arvixe review, visit Arvixe Personal ASP.NET Web Hosting Review & Coupon
- If you're looking for a powerful and high performance ASP.NET web hosting, DiscountASP.NET is your best option. For $5/mo for ASP.NET web hosting with additional $5/mo for MSSQL Web Edition, DiscountASP.NET commits a high performance affordable ASP.NET web hosting solution. To claim DiscountASP.NET promotion and to learn more about DiscountASP.NET, visit DiscountASP.NET Review & Promotion